Yesterday was a strange day.
It was a Saturday and my husband was home.
But that was not the strange part about it.
He took our daughter to a birthday party and I taught a cooking class.
Why yes I do. Thanks for asking.
Sometimes I feel like I have my life here at home with the girls and my husband has his life at work and then here at home. The things we each do in a day are so different from each other. Our two lives come together for a few minutes a day and then we go our separate ways.
The majority of the year he does get 2 days off a week. During those weeks, he doesn’t seem like a stranger. There is time to talk (even if it’s chaotic with kids running around), meals together as a family, etc. However, there are times, like day 11 of a 14 day stretch with no days off. This doesn’t happen often, but occasionally it does. I really miss him during those times.
11 long days of work in a row. Has anyone seen my husband? (Just kidding.) Oh look, the restaurant just posted a picture of him on Twitter. (Seriously, this has happened before and I laughed and said to myself, “Oh look, that’s what my husband is up to right now.” read more…
That’s me on a new menu roll-out day.
Fortunately, that’s not my very well organized chef/hubby today. He’s calm.
It’s almost here. The day we’ve all be waiting for. The day we celebrate our love for each other . . . oh wait . . . the person we love is a chef and is working tomorrow night (and tonight and all the days around Valentine’s Day).
So what does Valentine’s Day mean to many chef wives and significant others?
A night alone.
Yep. That pretty much sums it up. It stinks. I know. read more…
One of our favorite holidays is coming up!
The day many go out to eat and celebrate their love for each other.
AND the day our chefs make that possible by going in early to prep. and staying late to make sure every guest enjoys their meal.
I don’t know about your chef, but when I ask my chef/husband for gift ideas for a holiday he usually doesn’t have many ideas, if any. He always says he doesn’t need anything and really doesn’t have time for much. But of course we still want to get him something. Unfortunately I usually draw a blank when it comes to gift ideas for him.
If you google, “Gifts for a Chef,” you’ll get a bunch of foodie gifts, most of which, chefs would think are rather stupid. Most of them don’t want kitchen “gadgets” as a gift.
Chefs and Sharpies…two words that go hand in hand.
Rarely will you find a chef without a Sharpie in their pocket, or at least near by.
I get it. They label things all the time and ask us to do the same at home, right????
Leaving Sharpies around the house and car isn’t that big of a deal unless one goes through the wash and the cap falls off (UGH!!!) or unless you have small children!
Our kids (12, 8 and 7) think a black sharpie is just like a regular washable Crayola black marker. I’m constantly scrubbing it off the table in our office and reminding them to please, JUST USE A REGULAR MARKER!