I hate moving. From my bed, my chair, my office, my house, my shop. It’s just too unsettling, and I, like Newton’s law, (An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it) am an object that prefers to stay at rest.
Needless to say, however, life is of course fickle – and moving is an activity that has dogged me throughout my many years – not to mention marrying a guy that spent most of his summers moving furniture to make his college tuition..(which produces the most annoying commentary when actually moving – as in “that’s no big deal,” or “piece of cake”) We have had 2 apartments, 5 homes, 2 cottages and I am now moving my shop, for the second time, BACK to where it used to be!
It is simply not for the faint of heart! You must be organized, patient, creative, and almost numb to the touch, as it wreaks havoc with your physical and mental systems. When I was a up and coming engineer in the high tech glory days, I used to lay out and move computer factories. Back then, when we were young turks and swaggered and ate glass for breakfast, it was no big deal.
Let me tell you that now – IT IS A VERY BIG DEAL.
Raise your hand if you have had a meltdown when moving. See! I count about a million of you out there.
But nervous breakdowns aside, moving – like spring – is also exciting, and although it sounds corny, really is a time for renewal and rebirth. So I am very thrilled about moving back to my old spot on the corner, with a new set of interiors, colors and ideas.
We opened back in 2005, and in those years the world and our little ‘bury has changed much. We have come into and out of a recession, witnessed some unbelievable Romper Room antics in our nation’s capitol, (Miss Jean – where are you when we need you and your magic mirror??) and are hopefully in a recovery path for the upcoming decade.
And our little Westie has grown up a bit – We are now a foodie destination! Hooray and three cheers to the hardworking restauranteurs, new and old, that have created a buzz for us that ripples far outside the 02132 zipcode. (not to mention hooray for all of us home cooks who can now play hookey from the stove a few nights a week!)
So come and join us as we celebrate another chapter – we are re-opeing in the new space on June 14th!!