Saturday, August 4, 2012

Burying the Past

Chiming in: Charlotte Bessette
from Clobbered by Camembert
by author Avery Aames

Hi, all. I'm so excited. Things at The Cheese Shop are going so well. We're preparing for the Winter Faire, one of my favorite times of the year. I thought about the festival all last summer when the temperatures were scorching!!!!   Snow, ice, ice sculptures, warm cocoa laced with brandy, our pretty little petit Fromagerie Bessette tent, and I dreamed of all of my favorite foods: San Simon Frittata made with San Simon cheese, which is a fabulously nutty cheese; Pancakes with Gouda and figs (by the way, if you can't get figs in the winter, dried figs will do...they plump up so nicely when stewed); and one of my all-time favorite breakfast sandwiches made by my pal, Delilah, Scrambled Eggs with Tomme Crayeuse cheese.  Yum, yum, yum. Tomme Crayeuse is this incredibly soft, gentle cheese. Sure, you can use Brie or cream cheese, but if you can, purchase Tomme Crayeuse! Not to be missed.

But enough about food. What's even more exciting about the faire is all the new people who will come to town. It's a huge tourist draw. A friend of my mother's is coming, a woman who knew her way back when. I'm hoping to get a little time with her. I'd love to hear more about my mother when she was a girl. I have so many of her mementoes--lace doilies, CDs. I can still hear songs she sang to me. But I want to know more. Which boys did she like? Who broke her heart?

Not that I hope anyone broke her heart. Mine was broken years ago and it didn't feel good. Needless to say, I don't know what I would do if I ever ran into my ex. Punch him? Yell? Tuck into myself and keep the wounds covered with emotional tape?  I'm not sure I will ever feel fully confident after what he did to me. He left in the middle of the might without a word. He ran off to Paris to become a crepe chef, the creep.

How do you deal with that? If someone breaks your heart, what do you do?  Do you simply bury the past? Or do you try to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in the future? I'm doing my best with Jordan, but that still haunts me.



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  1. I say forget the creep and concentrate on the future. But maybe you shouldn't listen to me. They tell me I don't know how to choose a man.

    1. Haylee and Willow, behave. Haylee does too know how to choose a man. A good man. And what about you, Willow? Exactly where is your relationship going? Honestly, you two remind me of how my pals Delilah and Meredith take me on. Tease, tease, tease. Maybe we should all get together somewhere halfway between Threadville and Providence. Girls night out! LOL

      ~Charlotte from Providence

  2. Move forward, Charlotte. He's not worthy of you, nor is he worth wasting time on.

    ~ Sophie

    1. Sophie, I know, I know. And I need to hear that. Blunt, to the point. Are you taking lessons from Natasha? LOL