Friday, August 21, 2009

My insight, it doesn't happen very often....

Yesterday while I was driving home I noticed a billboard, it first caught my eye because there was not logo, WHAT SOMEONE DIDN'T TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR LOGO STUCK IN MY HEAD!!, just a background of that nostalgic blue-lined, spiral bound notebook from those days of elementary school, with some simple letters. I first thought, from afar before I could really read it, how cute, someone is excited for school to start! As i got closer, I noticed it was this:

I love it!!!

I love the feeling I got, the chuckle I made to myself, and the feeling that our world might not be this negative place FOREVER!! I don't know if its because I am in a retail work field and many of our customers are experiencing hard times, and sharing those frustrations and feelings with me, but I think this is what we all needed. Not a reminder to go out and spend the crazy amounts of money that everyone was spending, because if anything good can come from this nonsense is that YES we all do need to live within our means, (man those brethren are far to smart!!) but that life is going to be normal again. Jobs will be available and people will be able to go out and do what they love. I googled it and came across this, check it out, I like it!!

But it also made me realize I work at a very unique place. A kitchen store. Actually its more than a kitchen store. Its a kitchen destination. We have been around for over 60 years, family owned and operated. We have some of the most amazing customers that have supported us through thick and thin-- dealing with the grumpy old men, dusty shelves and warehouse feel of our old store, our fire that destroyed our entire inventory and building, moving into a trailer, warehouse, and back again to our current store and old location! We had customers who have seen us through every phase of Gygi's and supported us, a small "Mom and Pop" store, instead of the big box discount stores. These customers have made it so that our store is not in a "recession". People are turning back to their kitchens, wanting to learn more about what they can make, to save some money, but doing it in a unique fun and gorgeous ways that gets all ages into the kitchen. I love the idea!! Imagine if all moms/dads made a unique home cooked meal- at least once a week. Imagine what that might do for all those sad feelings out there, for a brief moment people might forget about the depressed world and focus on that home cooked meal that someone put their heart and soul in to and wants to share it with you!!

One of my goals as a mother, is to make sure that my children feel 100% comfortable and confident in the kitchen. I LOVE IT!! (My secret passion and dream is to one day be able to bake for a everyone and anyone who is willing to eat it.... but that is for another day and another million dollars later!) But our family has always gathered around food, and being exposed to Gygi's at a young age has helped me to develop a love for food and the feelings it can give. I really am not the best cook, Matt will tell you he considers himself a better cook than me, but that is the best part, we don't all have to be Wolfgang Puck or Martha Stewart. If we are doing something we enjoy-forgetting the world around us, the countless errands and cleaning we should be doing, and taking a moment to bake some delicious peanut butter cookies or lemon bars, then at that time We are ALL BE THE BEST CHEFS OUT THERE!!!

So thank you billboard, for reminding me that the world will be beautiful again, people will love each other again, and one day we might all take a moment and share that chocolate chip cookie together and remember that our life is to way to short to focus on the negative. And if any of you want to see it, well its somewhere between 3500 South and Lehi, sorry I don't remember where! (I think around 4500 South, but if you are up that way come see me at Gygi's!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Preschool for hunting girls??

This crazy "hunting girl" {yes that is how she refers to herself}, is needing to go to preschool! This being my first big kid and she having a mom who is a bit late, needs some advice on what to do!!! Home pre-school could be an option with me being home more, or is it worth just paying and her interacting with all the other "hunting boys and girls"??? PLEASE I need advice, cause we all know next year she will be smarter than her dad and mom!!

...Yes my goal is to update this much neglected blog!! Oh I can hear the cheers and shouts from afar!!