Hi everybody. Thanks for all of your nice comments and messages after last week's post. It's something I wrote a while back and then held onto, hoping I think to post it after a happy news post as a sort of "here's how this felt when it was happening" but the longer I didn't post it and nothing changed, the harder it got to write anything else.
I realized recently that this website will turn 10 later this year. It seems like it used to be easier to turn out a couple of posts a week, despite the fact that I tend to have more to write about these days. Back then, the things in my life may have been smaller, but they were all mine to talk about. Now they're typically not just my stories to tell and that makes it somewhat trickier.
I spent most of February (while I was writing not a single post for this blog) back in Texas, staying with my parents and visiting friends, family members, and Target. Raj was gone to Thailand for the whole three weeks I was gone (and then some) and I do have mighty powerful cravings for a Chipotle Burrito Bowl with some degree of frequency. But there's also that my dad is on to his third cancer, mesothelioma this time.
Not telling you these things feels oddly dishonest and makes it hard to write about the other stuff. But hopefully now I've unblocked myself and will be able to finally tell you some stories from our trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. Also, I've semi-accidentally ended up on a dragon boat team again this year. A different team though, one that seems a bit less intense and far more likely to be fun, though no less likely to end in me somehow injuring myself in a (hopefully, at least) comical fashion. Also, Raj and I are about to embark on a Whole30 eating thing and there will almost certainly be things to say about that.
Now I need to go change into my dragon boat practice clothes (The better to wade into the very chilly East China Sea in!) but I'll be back with posts for you soon.