Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friends, you've been so patient. It has been quite the year at the Beyond Ramen household. From a chest full of pulmonary embolisms to the long slog toward the end of graduate school, my time and energy have not quite been my own, and that means a sad state of neglect here at the blog.
Although for parts of the summer I had a few minutes here and there to bake something--and even to take some pictures--posting has fallen by the wayside. By autumn, even my kitchen was neglected in the final, harried push of thesis-writing.
Now, however, I am thrilled to say that the research is finished, the thesis is written, the defense is passed, and the whole thing has been wrapped up in a shiny bow. Okay, there's no bow, but it is official: midway through 23rd grade, I have finished my formal schooling.
I can't say exactly when I will return to proper (let alone routine) posting--especially given that much of my newfound free time has been spent caring for the pup pictured at the end of this post--but I hope it will be soon. I miss the sharing, I miss hearing from commenters, and I miss the community of the foodie blogosphere.
I have a few recipes waiting for their photo shoot and write-up, and although the next few weeks are a whirlwind of travel, visitors, and other commitments, I do hope to have something to share with you all in time for the winter holidays.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with some photos that, while a poor substitute for a proper post, do in some small way give a sense of what I've been up to over the last several months. Other than thesising, that is.