Wish Us Luck…

It is two pie-baking days before Thanksgiving 2014.  PJP Buttonwood was open today for order pickups and general pie shopping and several customers mentioned how serene we all seemed.  And that is because today we were merely the calm before the storm.  You know how they say that immediately before a tornado it gets eerily quiet?  Sort of like that.

Here is the scoop on Thanksgiving pies.  We have closed our ordering system yesterday at around 1,600 pies.  I KNOW, RIGHT?  And you may well be thinking “well, you said you wanted 2,000 orders!” and now is when I remind you that we are dramatic women with enormous pie domination goals and so, throwing an outrageous number like 2,000 out there seemed legit at the time.  We spent a lot of time yesterday discussing if, and when, we should stop taking orders and finally, the simple issue of logistics demanded that we take down the online ordering link.  Beyond the physical part of baking 1,600 pies…where in our 1,000 square foot space are we going to place them to cool, box, and be organized for pickup?  I still don’t know, so if you have any thoughts, you know where to find us tomorrow.  I’m almost leaning toward a bouncer at the front door.  He could radio in the orders and we could bring them to the front door and exchange cash for pies…

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Tomorrow, we have approximately 500 pies scheduled for pickup, with the remainder by 5:30 pm on Wednesday.  And while I should be sleeping, I’m actually finding it hard to relax this evening because my brain keeps whispering “500 PIES” at me, much like the creepy lady in Poltergeist that always whispered “Carol Ann…come to the light…”  I’m basically freaking my own self out at this point in the game.

Wish us luck tomorrow.  Luck that we finish baking all the pies.  Luck that we finish before customers show up.  Luck that we don’t get overly tired, and thus terribly grouchy with each other.  Luck that the PJP pies that grace the 1,600 or more Thanksgiving tables over the next few days are delicious and show all of our love and hard work…

Thank you…

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Wish Us Luck…

  1. Jan

    Just reading about your work makes me want to nap. However, I have three pies to bake so need to get busy. I LOVED your jelly jar pies, as did all who were lucky enough to get one from me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Karen Howard Barrow

    those pies i bought yesterday are bringing heaven to earth….i LOVED the buttermilk chess! then found out my bestie had been in the hospital with a kidney stone which had to be removed and is as we speak having a colonoscopy…..she and her guy will be getting the cherry and the peach. see? love and healing…. and, thanks again for the hug. helped immensely. gotta go now – saying divine order over your next too days 🙂

  3. Kelly Gilion

    I am so enjoying your blog! You have such a witty sense of humor. Thank you for sharing parts of your journey! Best wishes as we both keep pushing forward…and you are correct…most days it’s without a clue! I’m right there with you. 365 days was 11/1 for me.
    Love, Kelly from Plume

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