Hello? Are you still there? I've missed you.
Where is everybody? This baby business is tiring. Short on sleep, short on blogging time, eating too much carryout, taking fast showers, no long indulgent baths.....and we're only the Aunts!
What must it be like to be the parents and be responsible for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
My (was it really 10 days off?) vacation is over. I started back to work this morning and a day full of arranging flowers and bridal appointments and delivery times for party work seems like a Caribbean breeze compared to my holidays.
Life and death is not a buffet piece for a party no matter how important the guests. Attending a birth certainly realigns one's priorities.
The idea of a new year is never stimulating enough for me to form a resolution. But a new life? I'm thinking.
I'm thinking of changing up the diet a little bit. Eating more plants and fewer animals. Healthier for us, healthier for the planet and probably easier on the pocketbook.
I've just treated myself to a copy of Plenty the vegetarian cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi. Do you own this, have you seen it? It could inspire the most devoted meat eater to lighten up.
I was just paging through the book waiting for my pics to download and am so inspired I have to rush off to the kitchen to see if I have the ingredients for garlic soup and harissa.
I have just moaned aloud. This will not be too great a sacrifice me thinks. Happy New Year!