Tuesday, August 24, 2010

hello again

I would now like to show you some of the things that I thoroughly enjoyed cooking and eating while missing from the blogosphere.
Asparagus Pesto
Roasted Beet Salad

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Wild Mushroom and Wild Leek Soup
Spicy Broccoli
And now I would like to give you my excuse for the missing-ness.

Are you ready for it? 

It's a good one.

My body has been invaded by a tiny alien being who sucks me of physical energy, mental capacity and, most distressingly, the desire to lovingly prepare home cooked meals.

Or, less dramatically but equally as truthful - I'm pregnant.

I realize that this might not seem like an immediately logical excuse for abandoning my blog and truthfully, it's not the entire reason. The entire reason goes something like this, I was going through a bit of a depressive period that was making it very difficult for me to write, or cook, or write about cooking, or do most other things that I enjoy. 

There I was, drifting along in a fog of emotional yuckiness when I was suddenly and very unexpectedly 

(unexpectedly like, I went out, bought a pregnancy test at the drug store and then immediately headed to the liquor store and bought a bottle of wine 'cause that's just how sure I was that I was just being crazy and there was no way that SeaBass and I had successfully made us a baby) 

lifted out of my stupor by the news of a wee SeaBass Jr. on the way.

I was then pretty quickly sucked into another kind of stupor - the kind caused by having your body taken over by a wee, tiny little alien being. It is truly incredible how much havoc one itty-bitty, teensy-weensy stranger can wreak on your insides.

Seriously, I was unaware of how both how immediately and how intensely being pregnant would affect me.

But of course, I'm loving every minute of it. Because in between the morning sickness, the aches and pains, the inability to eat anything but bread and other assorted baked goods; I get to think about what is actually going on inside me and how totally cool it actually is.

So, that's whats been going on with me. But I'm back and I'm determined to start cooking and eating real food again. And, if you'll allow me, I'm also determined to write about this next several months and how I'm dealing with it.

I'm looking forward to the adventure.

7 comments:

Laura said...

You're back!!! I've been sending positive thoughts northward and hoping you'd be back online... and with such amazing news! Congrats to you, the blog world missed you and I look forward to hearing all about the joys of your forthcoming tiny alien being takeover :)

-Laura

Kristen said...

Congratulations and welcome back!!! It's always so exciting to hear about a little one on the way. Here's hoping the morning sickness is behind you.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy and take care of yourself:) Cheers!

Heiko said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was very worried about you and glad to see you back. The food you have been having in the meantime doesn't look all bad either. Looking forward to hearing more about food and baby and all. Welcome back!

upnorth said...

I'm so glad to hear from you again! Congrats on the baby!!!! Our daughter is pregnant and due in March. They are so excited, been trying for a while! Keep going, wouldn't your Mom be excited for you!!!

upnorth said...

Jenn, I can't see my posts. So, I hope you can read them, anyway, I'm pretty excited for you! Take care of yourself(and Baby). Let me know if you read this! Earlene

Kristen said...

Great stuff! I keep learning new things every time I come back to your blog.

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