Weekly Update: January 18-24

The past seven days have been some of the busiest I have had to date. To end last week, I had my biggest Thursday order ever! I got to finish the week with a small cupcake order. This week has been pretty similar. It has been full of orders, planning, and writing.

When I left off last week, I was in the middle of prepping for what ended up being a 19 meal day. It sounded a lot more intimidating than it actually ended up being. I was able to get a lot of things prepped the night before, and early Thursday morning. My largest hurdle was the cake I had to make. Baking and frosting it were the easy part, but I realized that my boxes weren’t tall enough, so I had to leave and run to the store to find something that worked better. That was a major set back when I was getting ready to package everything up. Somehow, everything worked out just fine. At the end of the day, I successfully made all of my deliveries. The timing got a little worrisome toward the end, but I’m very glad that people were understanding.

I finished my week with a cupcake order. It was the perfect way to ease into the weekend. After Thursday being so busy, I enjoyed not being pressed for time! Making cupcakes is something that comes very naturally to me. It is really second nature. Two dozen cupcakes of two flavors only takes me about 45 minutes from start to finish.

Luckily, I had a pretty easy weekend. I didn’t have any special orders, so I was able to relax and plan for my upcoming week. I knew that I was going to have a busy week again. Monday was interesting. I only had four deliveries, but most people ordered multiple meals. Those four deliveries were pretty rough. Over the weekend there was quite a bit of snow, so I spent most of Sunday and Monday morning worrying about how I was going to deliver all of these meals. My car only has front wheel drive… When Monday afternoon came, I knew the only thing that I could do was just go for it and try to make the deliveries. At the end of the day, I was able to make all of my deliveries and didn’t get stuck. I actually got a ride to my last delivery and I had to meet someone because I knew my car wouldn’t make it. Nonetheless, I got all of the meals to where they needed to be.

The rest of my week has been full of planning for my Thursday meal, and the winter market on Saturday. I am really looking forward to finishing the week strong and sharing how everything goes next Wednesday!

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