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Saturday, December 27, 2008

A long day with rain coming down sideways has passed. The girls are disappointed, no skiing today and the weather does not look promising for tomorrow either. Mark went back to the city for a footballgame in Detroit tomorrow.....he'll be back up tomorrow night. Even if the rain continues tomorrow we have to come up with something to do other than relaxing- even though it has been nice and way toooo long since we had a day of nothing. Keeping my fingers crossed for some cold weather and snow!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Time has flown by as usual. Now even Christmas has passed and it is Boxing Day 2008. Just a few days left of this year, can't believe that at all. Christmas turned out to be great at the Cafe. We had some really slow days leading up to the last day Dec. 24th but that was good because I had to bake and cook a lot for special orders. It would have been impossible if we had normal busy student busyness. I managed to get a cute christmas pictures of my three favourite people in the world. It was not an easy thing to get a picture were all three looks "normal".

Ok, I have to tell you about how crazy I really am. It all started with me taking on a job to cater swedish chrismas food for a family that owns their own catering company. The wife is swedish and obviously knows how to cook it all but ran out of time so I was asked to do it. I planned for it and was prepared I thought until the 24th arrived and I felt totally out of control. Lots of cinnamon buns, quiches and salads on order. I started working at 05.30 in the morning and at 10am when the catering order got picked up I felt pretty good about it all. I thought about it yesterday, the 25th but a few other things went on and I didn't go over the menu in detail. Then I woke up at 03.30 this morning or last night, I guess. I woke up in a cold sweat and was convinced that I had NOT sent enough food for the lunch the clients were to host today, the 26th. I came up with a solution and went to the cafe and executed my plan and at 9.15 am I packed the car and drove in the direction of where the food needed to be. I called the guy at 9.20am and woke him up...I explained the situation and said that I am on your street with more food. He must have thought I was crazy, which I kind of felt like as well. Anyway, I dropped off food and met his really nice wife and I think it all ended okl. They were very happy about the food they had yesterday and hopefully today's lunch went fine too. The whole morning was very surreal and I felt like I was in a movie- out of body experience, kind of.

Anyway, now I can relax. we are in Collingwood for a few days. Oh, yes we closed the cafe until January 5th! We decided to do that since both Rose and I could use a break. Inga- Lena, Ulrika and Axel are coming to stay with us over New Years. I am really looking forward to that. We re going to Lotte and Alain for dinner on nye and we are definitely going skating and maybe hiking a bit as well. Depends a little on the weather.

I brought a ton of cookbooks up here and I really have to come up with a schedule for next session of taste- buddies. I also have to plan for a cooking class over at the cheese guys. I am cooking swedish food there on January 13th. I am thinking veal and dill stew and kroppkakor as a start. have to practice those things a few times first...I am always open for suggetions
I also need to come up with a new years resolution. Have not decided what yet but it's leaning towards sleeping more...I heard that you can get early on set alzheimers from not enough sleep. I think I am in the risk zone.....
I am starting my resolution right now by saying goodnight!