I can hardly wait for summer. We're suffering from a blast of Arctic air here in Old Town. It's so cold that the golden and Labrador mix that I'm fostering doesn't even want to go for walks. He bounds out the door, sniffs around for a minute or two and wants to go right back into the house or over to Sophie's. I think he likes the fireplace and the food there as much as I do. Smart fellow!
Sophie is working on an anniversary celebration for Amore Chocolates. It won't be until June, when the weather is nice and gardens are in bloom, but I can hardly wait because there's going to be a chocolate tasting! Can you imagine? Home cooks from around the country are submitting recipes for an Amore cookbook, and we're going to get to taste them all. That's my idea of heaven. Cakes, pastries, brownies, cookies, desserts, and candy, too, of course. I'm telling you, the mere thought of it is all that's getting me through this lousy weather.
Sophie's still seeing Alex. He's developing quite a reputation in Old Town. He's the go-to guy when you're in big trouble. It's keeping him really busy. He's sure easy on the eyes, and I like that military bearing he has, but I'm beginning to suspect that he may not be the best guy for Sophie. He gets a little impatient with the fact that she's still friends with her ex-husband Mars. Maybe it just irritates me because I like our circle of friends. Mars and Sophie are a big part of it, so it bugs me when Alex is put out because we include Mars. I don't know. Do you like Alex? Who do you want to see with Sophie?