Not bad for a fat girl

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I’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

This morning my sweetheart asked me what kind of pasta we served with a particular dish. It’s been a long time since he’s made it, and this weekend he’s going to work his culinary magic. I couldn’t remember, but I thought I might have posted a picture on the blog. Back I went, scrolling through six years of posts until I found what I was looking for, back in the summer of 2013.

It turned out to be a different recipe and there’s no pasta in the photo, but it did give me a glance back at some of my blog posts along the way. I’m sorry to say I’m still fat, but other than that there have been plenty of changes along the way.

The constants in my life have been my family and friends. With these people around me life is good. I’m grateful to have the best people in my life. I’m also grateful to have this blog. This forum allows me to share my thoughts and connect with people worldwide. The kindness I’ve experienced from complete strangers has been both surprising and heartening.

I’m hopeful that the creativity bug will bite again soon, and I will have many more posts to share.

Paris Street Art

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I had the good fortune to visit Paris recently, and it was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. The sights, sounds, smells…this city is a feast for the senses. Here’s just a small sample of the delights the city holds. These portraits were drawn on the side of an old building that is part of the Sorbonne (or at least that’s what I think the sign meant).

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No November

unnamed.jpgI’m shocked at myself. For the past several years I’ve participated in NaBloPoMo, that crazy challenge to publish a blog post each day. Not only have I participated, I’ve been successful. This year, however, I did not. And by not, I mean NOT. Not one single post has graced this blog since October, and now here we are knee deep in the winter holiday season.

Of course there are reasons, but none of them are terribly compelling. I could have done it. Maybe not a post a day, but at least one post sometime during the month. But nope, I did not. In fact I hummed along day to day more of less ignoring the fact that I even have a blog. A blog which I’ve nurtured for the past five and a half years. A blog that I’ve poured my heart into, not to mention quite a few hours of my life. And yet, there it sat, neglected.

Well, I’m here to apologize. I apologize to anyone who has wondered where I’ve been. I apologize to my poor lonely blog (as if it has feelings). I apologize to myself. I deserve to take the time and spend the energy it takes to sort out my thoughts and share them, even if nobody reads them. I’m back, and hopefully I’ll be around for a long time to come.