Well. Unlike an international art thief fleeing with the largest score of all time, I didn’t anticipate disappearing off the face of the earth. I haven’t gone so long without posting since I restarted THIH in August 2012. This holiday season has been stressful, and not just because of our pup. Anyone who says your late 20’s are when you have everything figured out has not experienced difficulty deciding both what her future holds and the color of her socks in the span of five minutes.
Speaking of pups, our Bonnie lass is still with us, and we love every moment with her.
When I was a kid, my mom told me bad news always comes in threes. That meant every time something “bad” happened I’d wait around for the other two shoes to drop. Such an action — or rather, inaction — involves living in both the past and future, but never the present. Rather silly, don’t you think?
Perhaps 2014 is the year we throw off the bowlines. Perhaps not. Either way, the title of this blog is a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life’s areas.
Enough with the heavy. A few pictures from the holiday season:
As a registered dietitian, I do not approve of this sign. White chocolate is not chocolate.
This picture is going to be blackmail someday.
As usual, we drove to and from Connecticut for the holidays. I tried to take a selfie with Maddies. The above and below pictures were the result.
Elegant as always:
Bonnie kindly obliged my request to be my knitting prop,
and later took a nap with her favorite toy on a double-stack of appropriately-sized dog beds.
A retro board game Peter found for me – I remember beating the pants off my sisters in this game when we were kids (or was it the other way around?):
I’ll take 0.003 ounces, please.
For some reason, I only took a close-up of the most unappetizing part of dinner: the broccoli souffle. Luckily, I’m going to share it with you.
I bought Peter a map gas torch for searing meat and crystallizing the tops of creme brulees, which is pretty much as awesome as it sounds.
And now, we’re hunkering down amongst blowing snow and trying not to think about the -12 degree F high we’re getting in central Illinois today.
How were your holidays? For us, exhausting.
But it was wonderful to spend time with family.