This weekend, honeykins and I attended our semi-monthly Neighborhood Diner’s get together. It’s a group of 175 people, broken into groups of 16 or so, that meet every other month for a year to “break bread” and socialize. It has been a great way to meet new people in the ‘hood over the years. Every January, all 175 of us get together and party, then break off into pre-arranged groups of 16 people that we have not been grouped with before. The way the dinner works is this: each couple (or single) is host for one of the evenings—a Saturday—and sets the menu and theme. She distributes (more…)
September 30, 2008
September 25, 2008
Ok, my husband, Jeff, whom I lovingly refer to as “honeykins”, and I have just returned from the “Tour Du Mont Blanc,” a 120 mile trek through Italy, Switzerland and France. So now I am home, unpacked, and almost recovered from the dreaded but unavoidable airline respiratory crud that I always get when on a plane for over 2 hours. I’ve put this off for 2 months now, so it’s time to get off my ass and start my blog.
Why a blog? Well, for starters, it keeps me from having to sit down and write that travel book I’ve been sorta-working-on, I’m writing now, aren’t i? That has to count for SOMETHING…
But also because for a couple of years now, certain friends have been bugging me to put on paper the recipes of some of the goodies I make when cooking for them. ” Jules, you have to write a cookbook,” they bug me. So I looked into self-publishing one, but that was WAAAYYY too involved, not to mention expensive, and with the economy in total SHIT right now, I need to reserve what cash I have for essentials like a new pair of boots (one of my many weaknesses).
So that, in a nutshell, is why I’m starting my blog. Because I’m cheap and lazy. Goodnight for now.