Yes, I'm alive. As you know... because my handful of faithful readers have all asked me what the heck my problem is. :) I've told them, and now I'll tell you, even though them and you are the same -- I'm just not feeling it. While healthy again, my appetite hasn't quite been the same for a while now. I don't much feel like eating (except dessert, great), I really don't feel like cooking, and, quite frankly, thinking about writing about any of those has given me kind of a yuck feeling. Like when I was in high school and had surgery and had Green Day stuck in my head that whole night in the hospital -- it was a good 10 years before I could listen to them again. I guess this is kind of like that -- food + blog reminds me of the not-so-stellar winter I had of losing my job and being sick. The association is so strong I've nearly just deleted this several times, but that seemed a little melodramatic (plus, I've put nearly three years into this and I'm not quite ready to kill my baby). Things are ok -- don't get me wrong -- but things are different. And I'm still adjusting to the different. And I'm too busy stuffing my face with sweets to write. :) BUT.... that's not to say I'll never write again. So keep me in the back of your mind... and check back in now and again. And thanks again for caring and reading and being the awesome peeps you all are!!