Thursday, October 14, 2010

Plum Crazy!!

Plum Crazy? Yes. What was I thinking? I'm not a morning person. 4 o'what in the morning? Open a bakery?

I'm working on it.

Working on it means that Jason drives us to work while I'm still sleeping. Jason unlocks the front door, runs back to turn off the alarm (while I'm still sleeping) and Jason fills the three compartment sink to get us started for the day, while I'm still sleeping. Waking up begins when I make two lattes at the espresso machine and realize I need to order more milk. After about an hour and a half of not speaking (because it's better not to talk to me in the morning) we speak. I'm kind of awake, maybe. Then the case is filled and the sign is flipped and we've found ourselves in a routine.

Like waking up in the morning, I am clearly not the best at posting frequently to our blog but I will try to be more diligent! None-the-less, Wooden Spoon is in full swing. After a little over three months of non-stop work and meeting many new faces, we have our feet on the ground and our hands about ready to roll out some serious Thanksgiving pie dough!

Jason and I feel more than lucky to have found ourselves at 32nd and Zuni because of the support and excitement we've received from all of our neighbors & customers. Knowing that our little cafe is appreciated makes it that much easier to wake up at 4 a.m., six days a week. Not only do we have great support from our Highlands neighbors, we have been able to work with wonderful food folks who produce wonderful food. Without places like Trompeau Bakery, Coda Coffee & Morning Fresh Dairy, we could not create our own goods. So thank you all!

And most importantly to our tiny staff of 4, the best tiny staff of 4 any Wooden Spoon boss could find! Sometimes they even work on a Sunday, all 4 of them, so we can take an extra day off to clean our gutters at home!! Andrea, Carrie, Emily & Nikki, y'all are the best.