You know what? Last month marked the 4-year anniversary of this blog and it totally passed by without me realizing! I guess things have been busy and ‘celebrate blog anniversary‘ didn’t get put on the to-do list, so nothing was said or done to commemorate the occasion. I can’t believe this blog has been going for 4 years. That’s as long as college (apparently this is how I measure time now).
Sadly, you won’t be able to find my very earliest blog posts because the first month or so of this blog somehow got deleted or just disappeared and I haven’t been able to get it back. A real bummer since it included my ‘vegan testimony’ post and I don’t have a backup of it anywhere. It’s always nice to be able to see where you started and how far you’ve come along as a blogger. Well, I guess I’ll have to just cherish those early posts in my memory and move on.
Oh, and you know what else? This past April 1st was me and Bunny’s 6 year anniversary of being together. And that totally slipped my mind too! She’s definitely middle-aged now, in Bunny years… although she still looks like a fuzzy baby to me.
Aside from messing around with the Bunz, I’ve been religiously playing ‘Candy Crush’ on my phone (Level 147, you are the bane of my existence), reading ‘Ender’s Game,’ baking hard, searching for a new studio space, writing recipes for the monthly Bakery magazine, and trying to enjoy the warmer weather as much as possible. I haven’t been able to run much lately because I got shin splints and they cause sharp pain whenever I start out on a run. After a while the pain lessens, but I think it’s best I go easier on the running for a few weeks. It’s a bummer, but I’m getting to do some other cross-training that keeps me on my toes.
I know some people who volunteer at an orphanage every month and they were looking for cupcakes for a joint kids’ birthday party, so I made a bunch of rainbow cupcakes with buttercream frosting, sprinkles, and chocolate flower cookies on top for them. I wish I were selfless and dedicated enough to volunteer at an orphanage, but that’s the kind of thing you really need to be committed to… also, I wish I were good with kids. haha.
A while ago, I did a vegan snack exchange with a reader in the US.We settled on a budget of around $20. She sent me a box of these goodies: acai mango tea, Endangered Species dark chocolate, 3 larabars (I ate one before I took the photo), indian chickpea curry, edamame snacks, freeze-dried mangoes, and a packet of Justin’s almond butter. Everything was awesome, especially the curry and edamame beans.
And here’s the loot I sent her. A bunch of vegan ramen, seasoned sea weed sprinkles, veggie crackers, pumpkin monaca snacks, dried kabocha powder, toasted bean star rice snacks, a pair of socks, and some jujube tea. I think I went over the $20 budget, but I couldn’t help myself…. there were so many other things I wanted to send!
Remember my soy candle-making friend, Mellowsong? She gifted me with one of her gorgeous owl candles!!! It’s sooo beautiful, I don’t think I will ever light it. Her candles are works of art. She also made the bear candle you see in the background. It used to have etchings for the fur, but it’s been touched and rubbed by so many people that it’s become smooth. LOL. I find it amazing that she makes all the molds herself so they are all her original designs.
Don’t freak out! They’re not mine~ A friend of a friend has been feeding a random street cat that lurks around his building, and then about two weeks ago he found the cat had popped out some kittens! So he’s taken them all in to give them shelter.
Well, I guess I’ll end on that adorable note. Tomorrow is Monday…. a brand new week, a fresh start, and another opportunity for us to be awesome. Bring it. I’m ready.
Thanks for reading~