Friday, December 01, 2006
So close, but yet so...
OK, bad news is no books today (as expected). GOOD NEWS: I now am in contact with Cleveland warehouse -- they have the books! They are delivering to me Monday. Funny thing is they are literally a block away from a friend's house that I am going to visit today. I could walk from my friend's house to pick them up, but I have no vehicle capable of handling 3 tons of books. I tried to get the shipping company to allow me to pick up a few boxes today, but as expected, they won't let me take a partial load.
So, the timeframe SHOULD now be a definite one. From here on I am to deal with Cleveland people (no more LA contacts), and, they better not let me down! Though, chances are we will have snow Monday, which will make moving the books more fun. Of course, the entire week they were supposed to be here the weather was wonderful - sunny and 60's! Arghhhh.
I think I can relax a bit now at least. Just knowing my gluten-free cookbooks are within 10 miles of me makes me feel much better.
I am celebrating with a wonderful Glutino Sans Gluten Sesame Bagel (pictured above), with some Roasted-Almond Butter - I definitely recommend these bagels. I prefer them toasted (like many GF products), but the textures and such is really pretty decent when toasted. It's not a Panera Bread fresh bagel by any means, but it probably isn't that much different than a normal frozen bagel. These glutenfree bagels hold up rather well in the fridge too -- in fact, I have had this one in there for at least 4 or 5 weeks, and it was fine toasted.
I have been contemplating a book-launch party for sometime in the next couple weeks. We have quite a few friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances that were involved in our recipe trials and such, that is just seems appropriate to have some kind of celebration and get-together. I have a feeling this is going to be a challenge when competing against all the company Christmas parties and the like. Worst case is I can push it off until January I guess.
And, I see I now have a tree I need to deal with -- the winds ahead of this inbound snowstorm just blew a good sized tree in our yard over (snapped it off) and it is laying mostly in our neighbors back yard. The tree has been dead for a year, so I guess it is not too surprising even though it was a foot thick. All sorts of excitement today! Good thing no persons or objects were in the way of its fall. On the upside, I guess I'll have some firewood for the party!