Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No Food for You!

Sorry, no food today, just a brief update and/or excuse. What is that saying the road to hell is paved with good intentions or something like that. This was supposed to be the week I got back on track with baking/cooking and posting, but life just got in the way. CB's cousin passed away, and a few days later my uncle passed away so a lot of our time has been spent dealing with wakes and funerals so my best laid plans to actually read the manual on my new Nikon D60, bake something, cook something, organize to be made recipes just hasn't happened.

I'm 33 and I've been blessed with the longevity of my family. My grandfather died when I was 11, after that I didn't have to face another death in my family until I was a junior in college when my great aunt succumbed to cancer. I've lost acquaintances and extended family, but nothing that has affected the core nucleus of my family. This week has made me realize that there will come a time when the bell curve of longevity will fall faster and faster for the people who have always been the mainstays in my life. I'm 33, my grandmother is still alive, kicking, and full of as much piss and vinegar as she had when I was a kid, so are all of her sisters save one. Isn't that something! But every year as I get older, they get older too, and weeks like this may be closer together rather than farther apart. Just be grateful for the time you have with them.

Okay, now that I sound like some horrible Lifetime movie I feel like I should throw a few errant fucks around just so you don't think I've gone all soft and shit.

Seriously - the recipes, their a comin' I promise.

PS. I planted all of my seeds on Sunday....goodness I hope they all grow. Send healthy seed vibes to all my little plants.

1 comment:

Emily said...

You are so right. Everyone tells me that this is just something you have to deal with more and more as you get older. Not cool.