Friday, March 20, 2009

Is Anyone Still Out There?

If you are even reading this, you are an angel. I know I have been the worst blogger the past couple of months. I have to explain why. First of all, I have been working non-stop so my breakfasts and lunches and dinners are pretty un-exciting to post. Plus, I go out a lot, and forget to snap pics of my dinner. And I am pretty right to think you guys all know what granola with almond milk, fruit, nuts and Lara bars look like...

I have also spent a couple weekends out of town, Brooklyn, etc...and fail to remember my camera. I promise my next inspiring meal will make the cut...my mom is making a vegan soup/stew tonight because I am very sick, more on that later, but maybe her meal will make the next blog ;)

So besides working ALL the time, I had a very very dear friend of mine pass away in the last couple of weeks. He had been sick for a year with a brain tumor, and two Saturdays ago, he passed. I am grateful I went to visit him the morning that he died, and I spoke a eulogy at the funeral which many people have told them got to know Danny even better then they ever thought they could. I have been spending a lot of time with his family, as he leaves behind a beautiful wife and two young boys. He and I were very close, and I will miss him dearly. 
This photo is taken of us when he and his family came to visit me in South Florida at school one year.

And on top of everything else, I woke up yesterday with a horrible flu/cold/throat hurting/head pounding sickness. I had not been sick since I became vegan! Amazing, and that was almost 5 years ago in Dublin, so something has reared its ugly head. Since I have tonight off and tomorrow (hopefully) I thought I would take some time to blog. I still check all of your lovely blogs when I can, and will comment back, I promise!

11 comments:

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Take care!

River said...

I am so sorry about your friend and his family. You are so kind to spend time with them and comfort them.

I hope your mom's soup does the trick and you feel better soon. Hang in there! It's really nice to see you back here! :)

bahamamama said...

WELCOME BACK, you were missed.
So sad about your friend. Your loving memories will keep him close to your heart forever.
Nothing better than Mama's homemade soup...feel better.

aTxVegn said...

I'm still here! I'll bet all the stress has caused you to get sick. I'm sorry you lost a dear friend. I hope you feel better soon.

littlefire said...

You are not a bad blogger at all... quite the opposite. You are a gem! Danny must have been a wonderful person. He will always be with you. Hope you're feeling better.

acookinthemaking said...

I'm still reading--we've missed you! So sorry to hear about your friend's passing...hope you're doing ok. Feel better!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i'm sorry to hear about your friend. nothing anyone can say will make it better. i've found death isn't something anyone really gets over, it's just something you work through. i hope you're taking the time to be gentle with yourself.

good to see you back.

Bethany said...

my thoughts are with you for your friend.

I hope you get better soon. I'm sure your mom's stew will help.

I know what you mean by food being boring when you're super busy.

Chelsea said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Take care of yourself.

I've been a major blog-slacker, too, and it was so awesome to see that people still remembered me and commented on my first post in over a month! The vegan bloggy community is pretty damn badass :) xoxo Chels

Jeni Treehugger said...

I'm so sorry about your friend - that is such sad news. Spending time with his family is the greatest thing you can do for him.
(((HUGS)))

Rose said...

The couscous soup looks reallly good!