So you may remember when I slunk (slank? slinked?) off the internet last year, ’cause I was busy! we moved! and so much family time! and cats! and pictures to take! parks to explore!
Well, yeah, that totally did happen. But almost a year later, I’m all settled in to Rochester. My glorious job lets me leave the house around 9:00 or 10:00, and come back around 3:30 or 4:30 almost every day. The cats are keeping themselves busy burrowing through their automatic feeders to China. I’m working out a few times a week at a gym just down the street, and trying (mostly failing) to do it before I see my first client for the day. And my hardworking hubby is feverishly finishing his first (oh glory hallelujah, the alliteration) year of his prosthodontics residency, and spending basically every free minute in the dental lab or studying/making case presentations.
Suddenly I’m left with all this free time. And frankly, bingewatching Netflix stops being satisfying after a while (thank you Parenthood and Breaking Bad for sponsoring the first half of this year).
(Unless you have some new shows to suggest?).
I’m not entirely committed to going back to blogging the way it was when I first started out (full-blown recipes posted almost every day), but I definitely miss cooking with more of a purpose. And, though this is probably weird, I miss food photography. And writing nonsensically with horrendous grammar (the on-purpose sentence fragment kind, not the your/you’re kind).
I actually might need a parenthetical intervention.
And because this triumphant return to blogging can’t end with something more substantial than a photo dump, here’s a few pictures from my recent adventures–and by recent, I mean from the collection of photos that I just downloaded from the memory card:
- best friends from our old Stony Brook days who surprised us with a visit.
- Fritz, man.
- Fritz and I drove down to LI and NYC for his birthday to visit friends and family for the first time in almost a year.
- But really, aren’t these two just the cutest? Also, fabulous hosts. They’ll take care of you if you are ever on the island.
- my sister-in-law and her boyfriend, Jake, being cooler than cool. It just comes naturally to some people.
- Oh, Eber just serenely visiting with a butterfly in the American Museum of Natural History (which, incidentally, is the place that Fritz and I fell deeply in love–with vertebrate zoology! and each other!).
It feels good to be back.