Friday, January 7, 2011

12 days of Christmas

My 12 days of Christmas were spent buried under 30 inches of snow. Literally. Working for an airline whose hub and major routes fall between Boston, New York City, and the entire Northeast, JetBlue Airways, we felt the literal effects of snowpocalypse/snowicane/snOMG; call it what you want, it was 30 inches of snow in 30 hours.

The result for me, and many of my fellow crewmembers, was 12 days straight without a break. Specifically for me, it meant clocking 67 hours last week alone, and beginning this week by begging a friend to cover an hour for me so I could attend my new nephews blessing Sunday morning. I could/would go on, but you get the point.

Though it was exhausting, I can honestly it was not only rewarding but highly enjoyable. I recently moved from the Reservations department to the Social Media Strategy/Real Time Recovery team. Our team is small but mighty. 16 smart, witty, and fun people who spend a lot of time laughing, eating and tweeting. Yes, a huge majority of our efforts this week were responding to hundreds of tweets an hour from customers looking for any way out of the powder.

So with that: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Stay safe during Snowmageddon, and in taking a break from my normal blog posts I thought I'd share some pictures from my families' chocolate making extravaganza. Heaven knows I haven't had time to bake anything to post.

Together we made over 770 chocolates, not including Fudge, English Toffee and Turtles. Our chocolate flavors included strawberry, coconut, brown sugar, pumpkin, lemon, orange pecan, chocolate, caramel vanilla, peanut butter, peppermint, and more.

To learn how to make your own chocolates, and host a chocolate party of your own visit my easy how to, two part series.

One year ago: Piece of Cake, Cashew Crunch Butter Cake

4 Sweet Talkers:

PDOTTreats said...

Amazing. That's a lot of chocolates! Looks fun to get together and spend time with one of the best food categories.

Melissa said...

I was going to say the same thing: That's a LOT of chocolates! Looks like fun! (You still have my mailing address, right? Just kidding.)

We were in the area hit by the snowstorm. It's just too much snow! Sounds like you had a good time working through it, though!

Camille said...

now THAT is the way to spend the Snowpocalypse! With a day's supply of chocolate :)
I love the little pregnant belly starting to show. Hope you had a great holiday!

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