Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, and although I have a lot of really good excuses (dog ate my keyboard, forgot my password....) my friends of blog-nation have been in my thoughts!

So, in no particular order...

I'm at the shop right now, and it's been crazy.  So much to do, so little time.  We open this Friday and there's so many little things that still need to be done.  Washing all the candy jars, getting the plumber in (one last time!!), ordering t-shirts, chasing down the sign-guy, hiring students, setting up the cash register, figuring out payroll, buying insurance.....the list goes on. 

Yesterday all the ice cream got delivered, over 70 3-gallon tubs, making up 30+ flavors!  And wouldn't you know I came in this morning and we had lost power, luckily it lasted less than 30 minutes, but I was just about to start panicking!!

Today all the candy arrived, about 300 pounds worth.  Now all I have to do is finishing washing 100 candy jars.

My partner M had surgery last Friday.  She was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer about a month ago so they had to take her whole thyroid out.  The surgery went really well, but the after affects have been horrible.  She hasn't been able to keep any food day.  They kept her in the hospital an extra day so they could fool with her meds to see if they could figure out what's going on.  As of right now she hasn't gotten sick for over 12 hours, so that's a good thing.  But she's simply wiped out.  So I've been going back and forth the 100 miles, because she's recouping in our old house, cause our daughter still has one week of school before she moves up to our new place.Luckily M's niece from Virginia has come up to stay for a week or two to help out.  She really has been a godsend. 

We go see the Endocrinologist this afternoon to figure out the treatment plan is, let's hope M is feeling better today.

As for therapy, well I guess that's a whole other topic, and I don't have much time to go into it.  I haven't seen L in about a week, just too busy.  I'm feeling very disconnected, and have been doubting our relationship, or whatever it's called. We don't have another appointment scheduled, and suffice to say I'm testing her to see if she call/text and check in on me.  I bet she doesn't pass this test......and yes, I know it's not fair. 


  1. You have no idea how happy I am that you updated!! I've been checking every couple of days!

    I'm so glad everything is going well with the shop and cannot wait to hear how opening goes. Will you be open year round or just in the summer? I assume you don't live where I live (as my super awesome ice cream "sense" would have heard!), but am wondering if your shop is anywhere close by (and by that, I mean not on the west coast!) ... I'd love to support your dream. If you feel comfortable, let me know (and if not, no problem). My email address is my blog title at gmail dot com.

    Good Luck this weekend!!

  2. Glad to see you with a update. Sounds like things are promising.

  3. Hope M is doing better now. My brother-in-law had his thyroid removed for the same reason a year ago, so I know a little about what M is going through.

    Good luck with your grand opening! Hope your shoppe is a great success!