I'm literally and figuratively chilling at work (this is what I do at work when I am not reading, studying, checking out food blogs, or wasting time on Facebook or Twitter... or working! How could I forget about work?), freezing off my behind--make that my hands, because my behind is pretty comfy and warm on this office chair. But it's freaking cold! It seems the landlord of the building turns off or lowers the heat on the weekend in order to save
But complaining is probably not the best way to welcome you to delve into my blog.
So how about a grand ol' HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to you all? (Is that big and bold enough?) I hope you all had a safe, joyous, healthy, and painless holiday season. It's been "back to reality" for over a week now, and it looks like we made it, no? We go back to work or school and we look around to see countless others who probably don't want to be exactly where they are, but we take comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Blessed are we, that we support each other in such a way! But "back to reality" has been a strange, somewhat disconcerting, and confusing exercise for me, as I didn't have any job to go back to (I'm a part-time, mostly weekend worker), no classes to attend, and no assignments to submit. Hmm. I've been done school for three weeks now, and I must say it feels pretty good, but it's also... daunting. What happens next? It's a confusing time for me, but while I sort through options, start networking for job opportunities, read books I've been meaning to read, I'll spare you all the details until I come to a definitive conclusion. Instead, in the aftermath of the holidays, in the beginning of this new year which I deem to be a fantastic one (I can taste it!), here are some photos of the baking and cooking I have done over the past little while. I warn that I have not baked a single dessert since New Year's because, after all the holiday decadence, I have nary a desire to eat sweets (it's true!). But my sweet tooth will return.
Have a great week, and all the best to you all in 2010.
Vegan in Suburbia