Hey readers, if there are any out there. My apologies about being very delinquent in posting. I kept meaning to write to say I was going on a temporary hiatus, but things just got busier and busier, until you look up and see October became November, then December, ...and holy crap it almost mid January!!
See, I work in Nonprofitland, specifically a place that helps make sure seniors who are unable to cook for themselves have something to eat every day of the year. Like any other industry, you have slow times, and busy times. For me, I start getting busy after Labor Day and it only gets worse, and worse, and worse, until about mid January.
During my hiatus, I helped my team of Marathon runners make it to Staten Island for the ING New York City Marathon, worked to sell lots of our holiday cards, sent lots of donation made in honor or in memory of someone special, got many gifts matched by corporations or employee giving programs, and ran lots and lots of credit cards.
It's not a bad thing, because a busy charity, especially since I work in raising money, means we have money to do what we need to do. It means people who normally might not have food on weekends, holidays and bad weather or emergencies do have food. Pretty good food too.
It's not good in the sense that, when you want to write in your blog, for example, you really just don't have the time.
And of course throw in the holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, all the fun that comes with it. And, for extra fun, throw in moving to a new apartment to the mix, and you're lucky if you remember to pay bills, clean, hell, cooking even took a back seat for a few weeks.
But, the holidays are pretty much over, I can actually see my desk at work (it could have been replaced by Legos and I wouldn't have noticed). I'm moved, my apartment's pretty settled, and of course, I have lots of pictures of the tasty adventures of The Fisherman and I.
So, if you're still out there, sit tight, and I'll be back very soon with new places, cuisines and fun times!
Until then, while we're all trying to keep our New Year's resolutions, don't forget that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. Mangia!