They say everybody needs a little time away. In my case, I needed about six weeks away. As it turns out, blogging had become somewhat of a chore for me — something I felt I had to do, and not something I wanted to do — and we all know what that means. What does it mean? It means that I don’t like to feel forced into things and, when I am, I turn into Miss Uncharming Grumpypants — someone none of you deserves to meet.
I didn’t just sit around fretting about my lack of blogging, though — I was super busy during those six weeks! I traveled to both New York City and Houston, was nominated to serve as the Communications Chair on the board of directors of the Junior League of Toronto, had my first Canadian hospital experience when my blood pressure skyrocketed over 200 and I nearly had a stroke (thank you, extreme work stress), ate rabbit and Ethiopian food for the first time, joined a foodie book club, bought some new URLs for some super secret exciting projects on which I’m working, wondered when the snowpocalypse was coming (FYI: to date, it still hasn’t), and saw Rent at the Mirvish. Busy indeed! There’s just no such thing as rest for the wicked, my friends.
I realized this weekend that I’d blogged every month in 2009 and just could not bring myself to break that streak in 2010. I’m happy to say that I’ve been storing up a motherlode of adventures to share with you during my time away and am back with a vengeance…and, of course, bringing sexy back with me. Fire up your laptops, everyone — you now have my permission to officially take your laptops off simmer!