State of the Uterus — June 2013

I thought I should explain my several-month absence…

State of the Uterus Address — June 2013

There have been some new developments. It has come to our attention that there is a foreign inhabitant occupying our homeland. While we had hoped their presence would have minimal effect on daily life, there has unfortunately been a significant impact in the form of relentless days of nausea and exhaustion while we have worked hard to forge a peace agreement as their one-person army continues to grow and strengthen. It has been a VERY challenging 3 months, to say the least.

While it is unfortunate to report any amount of damage has taken place, we are also supremely grateful that the situation hasn’t been worse. There are no signs of a Third World War and it appears the conflict is beginning to ease, though we have also noticed some very rapid expansion from this inhabitant that is likely to cause additional discomfort in the coming months.

A peace treaty has been made by both parties agreeing to a continued, peaceful occupation for the next six months. However, if a withdrawal has not been made by December 15th,  we’re going to need to take some more drastic measures.

Note: This photo was taken nearly two weeks ago and changes seem to be happening rather quickly now.

13 weeks

SOOOOOO… as you can see, I’ve just not been myself lately and spending any amount of time in the kitchen has been pure torture as the smell of  cooking makes me want to vomit. Also, my lack of energy and motivation has left me glued to the couch one too many evenings and the mere thought of writing leaves me feeling exhausted. However, I think things are FINALLY on the upswing so I hope to be back with some new posts soon 🙂

Exposing Myself to Inevitable Failure

Ever since I loaded some of my 2011 holiday baked goodies and candies to Flickr, I have been overwhelmed with emails asking for recipes. And considering I have been toying with the idea of creating a general blog (aside from my travel blog: Shanghaied Away) that includes food creations, crafty things, Bay Area adventures, random (but hopefully somewhat interesting) musings, and any other arbitrary life happenings – for some time. So thank you to everyone who expressed so much interest in my goodies as your emails have been my catalyst to finally take the plunge into sharing my life with the world.

Back in the day when I worked at, I wrote several blog posts a week and I honestly miss doing that. It forced me to put my thoughts into words, massaging my brain cells into crafting thoughtful life musings. However, after years of not writing, those decrepit brain cells need some serious massaging – like a deep-tissue-feel-like-my-body-has-been-battered-and-bruised massage.

Actually, I think my fear of whether I can even craft a blog post has stopped me from doing this sooner. In the age of Twitter and Facebook I’m not sure I even remember how to write fully formed thoughts that are more than 250 characters long. My mind used to ruminate on all sorts of fascinating things about the world – but I feel like I’ve lost that. Actually, I’m not sure much activity is happening upstairs at all anymore. So sad. Really. My own brain cells are actually starting to bore me and I’d really appreciate if they’d start to stir some activity up there. So needless to say, this blog will be a huge challenge and it might be a total failure. But I guess that shouldn’t stop me from trying, right? Also, I doubt that I’d regret the posts that do make it on this blog so even if the entirety of it ends up in some blog abyss with all of the other unupdated blogs out there, at least I have some posts that I can reflect on in the future. So here she goes – my little fruits of adventure.