Hello, darlin'. Nice to see you. It's been a long time.
Well, here I am. It has been quite the busy year in reality, and very silent on the online front. For that, I apologize. In that time, I've did the real estate thing, browsing houses and properties. My job changed from teaching math to sixth graders to teaching reading, math, and answers to any other questions a first or second grader can ask. Unexpectedly in the real estate tour de force, my husband and I ended up having a house built in a quiet neighborhood. (Quiet, barring the one time an intoxicated stranger and all active policemen on duty in our tiny town were in my driveway, at least.) We're still settling in, trying unsuccessfully to get grass to grow in our back and side yards. I suppose that's fitting with my brown thumb. There are still more boxes packed in our garage than I would like, and I'm still growing accustomed to cooking in my new kitchen. That's a nice word - my. After renting a townhouse for over a decade, it feels pretty darn good to have new appliances and walls that don't allow you to hear everything a neighbor is doing on the other side. The kitchen in our new home is about the same size as our old place, but with fewer cabinets and drawers. So this is a readjustment period for me as I am trying new ways of organizing the space. It's going to be a work in progress for awhile, I imagine. And Pinterest. That place will take your very soul, or at least more time than you would like to admit spending. But I have a board full of daydreams for my house and more recipes pinned than I'll ever have time to cook.
This year long silence? It's broken. Let's get back to cooking and enjoying life together again.