You may have noticed it's been a very quiet few weeks around here. I won't make excuses. I havent felt like doing it. The last month has been very hard and will remain hard through the rest of October. I can't promise many articles until maybe mid November.
First off, my husband was let go from his job in mid September. This put a lot of strain on us and my extra projects, mostly that I cannot afford to purchase new cookbooks each month or buy into food experiments while we need to save as much money as possible to make sure we can survive up until we move to the new job he just got, which is in Green Bay Wisconsin, and into the time after we land in our new home.
That's the big one. It will impact what we do around here on Eating Normal for a few months, and up until we are unpacked in our new home, it means that not a lot of fresh content will be coming up. I have plans to highlight the great food and great people that have made my experience as a cook and an eater a good one in the state of Delaware before we depart, so keep an eye open for that.
Food waste has been an especially big concern here in the Eating Normal kitchen knowing that I cannot take everything in my fridge and pantry clear across the country. I don't think I have ever seen the fridge as empty as it is in this moment. How do I use everything I have neglected for likely a whole year? What if I don't want to eat the things I see on my shelves? Do I have to eat it? All those answers and more are to be explored during the time I give myself to write.
Speaking of writing, November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. I have participated successfully for three years, and I don't intend to stop this time around. I let this blog slip last year. It's likely I will be unemployed for the whole of the event if I don't get lucky. Maybe this time around I can make the big goals I set for myself to help other writers get through the month with quick meals and healthy snacks to keep butts in chairs and fingers on keyboards.
I can't say with any certainty when things will get back to normal around here. We are so often knocked off schedule by one thing or another that there may not be a normal, but one post in almost four weeks certainly isn't it.
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