I am long overdue for a post. And a list or two.
Here’s what happened:
I celebrated my birthday.
Right after, my partner’s grandmother passed away. Her funeral was later that week.
It was exhausting and things seemed quiet for a while.
I worked in the garden instead of rinse, lather, repeat, it was harvest, can, repeat.
Sometimes I thought I was testing recipes for something called 100 ways to cook okra.
Tomato jam became my new favorite food.
We celebrated our 8 year anniversary.
We also went on a much-needed vacation in Madison, WI.
Just before we left for vacation, my grandmother had a massive brain hemorrhage.
On the last day of our vacation, I said goodbye to her on the phone (she has lived in S. Korea all her life).
She passed away shortly after that.
I couldn’t go to her funeral in Korea (it happened rapidly).
I did, however, go to NYC to greet my mom when she came back from Korea (it was my maternal grandmother. the only living grandparent I had).
I made it back home to Durham in time for my partner’s birthday.
I got sick with a very bad cold/infection that left me very tired.
I did, however, think a lot.
I started a new blog that is more food focused. Please welcome The Accidental Southerner.
This blog will still remain, maybe focusing more on books and life. I’m learning that I write more when there’s more of a focus.