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!