Those who have followed my blogs note that I started life as a Chef. If you can count receiving the Rotarian Award for Outstanding Food Service, then an award winning chef. Unfortunately, things have changed a lot since last year.
It all started with me losing a job I loved and enjoyed. I was told it was due to cost cutting, but have my doubts. I gave twenty years to that job. I saw a lot of changes over the years. I was told at one point to work from home, after my boss tried to have a meeting with me and the salesmen were yelling about their golf games. So much history with that company. I can recall being on the roof in the middle of a storm when the A/C went out. It was scary but I did it.
I have started a new job. I am still trying to sort what my duties will be as I have yet to be trained. That is scheduled for next week. Patience.
One of the things I loved and miss is making dishes. I used to buy a lot from Epicurean (Maureen Morisi) and Pampered Chef, (Joe Furtado), as well as Tastefully Simple. (Donna Russo). I used to love to make lamb gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. I used to buy Spices and rubs from White Wolf Spices too. I loved to cook. The last thing I really cooked was ribs using a Cherry rub I got from White Wolf Spices. The ribs came out great. Tonight, I had a frozen dinner.
I will miss my wine too. I used to get wine delivered by the case and always had some available. That is done too. I will be drinking coffee only. My life has been totally upended since I moved. I found a nice Thai place, but never go there anymore. They had drunken noodles that was the bomb.
I miss a lot about Fall River. I used to take my dog for a walk around the area. We went everywhere. I even climbed Seven Hills seven times in one day. I gave my business to the locals. I loved the tarts at Confectioners on New Boston Road. I could order pizza at Highland or order from Dominos. I loved the Chinese at Asia One. I do have a Chinese restaurant right next door but my new girlfriend is not a fan, so that is out. Before I got my new job, I did try some of the local places. We do hit Cracker Barrel for breakfast on the weekends.
It is a big adjustment, but when you love someone, you give your all.
I will adjust. I will adapt. I will overcome.
My heart to your heart, one heart, one spirit.