I have also learned a lot of new things about spices and business, which is as interesting as anything else. Spices are tightly woven into the history of the world, believe it or not. Think: explorers sailing the seas in search of new lands and new sea routes to the spice islands. There were fortunes to be made and lost on those voyages, not to mention lives.
Because of the shop, I get to spend time working with Able. I think we work well together; you would have to ask him if he thinks so too. He and I have always gotten along well....except for a short time during his teenage years. I think that's fairly common with mothers and sons. I'm happy that he has found his lovely
Working at the spice shop is the perfect job for me right now. I can work as much or as little as I want to. I am really only scheduled for one whole day, the day we do the order. That is usually a day with just Able and me working. If we're not too busy we have time to visit about what all is happening in the shop so I can keep up with how things are going. I can, and do, drop in on other days as well, when I am in town to visit with the
Oh, P.S. Happy Birthday to my baby brother Jim (and his son Nick). Thanks for letting us camp out at your house for three weeks when we were doing the training for the spice shop. Three weeks is a long time to have two extra people living in your house. I understand that and appreciate your hospitality. You guys are the best.