Bill and I tell people it was our dream to move here, and it was. But we moved here three and a half years before we intended because my mother required 24 hour care and we needed a house in a place that would make it feasible to care for her. Until February of this year, all of the eight years we have lived here has been about taking care of my mother and running the business - in that order. There's a hole in my heart and this beautiful place we live in, for me, has represented Alzheimer's and loss.
And now that I've bummed you out, let me quickly brighten things up.
We have made so many friends and met so many wonderful people and we certainly have no intention of abandoning everyone who has kept us here and helped us grow this tiny little pastry shop in the middle of nowhere. We know you've been spreading the word far and wide so we'll be sticking around!
We have been asked if we will be opening this winter. The answer, I'm sorry to say, is no. Not this year. Three months after we were married, Bill and I went from being a couple, to being a couple of caregivers. We're going to start our time off with some R&R (and in our case that means "roof repair"). We have a couple of big jobs around the house we want to take care of, some personal "stuff" to take care of, and we need some time to just breathe.
Thank you for another wonderful season!