Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nervous


A chocoholic customer eating cake

Boy am I nervous. So, so nervous. I haven't been this nervy since I interviewed Martha Stewart that one time when I worked for CBS and said totally idiotic things. The sweet shop opens tomorrow and my stomache is in knots. Will I have enough food? Will I have way too much? Is the selection okay? Will the coffee be too weak? Am I starting too small? Do I need an employee already? These questions, and a million others, bounce around my head like pink rubber paddle balls.

Fortunately I have a hot bath, a bowl of Baked Potato Soup and a little brown dog to keep me company this evening. I'm looking forward to it all... especially Millie. Sure have missed that pup lately.

Tomorrow it is on. Tomorrow is the day. I'll save a Strawberry Sugar cupcake for you....

54 comments:

Linda Z said...

Everything's gonna be great!! And if it is messy and thrilling, it'll still be great!! :)

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I love the plate your customer is eating her cake from...is it something you've collected? I always thought it'd be fun to have a restaurant and serve desert on thrifted and tag sale saucers with roses on them. I've started my collection...

I bet you won't sleep a wink tonight, you'll be as excited as a little girl the night before Christmas! I can't wait to hear how it goes, I do hope you'll let us know!
XOXO
Joni

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I LOVE it! I know it will be a great success! And I do plan on visiting sometime--so save a table! Please keep us posted! I'm SO going to miss your messy thrilling place!

Vee said...

Everyone will be so charmed by you and HenryBella's that it is going to be just fine. Better than fine...fantastic!

Your customer looks as if she has discerning tastes.

Hope that you find a spare moment to tell us all about it.

Michelle said...

You will come out with flying colors, Brin! Heck you've been through a lot this past year. If you can get through all that you can get through this. :) Oh that cupcake sounds SOOOOO good!! I could use one right now!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Brin, the God who's brought you through thus far, and is helping you to soar and reach for your dreams, well, He's the same God who'll be standing right there with you as you open Henrybella's tomorrow. Keep on reaching and keep on soaring! B.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Cheers sweet girl! It's gonna be great and a big success ... I feel it in my bones. You will power through anything, just remember to BREATHE. Much love! xxoo

~~Vintage Girl At Heart~~ said...

Best of Luck!!! I am sure you will have the time of your life and make many lives sweeter in the process!!!

Debbie Ferguson said...

I am really going to miss your blog!

Cathy said...

Dear Brin,

I wish you all the best tomorrow, as I have faithfully been doing since I began to follow your journey.

When I face a hard situation I always look at the little fortune that was neatly tucked away in a delicate fortune cookie. It says: Just be yourself; you are wonderful.

I think you should take Millie with you. People are suckers for that kind of thing and it would really add to the homey feel. Who knows, you could even bake up some doggie treats. I can envision customers adding Henrybella's to their routine dog-walking route.

All the best!
Cathy

Lady Laura said...

Best of luck to you and your endeavor. God's hand is upon it, He caused it to happen, and it's easy to believe that He will bless it.

I'm thrilled for you! Let us know how everything goes.

Kristie said...

I suspect that tomorrow will be very tiring but very rewarding!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Aimee' said...

I'm de-lurking myself! Good luck! I know it'll be wonderful!! Wish I lived closer so I could enjoy some of those yummy baked goods!!!

AngelMc said...

Sending out my best wishes to you-relax and enjoy tomorrow-you will only have one grand opening.

Michelle said...

It'll be great!!

Julie said...

Oh, Brin!

Of course your nerves are on end -- that's the life within you just bubbling out! You're probably more excited than anything!!!

BTW, the little girl in your picture looks as though she could be your daughter! Is she related?

So many of us are praying for you and your success. You can't get any better than Divine help!

Many Blessings,
Julie

Rosemary said...

Oh, the anticipation! Serving your delicious treats out of a heart of joy and thankfulness just can't go wrong.

As Oswald Chambers wrote, "Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve."

If I lived down the street, I'd tie on an apron and wash the dishes for you. Have a wonderful day!

Honey said...

Good luck tomorrow! I wish I lived closer to Texas...I would stop by for a yummy treat and some coffee in the early afternoon. Sounds lovely to me. :) Have fun living your dream and enjoy every minute of it!
Smiles to you....Shann

Amy said...

GOOD LUCK!! I'm sure it will be wonderful!

wanderingbtrfly said...

Good luck! I wish I could stop by tomorrow and share a cookie - you're going to do wonderfully!

So blessed! said...

It's gonna be great. I am so excited for you. God Bless and have fun tomorrow. It is going to be awesome, I can feel it in my spirit. I'll be visitin soon.

