Oh, that's right... hi! Yes, I have been remiss in my blogging, as I often am whenever I try to take on a project like this. I hope for that to stop though, and in order to do so, I will make my goals less lofty. I will still post recipes and food-related ramblings, but they may be more brief. I will also try to just make this more about whatever is going on in our lives... (A big part of which is why I haven't been writing - we haven't had lives!)
So, with all that being said, a little update on what's been happening over the past 7 months or so...
We've been working. A lot. The Hubs took a new position with his company back in April (or around there anyway), and went from working 14-hour days wherein 5 of them were commuting back and forth from home to work, to working 14-hour days driving a box truck, doing lots of lifting and bending and stacking of things, and not having weekends. His new position mandates a M,T, Th, F, Sat. schedule, and so, weekend road trips are a thing of our past (and our future!)... I've recently taken on a second fun job, which will only require one evening and one weekend shift per week once we open, but for the last two weeks or so, I've been working my regular job, driving 40 minutes to the fun job, working for 2-5 hours, and then driving home. It's probably kind of dumb of me to do that, since that leaves me even less time to get things done at home, but it's a fun second job, and I know of several people who will be happy because of the things I can buy there :)
We've also sold the condo! Yay for being able to actually live like we have two incomes now! :)
Onto food-related topics, we're both trying to be better about what we eat, for health's sake, for our waistlines' sake, and for the earth's sake. We have a small garden in the back where we're trying to grow herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and brussels sprouts. I just heard a piece on NPR this morning about "Meatless Monday", and I think I'm going to try that next week! I've often said that I could be a vegetarian if not for bacon, and honestly, if an animal is going to give up its life for me to eat it, I want to treat it with as much respect as possible. To me, that means purchasing sustainably/ethically raised and slaughtered meat. Since that meat is more expensive, we'll probably be eating less meat in the near future, which really is fine. I <3 quinoa, and The Hubs is an adventurous eater, so we should be okay. :)