As you may have noticed, I have been absent for a while. My attitude towards my little corner of the internet has always been very ‘do it when you feel like it, aint no thang’, but I have had some requests for at least a quick explanation or good bye. I have felt silly doing that because it seems a little conceited. Like, who is going to care if they don’t get to see my silly day to day photos?
I have had some exciting career changes recently that have been occupying a lot of space in my mind. I have found that while I am still photographing way too many boring things (Can’t. Seem. To. Stop.) I am just not sitting down to write about them right now. And when I do, I find myself oddly second guessing myself, wondering how my words will come out, if I will somehow hurt anyone’s feelings, say something I shouldn’t. So I am going to take that as my cue to take a little break and see what happens.
I have been hesitant to say anything because what if I tell you I am going to take a break and then whip up a cilantro pesto that inexplicably tastes like poison (AGAIN- seriously what is the deal with that??) and am just dying to come share it with you?
This happened last week. And I had the thought “I couldn’t have made this take any more like poison if I had literally set out to make something that tasted like poison”. Then I chuckled to myself and planned to write that line and share it with you…
And so I am leaving the door open for myself. In case I inadvertently make poison and want to tell you about it. In case I meet my 5k time or take a truly awesome photo of my cat, or feel all grateful and sentimental about my family and friends and want to shout it from the roof tops. In case I discover a knack for decorating or dressing well or fixing cars and want to start up again every day.
If you are interested in knowing if I reappear, feel free to sign up for email updates to your right on the screen. Otherwise, without further ado, I’ll share some of my recent favorite moments.
Congratulations to Eric’s aunt Sherry and her new husband Chris! It was such a joy to be able to celebrate their marriage with them.
The best ever savory scones that Eric’s mom made for breakfast. So delicious.
Watching a million birds at the Capitola beach.
This incredible tempura mushroom slice during a lunch date with Eric at Geisha.
Anna and Jordan casually stopping by on Halloween to watch The Exorcist and pass out candy…
GETTING TRICK OR TREATERS!!!!! Phew, what a relief.
The cutest ever Jell-o Shots that Anna made.
My sweetest kitty.
A plate of grilled halloumi cheese, fig preserves and flat bread during a lunch date with Eric at Al Zameen in Aptos. So good.
Flowers and a coffee from my guy on a date.
Artic char and butternut squash risotto during a celebratory lunch at Oswald’s.
A round of Hot and Dirty’s, delicious dirty vodka martinis with tabasco. So, so good.
These incredible spooky bleeding glass cupcakes that Julie made for Jordan’s birthday. Incredible. That is edible glass made out of caramelized sugar. So so good.
A plate of easy and delicious apple crisp (recipe here) for dinner one night. FYI I just made a version with pears for my parents that came out great too.
A quick mid week dinner date with Anna of edamame, chicken skewers and wine.
What a little noblekins!
A visit with my parents that included some seriously, seriously competitive air hockey (there must have been something wrong with the table though because I didn’t win once). It was wonderful to have them come stay with us.
Thank you all so very much for following along, checking in and participating in this little hobby of mine. It wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you.
Perhaps we will see you again sometime soon!