The Chef and his Apprentice


I wanted to share an amazing experience I had last week.

I was fortunate enough to have my Aunt and Uncle visiting from Germany for the past 6 weeks.  They stayed with my Mom and Dad, who live close by so I got to spend a lot of time with them.  They were so much fun!  We laughed, we ate, we drank, they told great stories and kept practicing their English, as I did my German.

They are both fantastic cooks and my Uncle is a chef. The Friday before they flew home my Uncle and I spent the day together.  We shopped, we chopped and we cooked, beautiful fresh food for the whole family.  For me the experience was priceless.

I feel so appreciative of the amazing family that I have and all of the fantastic memories we have together. I am also recognizing how important it is to create new memories.  To spend time with the people you love and to make one another feel good.

Think of a special person in your life that makes you feel good and spend some time together.  Maybe it’s time to play hooky from work and have a little playtime!!!

Enjoy your freedom!!!


Karin Spiegel

Dear Monica,

I enjoyed reading your first blog but the best article is the last one you wrote. I can imagine how much fun you had with your and my relatives.

Probably I will see you in 1910.

Yours Tante Karin


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