Monthly Archives: December 2011

Return of the Mack

You know how sometimes you get a really long, thoughtful e-mail from a long lost friend, then you tell yourself, “Aww, that’s so sweet, I have to make some time to write back an equally long, thoughtful e-mail back!” Then you shelve it for a day or two. Then a week passes, then a month, and by the time you’ve made time to write that e-mail, you feel so embarrassed that it’s taken you so long to write back, you just drop it altogether and hope your friend doesn’t notice.

Yeah. So that’s pretty much what happens to slacker bloggers like me when it comes to blog posts.

I can’t believe it’s been a FULL YEAR since the last time I posted something. And, let me tell you, it has been an action-packed year. Here’s what happened in 2011:

1) I got engaged on December 31, 2010.

2) My fiance Dr. J got a job in the DC area.

3) I became a U.S. citizen. America, f**k yeah!

4) I got a job in the DC area as a full-time reporter. Sadly, that means no more fashion shoots 😦

5) We moved from the Boston area to the DC area (natch) into a cute, two-story Colonial.

6) We got married! Yay!

I guess if I could offer up a lame excuse as to why I’ve been noticeably absent from the blogosphere, it’s because I was up to my eyeballs in wedding planning, which, as any woman who’s planned a wedding will tell you, can be a major time suck.

What they don’t tell you, however, is that after a wedding, some women fall into a sort of post-planning depression. This particular affliction affects women who take a rather heavy DIY hand in their weddings, such as myself. (Example: I made all our save-the-dates, invitations, decorations, escort cards and place cards.)

Once I settled into married life in the DC area, I dove head-first into a bunch of DIY projects, and Martha Stewart became my new best friend. I picked up cross-stitching again; created a Björk swan dress costume using a glue gun; carved a pumpkin version of Edvard Munch’s screamer in The Scream; made paper Christmas decorations for my new cubicle; started composting; dabbled in whoopie pie and ice cream making; and embarked on a Parisian macaron-baking adventure. And in a few days, I will be experimenting with mushroom growing. As you can see, I’ve been keeping myself busy. And hopefully, all this will be fodder for future blog posts.

So there you have it. My long, thoughtful–and overdue–blog post for my readers, with my sincere apologies for my prolonged absence. I’m back, and I hope we can get reacquainted.

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