Never, ever did I dream of being a waitress. And yet, here I am, spending a Saturday dressed in black, small apron neatly tied around my waist, order pad in hand...
Life is so funny.
I've stumbled into a job that feels like a hobby.
Don't get me wrong... I work at it! I sweat from being on the move the whole time... besides waiting tables, I also bus and wipe them, clean windows, do laundry. I even cleaned a toilet one day. And electronic cash registers can be tricky, especially when you have split tickets. So much to learn!
But I'm not complaining. For some reason, I love it! Mostly the learning and social parts, but even the cleaning.
How could I not? After a drive through the hill country, I arrive at this... (taken through my windshield, but I think you can get the feel of it.)
And then there are the random samplings of smoked duck, fresh polenta, chocolate torte and tastes of estate wines...
How did I get so lucky?
It's not a full time job, but it's a wonderful weekend break, even if you're working there. Dining there would be even better. I urge you to visit if you're in the area: Flat Creek Estate. (You won't regret it - people have actually told me they were tempted to lick their plates. It's that good!)
And now for a few of my Sweet! moments of the week...
Monday: a red-tailed hawk swooping silently above your head; soft mornings; chocolate cake for dinner; calling a friend you haven't talked to in a year to wish her a happy birthday
Tuesday: revising two chapters of your book; Mexican hats beginning to blossom again when you thought they were all dead.
Wednesday: discovering a new purple blossom along the road; a call from your oldest son; grilling chicken breasts to perfection, despite forgetting about them a couple of times.
Thursday: Belle lying calm and still enough to rub her tummy (in other words, without her twisting and kicking and gnawing affectionately on your arm.); revising another chapter in your book and finally getting around to posting photos of the old truck you took weeks ago.
Friday: HP x 2 (Harry Potter and Half Price Books with your kids!)
Saturday: a soft morning breeze blowing down the deck; work that doesn't feel like work; fresh polenta, carne guisada, and watermelon from the chef's garden; a good ending to a movie when you keep expecting something to go wrong.
I hope you had a week packed full of sweet moments!