Sunday, September 30, 2012

Back to Blog. Back to Reality.

Howdy folks!  It's been an extremely long time since my last post, and I figured I'd give you an explanation before MoFo madness kicks off tomorrow.

2012 has been an interesting year for me.  Some really great stuff has happened.  I got a job after struggling with unemployment since I moved to California.  I also maintained a 4.0 at my school.  I am more connected now to a community than I have been for the 3.5 years I've lived in this valley.

Unfortunately, I've also been struggling with apathy and depression.  A few days after my previous post, I had to euthanize my dog, Gizmo.  I was dealing with the grief of losing my dog while trying to work and go to school full time.  I was also trying to make sure my other dog, Emma, didn't take it too hard.  In the midst of that, Era called me one day to say our niece had died in a car accident.  She was only 18, so it really hit all of us in a big way.

With everything that's been happening, I just could not dedicate time to blogging or much time to the internet at all.  However, I've missed it.  And I've missed you.  So, I just wanted to say that I'm so glad to be back.  I'll be participating in MoFo and hoping to catch up on all of your blogs.

This year, I'm going back to basics.  I'm doing theme weeks instead of days, which makes it easier for me.  Here's the tentative schedule for October:

October 1-6: $2 a Day (eating on a budget)
October 7-13: Breakfasts Around the World (all breakfast, all the time)
October 14-20: 7 Days of Parties (detailed party menus and plans)
October 21-27: My Vegan Timeline (revisiting my favorite vegan cookbooks)
October 28-31: Halloween (holiday creations)

See you tomorrow!

15 comments:

Katie said...

However do you want me, however do you need me...

Welcome back!

Sarah said...

I <3 you Mo! I'm happy for your happy things and sad for your sad things.

Kittee Bee Berns said...

So glad to see you're back Mo! I wish I could be as eloquent as Appifanie and MBM up there.

xo
kittee

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Welcome Back. Sorry for all of the chaos........Those times, I really just long for BORING, boring every day stuff.......Hopefully MoFo will distract you a little & get you back with some friends online!

Beth said...

Holy crap, I'm so glad you're back! There's no MoFo without Mo ;-)

KTBuns said...

SO happy to see you back in action and MoFo-ing! It wouldn't be the same without you. :)

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, always... <3 <3 <3

foodfeud said...

So sorry for your troubles. Best to you and better.

Amey said...

sweet mo, I'm sorry you've had such a tough year. I wish I'd known. I should have sent you a care package! It's great to hear that you are feeling connected to your community... and rocking a 4.0!! I can't wait for your posts. xo

Mandee said...

I'm so sorry that 2012 hasn't been very kind to you or your family, Mo *giant hugs*

I am so glad to see you back for MoFo, though!

Mandee said...

Hmm, I'm not sure if my comment went through (apologies if this is a repeat).

I'm so sorry that this year hasn't been kind to you or your family, Mo. But I am happy to see you back for MoFo!

Kelly said...

Glad to see you back Mo! Looking forward to your posts <3

mollyjade said...

I'm so sorry you've had such a rough year. But I'm really excited for your breakfast posts!

Erin said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry it's been a rough year, but I'm excited for your awesome Mofo themes!

Andrea said...

Welcome back, Mo. So glad to see you smiling again after such a rough year.

Amanda said...

Gosh. You've had a rough time, but it sounds like you've made the best of it. Glad to have you back, Mo!