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This morning as I ride the bus to work I find myself Googling the question, “How do you eat an elephant?”

It’s been a little over a week since I put out my virtual “Pierogi-R-Us” sign on Facebook, and I am up to my elbows in flour a lot more often than I thought would have been possible. Somehow, magically, I’m finding the time to get this done, but I need to know that there is a finish line.


As I look over my spreadsheet of orders to get a handle on which ones are up for delivery this weekend, I am doing the math in my head for how many more hours I need, to get this all done before Christmas.

Since I don’t like to do math in my head,

I call my friend Google. As I mentioned the other day, Google and I are buds, and whenever I have a random question, I dial up “G” (my cute little nickname for him) and ask him. Or, I just start typing what I think I want to know, and magically, G picks up the rest and answers me before I have a chance to finish the question.

Now that’s a close relationship. Finishing each other’s sentences is something I only do with one other person these days (my husband), but G and I are allowed to be friendly. In fact, my husband encourages it, and even leans on my good friend G himself from time to time.

Anyhoo, my question. “How do you eat an elephant?” surprisingly brings up a fun variety of responses from Google. I’m pondering this question, in case you didn’t make the connection, because of the gi-normous amount of pierogi I am in the midst of making for over 30 of my closest Facebook pierogi fans.

As I noted in a previous post, I’ve been known, from time to time, to bite off more than I can chew. There, I said it.

I am wildly ambitious about embracing this life for all it has to offer.

I do not like to miss opportunities to try new things, to learn, to do things for others, to have fun, and yes, to accomplish things and be successful. That’s just my way.

So putting out the offer to craft the famously popular Polish pierogi as a side gig, to see what it would be like to put on the cap of “business owner” was really nothing outrageous for me. When I go in, I go all in. I know that when I decide to do something, I figure it out and I get it done.

So, the answer to the question, in case you didn’t get it, “How do you eat an elephant?”

One bite at a time.

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