I’ve been away for an unforgivably long amount of time. For that reason I wouldn’t be surprised if no one reads this. But I’m going to post anyway – and I hope I’ll be posting regularly from now on. I just got so busy this summer, and then again this fall, and then I allowed life to run away from me in ways I really shouldn’t. That’s one of my New Year’s Resolutions: slow down! Don’t subsume myself entirely to my graduate career, or, worse yet, feel guilty when I have even one iota of fun. That won’t be easy (disclaimer: I’m feeling guilty right now), but it’s certainly a worthwhile endeavor. I’m willing for it to be a year-long work in progress.
In the meantime, here’s what I was up to over the past six (!) months.
First, I went to Pensacola for Thistle Nationals and spent the week racing sailboats with my Dad. We went to a fleet dinner where I cooked this, which I really wanted to tell you about – but I had no computer access when I was at Nationals and then I went right into panic mode about comprehensive exams when I got home. I didn’t crawl out of that until September, so that explains a lot.
After the nightmare that was comps, I went to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. Alex and I were able to take a few days off work (thank you, New York, for the superbly timed October holidays) and spend some time together exploring the city. The Sears Tower was especially cool.
After that, I got involved in a little movement you might have heard about – Occupy Wall Street. I attended rallies all semester. Here’s a shot of one of my favorite comrades, Lady Liberty.
Then there’s been the normal life stuff, too. I worked a lot.
And had some kitchen adventures.
Now I’m winding down, getting ready for what I hope will be a big and exciting new year. If everything works out the way I’m planning it, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me around the blog. I’m looking forward to it! And in the meantime, happy holidays!