Catch Up Time.

I’m back for a bit. Sorry for the absence from the blog but you know how life is. I have not been at my office desk in weeks which means I’ve been absent from the blogosphere in general (writing-wise), but I’ve been reading and keeping up with blogs. 

It’s Spring here in West Texas and it’s typical Spring weather for here: not for us, the gentle dulcet sound of a sweet breeze across the prairie. No. We have brown sky (from all the dust in the air from the ground cover) and high levels of wind gusts so a day to stay inside and mess around, I think.

I’ve been reading but not a whole ton. I’m immersed in “The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton” (by Kathryn Hughes), a biography of Isabella Beeton, the Victorian domestic expert, and that has been interesting. Alongside that, I’m just about to start a read of James Agee’s “A Death in the Family” but I have no idea what it’s about so we’ll see how it goes. Fingers crossed for a good read but either way, it’s off the TBR pile so win-win. 

I’m looking forward to the Beeton bio as I like to read about domesticity stuff every now and then (and pretend I’m that way a lot more than I actually am!) Due to my stomach cancer diagnosis (long story), I haven’t been able to eat much (getting my nutrients from TPN etc.) and I have missed cooking and food in general. Thus, the reading about food helps scratch that itch a bit more. 

Life is good, if a little quiet at times. More time to hit the books and cogitate on their contents! 

4 thoughts on “Catch Up Time.

  1. Sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis Liz! But I am glad to hear everything is going well. I totally get the pleasure of reading about food. As a vegan, I enjoy smelling all the things people bring in to work to share that I don’t eat–donuts, cookies, candy, pizza. I have no desire to eat any of it, but people think I’m weird for wanting to smell them 😀

  2. Sorry to hear about the diagnosis and hope your treatment is going as well as it can go. There’s a lot of illness around me at the moment (Covid in an already-vulnerable person, friend with RA having a bad patch) and it’s very tiring, isn’t it. I have read that Mrs Beeton book and recall enjoying it.

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