Ok folks, this entry is a bit of a departure, actually it’s a total departure from my usual writing. For those of you who have been enjoying my blog and my recipes, you may have noticed that I’ve slowed down dramatically this year. If it’s any consolation, I have strong feelings of guilt and disappointment that this has happened
So I felt I owed you all an explanation. In January of this year, my husband/soulmate/love of my life was diagnosed with brain cancer. They operated on him about two weeks later and were able to remove about half of the tumor (they do the operation with him awake – yikes!). Since then he’s been taking chemo every month for the last 6 months, 6 more to go. Unfortunately brain cancer isn’t really curable (yet), fortunately he has the best kind of tumor, slow growing, good genetic markers, lots of research being done etc…
We are so grateful that we live near Boston and have the good folks at Dana Farber taking care of him. We’re hopeful that these same people will find a cure, or at least better treatments in time to keep him going. Paul is doing well and except for some reduced function in his left arm and some exhaustion from the chemo, he’s managing to keep his spirits up and is working and doing everything he used to do. We expect he’ll be pretty stable for the next 5-10 years, after that, well, we try not to focus too much on after that.
So that’s my way of saying I’ve been distracted this year, and had some of the creative energy drained out of me. But I haven’t given up. I love to cook and Paul loves to eat, so this cookbook is going to happen (even if it takes a while longer), and the blog will continue. I have already made a delicious Jamaican burger and the Japan burger was one of my favorites. Now I just have to find some quality time to write them down for you. And I will.
So please stick with me, keep trying all the burgers – I know there’s still a bunch you haven’t tried yet – and stay tuned.
Warm wishes to you all,