Monday, June 8, 2015

Is Anybody Out There?

Pin It
I have been a very bad blogger.  Bad.  I was hoping to get a refresh on my blog and dive in with new enthusiasm after the events of May. What event?  Just the last child graduating from college...holla!!!  I now have 2 kids working, paying rent, paying taxes, and officially out of the nest.  It really gives a mom a sense of pride, but also makes me very sad.

We may have made signs at Baccalaureate....and her name is NOT Tina! 

I long for those long summer days with kids running in and out of the house with wet feet, looking for towels and popsicles.  And I miss those sleeping wet kids on a sweltering afternoon, sprawled on the couch.  Nothing can stir that exhausted post swim nap. So here I am.  They closed Williams Sonoma over a year ago, so no job.  I have my cookies, but I really hate being trapped indoors all day on these gorgeous days.  My pool will finally get filled tomorrow after a long repair job, and i have to just enjoy the moment for what it is. And I have to write.  It really is part of who I am.

My first blog is here.  Boy have things changed since then.  Nic was just 2 months past high school graduation.  Christina was starting her sophomore year of high school.  Over the last 7 years, I have documented events at the Air Force Academy, a transition to civilian college at OU, high school volleyball, going to Millsaps, lots of birthdays, holidays, work events and loss.  I have baked with groups, I started my 50 chefs for 50 years (started, but no where near finished!), I have cooked, grilled, cleaned, sewn and of course baked loads of sugar cookies.  I have come a long way on my sugar cookies in 7 years and 3 cookie conventions!!!

So here is to today, and new beginnings.  Fresh starts, new recipes, new cookie designs, and who knows what else!  Please stay tuned.  I am always so humbled when I get a comment or an email from a reader.  Here we go.  What are you waiting for?  Oh, me!  I'll be right back!