Emerged in Willy Wonka Land…my eyelids and heart are heavy. We are racing the clock to the big unveiling on Friday. Punched with gaping grief, my chest hurts when I step back from the crazy world of chocolate, candy, and creation. Worry is wrapped around a difficult unexpected chapter in my parent’s life. Dad is hanging in there. He gets around with his walker – sleeps more and eats less each day.
Most hours in my Nestle-world are filled with scheming and problem-solving – fueled with nibbles of chocolate, sips of water, and deep breaths. My hands are tired and sore. Phone calls with family and Hospice nurses punctuate long hours of vivid thoughts, creative ideas, and lots of crazy yummy chocolate creating.
Wildberry nerds look like turquoise…a lovely accent for the Wizard of Oz-themed chocolate sculpture.