Sunday, August 12, 2012

All I need is a moment...

Life has been a whirl wind of events and constant busy-ness. Pierre and I opened the cafe quietly with out too much fanfare on Friday a very soft opening basically pitched the door open. So many lovely compliments on the rustic & comfortable decor and atmosphere .
All I can say is that our coffee is wicked good!

I will post pics thru out the next week.

I feel it is a huuuuuuuge weight off my shoulders as if we have run an 8 month marathon- it took us 4 inspections to get the hood on the stove to pass- we had to set off smoke bombs too see if it would suck it up and the Ansel system would shut it all down in case of fire....who thinks of that??? Really.
I have less than pleasant things to say about the hillbillies that run show in this area...but I guess I will keep my trap shut ....for now.

My father has Alzheimer's and lives in a memory care  a town over from the midst of the opening of Base Camp Cafe I get a phone call to meet him at the ER....he had fallen and hit his head and needed 5 staples....this is opening day-
Are you kidding me????!!!
I am already juggling my kids trying to keep foghorn happy in the midst of the chaos....These days I literally cry having to choose what apples to buy at the market. It is truly all a blur.
All I need is a moment.

Bitter sweet news on the yarn front... I closed Magnolia Handspun
It was time.
My hands were hurting and I just couldn't press on any longer.

Had my redesigned...and it looks so clean and beautiful
getting more yarn ready for fall and thinking about colors and combinations and that makes me so happy...
I am "dyeing" to dye.

...and then there is my bunny in the midst of it saving grace- therapy on 4 legs.

All my crap just melts away when I am with her. Started riding her on a weekly basis. Her mouth is so soft and easy to collect - she is like a little butterball.. I also bought a new saddle here which just of course makes all so dreamy....ehem.

Stephanie has me riding all her horses to get me ready for Fiona - this is Forest a Thoroughbred from San Luis Rey in California, funny thing I used live there...who knew?

...and here is Stephanie and Fiona

it's all amaze balls.

You'll find me and the fam here today
hanging out with our dear friends
packing some tomato sandwiches and Flathead cherries
and spending the day

and I think here
I will find a moment.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday

Love to all
peace out beansprout.


  1. Dearest Camilla,
    Congratulations on the opening! I know it's a pain dealing with inspections, but I am glad that part is now over for you and maybe you can start to relax a little.
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and hope all is well.
    Love your therapy, she is a beauty.
    Enjoy a peacefilled Sunday outing and I am looking forward to seeing more of your cafe.
    Would love to come for an awesome cup of coffe!

  2. Congratulations on your opening! When we travel cross country we will have to plan on stopping for a cup of coffee.
    Wishing you peace during the rougher spots.
    Warm wishes,

  3. Camilla,
    Wishing you some regeneration time today. It's just what I need too.

    Love, Taryn

    P.S. I saw your comment, fermenting is very easy!

  4. So sorry about your father! That is a little bit too much stress. I hope the next few weeks settle down and you can sit and bask in the success of your new cafe!!!!

    Who are you, wonder woman?
    I just love every single thing about this post.
    it is so fulfilling to read.
    Congrats on your cafe! And I hope your dad is ok today.
    I get the crying over what apples to pick, and I"m not opening a cafe.
    and I want your coffee.

  6. So happy that you are open and hopefully past the hoops! Prayers for your dad and one day you WILL see me and my clan walk into base camp cafe for a cup of jo and whatever else you are dishing out!

  7. From one Camilla who needs her batteries charged to another: I hope you get the space you need to top up your reserves. (ps. I love that photo of your yarn so much)

  8. Hang in there Camilla. I'm thinking of you!
    Sending you strength to help with your dad...that's a tough one, we've been through it here. xoxox

  9. it does indeed sound like life has been a whirlwind! know that i'm there in spirit cheering you on and of course, it is always good to take a moment or many moments. relax and enjoy everything happening around you!

  10. Camilla, Oh how wonderful that you are now open for business. My best wishes for you and Pierre at the Base Camp.
    Sorry to hear about Magnolia Handspun, but I do understand about the injury to your well being when doing something over and over again. It is tough, I know. The same thing happened to me when I did all of the wall board in my house. I still have problems with my arm.
    I will miss the yarn though!!!
    I have been knitting so much with your beautiful new colorful yarn. It is such a pleasure to see the color. It is slow going, for me. I knit and knit and then have something worth having. My new shawl is wonderful. I ran out of yarn (knew that would happen) so many swatches at first. ha.
    Starting on another.
    Hope your Dad is ok and that Foghorn is in good spirits with Mommie going in twenty two directions at once.

    Bobbie C.

  11. i somehow missed this post, i'm so sorry about your dad. my mom had alzheimers and passed away last september. what a cruel disease it is. it's good you have your place to go for stress and total happyness, your horse. take good care camilla, and good luck and best wishes on your new cafe.

  12. I missed this post too.. Sending you loving prayers and thoughts to get you through these crazy days. Love to your father too-hoping he is okay and on the mend. Your poor hands.. So much love pouring out of them.. No wonder they are in need of some rest. You are one amazing lady! Thinking of you..

  13. I like the first picture of the horse. It looks at you in a funny way. I imagine the horse thinking. What are you looking at?


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