It is wonderful to get away, gain perspective, refresh, and renew. Then again, there seems to be more laundry at the end of such an escape, and a feeling I may have missed something important. It is easy for the negative to creep in if you let it—stats/views fall off, out of the rhythm of cooking and writing every day (though I did plenty of cooking while away), coffee doesn’t seem to be helping get my mojo back either, but it’s only day 2.
Yesterday and today are planning days. Sometimes, it is hard to resist the impulse to just do when there is so much to do. Nike would not agree, but with four worthy projects to choose from each day while sipping morning’s first cup, there better be plan in place or willy-nilly becomes the operating procedure.
So what’s up?
In addition to testing recipes (a.k.a. feeding my family), photographing, and sharing such adventures with you (which seems like a full time job by itself), these additional projects include:
Developing a new design for Savoring Today (via Fine Lime Designs)
Writing an e-book about monthly and batch cooking
Contributing to The Eatery on Podcast Radio America as the Home Chef (click the link to listen to the Thanksgiving series)
Everyone is busy, so I try not to use that word much when someone asks me how I am; too often, it becomes an excuse to neglect people. From the calendar that sits before me, it sure looks like December will be abundant with activity though … Christmas is coming too! Oh, and speaking of December, if you happen to pick up a copy of Fine Cooking Magazine Dec/Jan issue, check out page 22 for a little tidbit they included from me (very cool!).