Lindy said...

Best wishes for a great first day! :)

gayled said...

If I were within 100 miles of your bakery Brin, I would be there for your grand opening...sweet success wishes!

Betsy said...

Good luck, Brin!!! Everything is so cute and God will be right beside you all day tomorrow!

Rosa said...

God Bless you tommorow!
And enjoy. . .

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Brin, I will be praying for you. I think your venture sounds wonderful and right up your alley. You are a bright, creative girl and I can't wait to hear about opening day!! Go Girl!!!!

Little Towhee said...

Have you ever read the story about the famed Mama Dip starting her homecooking restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC? You can read a little bit of it here @
http://www.mamadips.com/history.shtml
but if you get a hold of her cookbook, you can read more detail, I'm sure.

Best wishes to you! I'm so excited for you!

Cheryl said...

Here's to your dream come true day!

kari and kijsa said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!
blessings, kari & kijsa

a woman who is said...

May the luck of the Irish be with you tomorrow!

Love your budded branches...so sweet.

Congratulations on this wonderful new adventure/blessing!

French Knots said...

All will be well.
The start of something wonderful. x

patientmom said...

From the looks of things, the door to something magnificant is opening to you...beautiful and blessed!

I think the real shame is that we can't step through the screen and be there to celebrate you in grand style.

Know that we stand with you and are cheering you on...we believe in you and can't wait to hear with excited exhaustion, how your first day on this magnificant journey went...Be at peace, God is with you:)

Bama Grits said...

Thinking of you on "Opening Day"! Henrybella's will be a hit! Wish I lived closer. Congratulations on your Grand Opening!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

This is YOUR day Brin, enjoy every minute of it and trust the plan, you will be just fine, this is the first day of the rest of your life! I'm so proud and happy for you!

Tammy said...

Brin, you and your bakery are going to be a great success. After all that you have been through this will be a piece of cake! Ha! Ha! Sorry I could't resist :-)

The Machinist's Wife said...

Hi Brin

I'm going to be opening my bakery soon, too, and I just want to say - I understand your excitement and happiness and nervousness. All the very best in your new venture, Brin. Enjoy!

Helen

betty r said...

You will do just fine Brin and customers will be okay with 'little glitches' if there are any.
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings..

Sue said...

Thinking about you today and wishing I was close enough to have a cupcake..or two!

Helen said...

Brin...You give me inspiration! God give you abundant blessings each day....Thank you for sharing! Peace and love to you.

:) Helen

Debe said...

This is from your heart and I truly think your Ta-Da moment has become real for all the right reasons. It will be grand!!

Evelyn in Canada said...

If I could be there to celebrate with you, I would. The bakery looks great and I am praying that the whole venture is a success. You deserve it!

Shelley in SC said...

Soooo excited for you. Have been praying for you all day. Update us when you're able to breathe again!!

Deb said...

Congratulations Brin!! Everything looks wonderful and inviting. Wishing you all the very best with HenryBella's!

Rox said...

I have so been there in spirit all day today! Good thoughts your way! :)

Rox

cardinals37214 said...

"Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:4.

He knows the desires of your heart, and it appears that they are going on, girl! It will all be WONDERFUL, no matter what.

Lynn

Diane said...

How exciting! I'm so happy for you and wish you much joy and happiness in your new adventure. And Many Blessings!

Diane in AL

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Brin, I am so THRILLED for you. I am going to feature you in my post tomorrow so I hope you don't mind if I grab a couple photos off your blog to share with my visitors.

Enjoy your special day!

Renee

Paula said...

This bakery opportunity is SO cool! Maybe a very part time employee to help with the grand opening or something? So you can talk?
Good luck!

Pudgeduck said...

Just wanted to make sure that I am on your newsletter! Good luck on your bakery!!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes. I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Donnie said...

I hope all you wishes come true. You deserve it.

Jan said...

Break a leg, kiddo! We have such faith in you because of your faith in HIM.

Wish you were in PA!

Jan

Nina Diane said...

it's ok to be a little nervous but you'll do great!! Can't wait to hear all about it.....

Priscilla said...

I am so encouraged by your blog. My sister told me about it and I have loved reading how God has given you the desires of your heart (after bringing you through some tough times). We are in the midst of the tough times, but I know that God has a plan for us & he will reveal it to us as we remain obedient to Him. In the meantime, I am going to have a sale (last summer we sold a bunch of things and the income helped us over a rough spell). I think that it is time to do it again.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful & inspiring story.