Wow, it's hard to believe it's been about 4 months since I last blogged. A lot has hanged since then including a 2000 kilometer move . My journey started earlier this year when my 81 year old mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and scheduled for surgery to remove it. She pulled through the surgery with flying colors but then developed some blood clots which led to her having a small heart attack and then a blockage in one of her legs requiring further surgery. For awhile there it was not looking very promising.
We decided to leave our jobs and move back to the east coast where she lived (and where I grew up) so that she could remain in her home with our assistance and companionship. It was a sudden decision and we didn't have a lot of time and so we were very occupied with sorting, packing and making arrangements to move our home and cats. My mother is a real dear and has made these changes easy to adjust to, and I'm happy to say that she has recovered very well from all that she went through and has been declared cancer-free. She's a real trooper and an inspiration! We are still looking for new jobs but are hopeful we will soon find something. In the meantime I will have lots of time to experiment with new recipes and ideas to blog about!