Friday, June 20, 2008


Please forgive me, dear readers, for having ignored you for so, sooo long.

I wanted to write- really, I did- but in the upheaval of recent months, my inspiration seems to have taken a temporary (I hope!) leave of absence.

You see, approximately three months ago, I made great strides in fulfilling resolution number 7 by interviewing for, accepting a job offer on, and moving to the POLAR OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. All in the space of three and a half weeks.

So here I am. In the West. Far, far away from my favourite region of this continent, 98% of the people I know and love, and my comfort zone. Don't get me wrong- this is a good thing. A very good thing- new experiences are always welcome to me- but it does take some time to adjust.

So far, so good:
- The job is going well. It's a good move for me: the organization is young, so there's plenty of opportunity for me to make a contribution, and the people I'm now working with are pretty fantastic.

- I've found, and moved into an apartment, and am now in the throes of tweaking it to my liking (read- painting it wild and wonderful colours, plastering the walls with wonderful artwork, and getting everything positioned "just so"). It's a process.

-I am starting to recognize a small semblance of a social life appearing. Again, it's a process, but one that I am beginning to enjoy.

Two extra bonuses to my new location are:
1. The weather- it's warm and beautiful (despite what the locals will tell you has been a "frigid" Spring), with a distinct lack of two things that make Maritime summers so "interesting"- humidity and mosquitoes.
2. My grandparents live here, so I get to see them once a week rather than once every two years. Yay!

I'm slowly finding my feet here. I'm hoping that once I get settled into my apartment, and work evens out a bit more, I'll start to feel more like myself, and the creative juices will flow afresh. In the meantime, I'll leave you with an image from my new neck of the woods.



At 10:22 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

Yaaay! You're writing here again!

Lovely photo, Jenn. :)

Miss you!

At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jen - Put all your hollandaise ingredients except for the butter in a blender (NOT a food processor) and mix together briefly. Melt your butter until bubbling (microwave is fine). Remove the little center hole thing from the top of your blender, turn on the blender, and drizzle the hot butter in very slowly. Cup your other hand around the little hole because this stuff will splash out. I have been making hollandaise like this for 40 years from a recipe my mother gave me and it has never ever failed.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger jenn said...

Therese: Why thank-you. And YAY! It feels good to post again ;)

Anon- Thank you so much! This looks promising!


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