I also think my time in the kitchen is done. Well, the church kitchen. To say I am glad it is over is an understatement. While I did enjoy it, there just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything both here and there. I did learn a few things though.
- Cooking for 80 people at a time is not really as bad as it sounds. It's not that much different than cooking for just a few. Sometimes it is even easier. However, cleaning up after 80 people is every bit as daunting as it sounds. Even with awesome commercial kitchen equipment, there are still dishes and pots and pans and they still need to be washed.
- I do not want to own a restaurant. I used to think it would be so much fun. I love to cook for people. I love to have people over and visit. How much fun would it be to just do that for a living? Well, it would only be fun if it was all I wanted to do. I think I can cross that off my "wouldn't it be fun" list.
- Bad habits are easy to acquire, especially when you are overworked and overtired. I can't tell you how many sodas I had while I was working there. I can't tell you how many milk jugs that I would have recycled if I had been home that I just threw out because that is just how they do things there. I can't tell you, well, you get the idea. Easy is just so . . . easy.
- I really like being at home. OK, I knew that. But every once in awhile it is nice to be reminded that you are where you are supposed to be. And I am.
Bottom line, if God wants us to move He will provide a buyer. If He does, I hope it's soon.