happy to be home


Sorry I'm not sorry.

Truth be told, real life has gotten a hold of me for the last couple of weeks, and worrying about how much the blogosphere would miss me was the last thing on my mind. This space remains my warm, sweet home, only as long as I don't feel accountable to it. And in the midst of all my own busy-ness, it was nice to not feel accountable.

But, I missed it. And I missed you. I missed all my virtual and real-life friendships. I missed the updates on lives that have somehow become such a big part of my own. And I missed having a place to share my clumsy pictures and neurotic obsessions and oh yes, the recipes made in the kitchen I haven't touched for weeks.

Since I last posted...

We spent a day on lockdown.

We went to see The Book of Mormon.

I caught, and recovered from, my first cold in I-don't-know-how-long.

I gave four big presentations (two to go!).

I was in San Francisco for four beautiful and sunny days.

There was an outbreak of the mumps on campus. (Is this real life?)

And I came home from the golden state of sunshine to a city that was finally and fully in bloom. The trees have turned green, the bulbs have blossomed, and somehow, it is May. Somehow, summer is just around the corner. Somehow, our weekends have gone from chilly dates with papers and cocoa to strolls through the park and a healthy dose of procrastination.

Nice to see you again, springtime. Nice to see you again, blog. Nice to see you again, friends.




  1. Missed your blogs, but not enough to make you feel accountable :)
    Lovely tulips!

  2. I am so happy you are back! But I am glad you are soaking up the precious moments in life.

  3. Ah beautiful, welcome back. Hope to see you soon :)

    1. Ditto! I think about that often...just need to get a few more things under control. =)

  4. Hello my dear! ;)
    San Fran did you say? Nice to know you were just too busy having a great time living life ;)
    You yourself sound like you're just blooming in full colour ;)
    I also took the last few weeks slower - unintentionally though but somehow daily blogging is just too much at the moment - it would feel like a job and I don't want it to be a job! ;)
    Again... we're on the same page LOL ;)
    Can't wait to hear more about your trip! xoxo Ella (~ 'pure ella' now ;)) *smile*

  5. Wow, you really have been busy... I'm sure it's all going to be fuel for this blog (no pressure, though). :)

  6. Happy that you're back! I was just telling A the other day how my blog friends have become so important to me, on par with many of the in person friendships I have in Chicago. It's a nice feeling to know that you guys are in my life! Looking forward to hearing more from you here, when you've got time to share! Stunning tulips!!


  7. Missed you, glad you are back safe and with only two big presentations left :) And are the tulips in Boston not the most beautiful sight right now??


Thanks for making me smile. =)