Seriously. All the people who have stopped me on the street and emailed me from all over the world - you touch me deeply.
I'm simply overwhelmed at work.
And it's such a pity too, because a LOT has happened that has been supremely bloggable.
a) We had the painters! I know, I know....
two years ago, I posted about "The Discussion". Namely, the discussion that happens every six months or so around our dinner table, about how badly we need to have the painters and about how I will do ANYTHING to avoid the experience.
Well, ladies and gentleman - though I do think that I've hit Guiness Book Of World Records status, after about 15+ years, I've been circumvented.
WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD MOST OF THE APARTMENT PAINTED OVER THE COURSE OF A WEEK.
Don't worry - I made sure that nobody touched the linen closet door......Oh, and there was that certain family member who decided to lean their ENTIRE SIDE along a wall of wet paint - hair, shirt, EVERYTHING.... there went a full bottle of paint thinner right there!
b) We had high school PTA conferences.... always good for some cynical blogging (maybe it's a good thing that I'm swamped at work after all......)
c) I made a few yummy recipes. Okay, okay - here's a photo of my wine soaked poached pears (which will definitely be revisited Pesach time) :
d) I've started planning for Purim, though nothing is set yet. For a "yekke" like me - this is bad. No costume idea. Invitations to seudah have been extended but not finalized. Shalach Manos is a distant vision.
I'll be back.
Bear with me.
I've got a little more paperwork and some hiring to do, and you'll see me around more often.
Thanks again for caring.
Your emails (even the ones I didn't get around to responding to...) supported me along the way more than you know.