Life, Part Two
I have been horribly amiss at keeping you all up to date on the progress of our travels, so I must apologize. The pace of the trip as well as terrible phone and wireless service conspired to slow down my posts until I was two weeks behind somehow. And then we arrived and life took off at speeds from 0 to 60mph. It was a wonderful, amazing trip and I will publish some photos and some highlights our last cities, and I’ll do my best to write about them while all the delicious details are still fresh in my mind. I arrived in Guerneville, California two weeks ago and immediately started working as the Executive Chef at a new gourmet market/wine bar here called Big Bottom Market. Its been a whirlwind and I’ve been enjoying the ride, but it hasn’t left me much time for blogging.
I love living here in wine country, surrounded by redwoods, and I’m meeting some kind, generous and funny people. It is both satisfying and exhausting being in the kitchen, and I’m struggling with all sorts of new challenges around the physicality of this new job. Slowly, I am adapting and I imagine it will get better and the payoff of making beautiful food is worth it right now. I can’t say that I’m not homesick, however, and I really miss Brooklyn and all of my friends and family on the East Coast. I’m hoping that this will feel more like home, and less like some crazy-fantastic extended vacation, once we find a home and get our stuff from the movers and get the cats out here to snuggle in and enjoy the fall with us. We have been living at the Boon Inn and Spa, which is owned by my employer. They have been completely generous in letting us stay there until we find a place of our own and its a pretty luxurious way to spend a couple months, and is a ten minute bike ride away from the market. Life is very good and I am one lucky girl. I remind myself of that every day when my feet ache. That’s all for now, but stay tuned and I will post some of my favorite moments from the trip over the course of the next few weeks.