I'm also excited about the new friends I made at dinner that night. The people who put the meeting together went to the Wedge in Deep Deuce and they let me tag along. As I was sitting there talking and listening to conversations at the table, I realized that I was among people who are already doing the things we want to encourage. And honestly, I need to do more in my own life. I had not been a member of the coop, mainly because I was afraid that I would get a bunch of food and let it go to waste because of poor planning and not actually cooking the food I bought. I know myself. I'm never home. But today has been a snow day and I have been cooking all day. I think the key to my success with this is organization and slowing down long enough to spend some quality time in the kitchen. It's fun! Why wouldn't I?
It's funny how surprised I am when I find what I hope for. I shouldn't be. Goodness keeps surrounding what we're doing and people keep helping us along. Good people. I have always wanted to work with the Food Coop when we get our building open. Specifically, I thought we could order the food for the cooking classes from the coop, but after dinner Saturday night I know there is more we can do and I can't wait! If you haven't ever seen what is offered through the coop, check out their page. I think what they are doing is brilliant and so good for Oklahoma.
Here are a few pictures from the meeting. Wish I had some of the group at dinner Saturday night. That was a fun night!
|Thank you Claire for introducing me to all of these awesome people!|