Where, Oh Where Has The Food Blogger Gone?

Oh, where, oh where can she be?

Well, the truth is, I have been here all along, just not posting.

It started with computer troubles, but those got cleared up in a day or so.

Then, I had a super-busy two weeks at work where I did all the dinner and lunch specials for those weeks, as well as produce ordering and the like, responsibilities that until then had not been entrusted to me. (Now they are, which is good, though I don’t have to make all of the specials every day anymore now that Hilary is back.)

Then Kat and I decided it was time to finally wean her. (When baby bites hard enough that I expected to see I needed stitches–I didn’t–she just bruised the heck out of me–it is time to stop.)

Then, Morganna is getting ready to move into the dorms in a couple of weeks, and so there is much shopping, packing, and digging around in the basement and closets for packed away stuff and the like.

And then, I had a nasty bout of insomnia which led to a nasty bout of chronic pain (I have a sleeping disorder that had to go untreated until Kat was weaned. Which she safely is now, so I can see about going back on my medication, so I might get some sleep again, and the chronic pain and joint inflammation might go away again!)

And then, I discovered that I liked mojitos.

And then, I discovered that I can no longer drink them as alcohol does not blend well with my anti-depressant.

Then, I found out that I have asthma. Not bad, just bad enough to be annoying.

Then, Zak has started to play flute and guitar out around town a lot–which is awesome, by the way, he is really quite talented–so I was busy going around to hear him play.

And then–oh, who knows what all.

Oh, yeah, I made a quilt for a friend who is moving away to Indiana as a goodbye present. (That would be the wall hanging shown at the beginning of this post.)

And, I was disappointed to find out that the two guys in Georgia who were claiming to have a freezer full of Sasquatch corpse were indeed hoaxing us all, as I expected they were from the beginning. Yet, I still had to hold out hope….

So, yeah, I was busy and so I took a big, unannounced vacation.

But, I am back, I promise, and you will be hearing more from me–at least three posts per week, as I have a bunch of recipes to share, stories to tell and pictures to post. (It isn’t that I haven’t been thinking of y’all, it is just that I have been crazy, crazy, crazy busy.)


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  1. What?? You let life get in the way of blogging?

    Welcome back.

    Comment by Kitt — August 23, 2008 #

  2. That is a very cute quilt! I might have to try making a kitty block sometime.

    Good luck to Morganna! I am in the process of finding a house so that I don’t have to live in the dorms anymore, but I remember well moving in the first time. A bathrobe and shower slippers are a must, if she doesn’t already have them. 🙂

    Comment by Avalon — August 23, 2008 #

  3. What a beautiful quilt! You are so talented in so many ways, Barbara. I feel lucky that I found your blog 🙂 (We just tried out your recipe for Massamun curry the other day… wow).

    Your life sounds somewhat hectic, but fulfilled, which is good. I hope you feel better soon.

    Comment by Olga — August 24, 2008 #

  4. oh HONEY! hugs to you!!!

    Comment by Jaden, SteamyKitchen — August 24, 2008 #

  5. Barbara never specified. The quilt is for Heather, who happens to be my nearly-ex-wife and one of my best friends, (how odd is that? Though I’m fairly thankful to be unusual in this regard.)

    Heather’s moving away for a job in Indianapolis, and Barbara made this for her as a going away gift. The material that she chose for the quilted cats bears a REMARKABLE resemblance to the coats of Heather’s two kittens, Meep and Amma.

    Heather cried a little when Barbara gave it to her. It was very sweet.

    The picture doesn’t do Barbara’s work justice.

    Comment by Dan — August 24, 2008 #

  6. I am glad that you are back. I was getting worried and started imaging all sorts of crisis in your life. Well, apparently there were crisis which are far more important to take care of than posting to the daily blog. You take care of yourself!

    Comment by Nancy — August 24, 2008 #

  7. Welcome back!

    Comment by Castiron — August 27, 2008 #

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