Okay! A chance to actually sit down and do some writing! And not just blind writing where you gaze at your computer screen with a dull stare and feeling your fingers move but not really knowing what's going on. This particular blog post will be a mini-vent session as well... it's needed.
Life has been hectic. That's really the only word to describe how much has occurred in only a few short days. Let me do my best to summarize exactly what's been going on.
First off... I'm married. Happily! I guess you all probably saw that one coming... It's not as if I haven't been writing about it for the last two months. Thanks so much to the guest posters for helping out during that time! You all posted some delicious and amazing looking recipes! I want to eat every last one of them! The wedding went really well, with only a few minor distractions, so I'll take that as a success. It's sad how much planning goes into one day, and then you *blink*... and it's over!
Second, I have been accepted into the Faculty of Education at the university! It took some hard work, but I managed to fight my way in. Now I only need two more years of school and I'll be out corrupting young minds! It's nice to be starting down a positive track and going towards a goal you want.
Third. The day after our wedding we discover that our dear landlord has put our house up for sale. Sigh, so much for the relaxation. We had always signed a yearly lease with them, and with one month to go, we assumed that we would simply do the same. Nope! So out of our large and spacious duplex we go, goodbye to the back deck, huge kitchen, garden and walk-in closet. It's a fairly rude shock to attempt to clean your house to move after having 60 people or so strolling through your house and leaving mounds of food and gifts lying around. At least things are sort of boxed up still...
Three and a half. Luckily, we marched right out and looked at a bunch of houses for sale. We found a nice condo, a beautiful basement suite, and a retro grandma style house..all of which we were racking our brains about. And then... we found her. A beautiful 65 year old house in a fantastic neighbourhood. It was instant love. So maybe it was a silver lining to lose our current house. We will just have to wait and see! I'll have to throw on some pictures for everyone to see.
The fourth major life event is that my job of the last two years is going to be laying me off. Alas, the local petstore has decided to change their business model into one that doesn't need as much staff. We'll have to see how things go, but perhaps more changes will be needed in my future as well.
Food news! At last as some of you foodies are probably wondering what sort of blog this is exactly. My Spinach Banchan got accepted into the Foodbuzz top 9! It's my first one ever to be accepted, and I'm very excited about it. It's always nice to have some recognition!
I also received a Sunshine award from Dee over at Deelicious Sweets and a Liebster Blog Award from the blog How Do You Cook . Very exciting stuff, thanks ladies! I'm afraid with how busy my life is right now, I don't really have an opportunity to participate. But just know that I really appreciate it!
Anyway, I'm hoping that life will die down a little so I can enjoy some cooking and blogging again. I'm not giving up! I'm still here!!!