One thing I noticed, was how many girls play hockey. Go Girl Power!! I say that because, women not too long ago were a minority in professional kitchens. We were there, but needed a strong presence to get noticed. The thing about professional kitchens is, at times, it can mimic Darwin's theory of natural selection. If you can't keep up you will be left behind. In order to not be stuck making salads for 8 hours, you had to step out on that ledge, conquer your fear, and show your skills. It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
"Blue Moon" and driving home from the rink it was enormous, making it seem colder. Is there a switch somewhere that gets tripped, as we move towards the winter equinox? My mind kept thinking about hot chocolate and whipped cream, as I was watched my son skate, thinking how wonderful it would feel to shed my coat, don my fuzzy slippers and settle in for cocoa.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.~Norman Vincent Peale