Today is one of those days I am so happy I took the plunge and started Columbus Soup and Bread. Since Tuesday’s event I have had three sick children, a busy week at work with special projects and then topped off by a snow day. Productivity is hard in a situation like that … which is why the recap post of the event is taking so long. But wait, there’s more.
Here is my personal Facebook post this morning:
Tune in to this episode of, “It Takes a Village.” IKEA trip cancelled not because of the weather, but rather Chris throwing his back out and being completely laid out on the couch. Tricia must go to the studio to cover appointments because although it is the season of love, in order to have a holiday themselves, they must not mess with other’s holiday photos. This leaves Atticus, fresh off his birthday sleepover, in charge of Margot. Did I mention they are out of coffee? This episode sponsored by Advil.
Let me tell you what happened next. The neighborhood Bexley Coffee Shop hooked me up in a matter of minutes. The across-the-street neighbor took Margot for the morning after texting me the message, ‘Don’t be stubborn.’ Thus relieving Chris to lay on his back without worrying our three year old might start a fire or more realistically get into my makeup and wreak havoc. Now I am at the studio, one client served … one more to go. It truly does take a village. At least in my world.
It takes a village to stop hunger as well. I often think of the people we help with a heavy heart. Not necessarily because they don’t have money to buy food either. But rather because they most likely don’t have the support system that my family enjoys everyday. That is the most valuable thing we own. And the Keels family knows what it’s like to need it on a daily basis. I promise we do not take it for granted.
Thank you soup makers. You make me smile every time you show up and ladle out a bowl. Thank you The Oilerie in Grandview, you made everyone’s soup taste even better by offering up your oils for us to try. Not to mention your generous donation to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Thanks guests who came to eat. Cooks love to share their food and you are a joy to serve.
If you missed it, there’s another Village gathering on January 14. Sign up here to get updates. And have a great holiday season with your village!