A Dairy Goddess Crazy Week
May 16, 2011 by dairygoddess
Well here I sit again on a late Sunday night making cheese. I have just completed a whirlwind 10 days. I had stressed and worried if I would make it through and by the grace of God it all worked out and we made it back home safe and sound with no cheese left at all! (A very good thing indeed. Great job Aimee Brooks on filling in for us and rockin’ the sales this week!)
Last week started with a trip to San Ramon to visit my cousin Cindy Sexton. She is going to be running two markets up there in San Ramon and in Walnut Creek. I made it up there to do the opening days of each of those markets. She did GREAT. She’s a natural and LOVES people and Dairy Goddess Cheese. Her many friends came out and gave their support. She is one special lady!
Demi-Goddess Cindy at San Ramon's Farmers Market
From their I came home on Mother’s Day for church and dinner with the family. It was a lovely evening and I am so very blessed with such a great and supportive family. I could not do what I do if I did not have there help.
Monday was down to San Jacinto to visit my Mom and sister. We had a great time and her positive attitude give me a much-needed shot in the arm. My sister and I always manage to get the giggles at some point in our visits.
From there it was off to Newport Beach, CA to attend the quarterly California Milk Advisory Board meeting. We covered a lot of material and had a full couple of days with lots of information to absorb.
Thursday was back up to San Luis Obispo. I helped Tony sell cheese at the Thursday night Farmers Market downtown.
Friday morning was a big day of meetings with the Dairy Advisory Commitee for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Lots to discuss. Some great presentations from the students too.
After the meeting I got to visit with Chica (she was resting so nicely…I gave her a pat and let her be). I also got to see her bull calf Nino. He is growing nicely.
Nino-Chica's Bull Calf Is Getting Big
Back to get Tony from Cambria’s market so he could clean up and we could go to the Dairy Club Spring Banquet at Ventana’s Grill in Pismo Beach. What a great evening. Such great students. Lots of awards too. It was a lovely night! We even hit Marston’s after that….(should have re-thought that part) LOL!
On Saturday we headed back south to my very dear friend Rosemary Avila’s 50th birthday. So many of our oldest friends were there. We had a wonderful time catching up with everyone. It was perfect. We had a quick sleep and yummy breakfast with Pete and Debbie Ferreira and on the road with a stop to visit my 92-year-old Granny.
Granny and I...She is Still Pretty In Pink
Even though it was a great week. Everything went well. I can not tell you how happy I am to be home. There really is “NO PLACE LIKE HOME”!
I am so happy that the cheese is selling well and we are increasing our production. I never realized that this venture would keep me as busy as it has. I know this in the norm for all new businesses.
I am glad I made the time to visit my family and friends between my commitments. I wish I could have seen more. I plan to squeeze more of it in next time around.
We need to realize that those times are really and truly the most important…Life goes so quickly you don’t want to miss out on the blessings of joy and happiness a visit with family and friends can give you. Let us all work hard to try to make more those moments….
Have a good week everyone!