It’s so odd to have my life perspective change with a blink of an eye. One moment I’m going about my day recovering from our traditional Christmas festivities and the next thing I know my dad is laying in a hospital bed being sustained by life support just long enough so our family can say our goodbyes. The days and weeks following his sudden passing have been a blur. With a hardly a moment to rest, my siblings and I have been working non-stop to take care my mom and everything involved with my dad’s estate. For a guy who owned only two used cars and the home he lived in with my mom (and which we grew up in), it’s shockingly surprising what’s involved with a person’s estate when they pass away.
I’ve wanted so much to get back to life as I know it only succumbing to the realization this isn’t going to happen soon. Any desire to blog on Savory Sweet Life has been put on the back shelf of my mind as I take on my new tasks of settling my dad’s affairs. The only thing I know is that everything will work out in the end and I’ll get back to sharing recipes with you. In the mean time I thank you for your patience and support. I hope to have something new posted later this week but even this may be unrealistic for me. But I know that you, who are regular readers, won’t mind. You have shown nothing but kindnesses towards me and I appreciate you more than I can ever express with words. I wish I could respond to every comment and email but the truth is I haven’t been on email much and what left over time I have to myself has been spent on taking care of my own family. But I’ll be back soon, I promise.
In the mean time I am still writing every Thursday on PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers and I hope to be back contributing to Tasty Kitchen in the near future, too. You can also find me occasionally posting personal thoughts on my other blog, Everyday Alice.