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This past weekend I was in New York for my aunt’s burial and memorial service. It was good to be with family, but hard to be there for that reason. I took a lot of pictures, and will eventually get them up on Flickr. I want you all to be able to see my extended family and the amazing support network of friends my aunt had in her life. It was truly a blessing to my family.

My aunt’s friends and church family could not stop talking about what a great cook she was and about all their favorite recipes that she would make for various events. As far as we can tell, they are all on recipe cards and in various notebooks. We talked a little bit, as a family, about organizing them into some sort of collection that we can distribute. I only have one other girl cousin so we will probably be heading up the project. She will be student teaching this upcoming semester so I will probably take the lead. If you know of an easy way to do this, please let me know.

Now that I am back at work, I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I think I am being productive but I know I am losing my patience with little things a lot quicker than I used to. I need to pack up my apartment because I told them I would move by the 1st of July, but I don’t have anything in boxes yet. I am just not motivated to do anything with it.

Last year, I really worked hard to exercise and lose about 20 pounds. Well, so far this year I have let the working out slip, and I have managed to gain about half of it back. After walking around NYC all day Monday, I realize I need to get back to the gym and start working on myself again.

Re: d365. Some people have expressed concern that I haven’t uploaded any pictures since May 13th. I have been taking them, but I have (again) not had the time or energy to upload them with the tags, descriptions, captions, etc. My goal is to eventually get caught up on that as well.

My goal for the rest of the summer (yes rest – my summer starts May 1st and ends Aug 1st), is to take more time for myself and to focus on what is really important.


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  1. That sounds like a perfect goal for the rest of the summer. When things go bad and get busy, it’s so easy to let taking care of ourselves slide. It’s usually the first thing to go – it’s so easy to worry about everyone and everything else before we worry about ourselves.

    The good thing is, you have made the commitment to get back on track! Good for you!

    PS: The recipe collection is a terrific idea. What a wonderful way to honor your aunts memory – not only now, but every time a family member cooks one of her recipes.

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