What's Going On??

So, I've been kind of MIA lately.
(I guess kind of is an understatement since I haven't posted since October.)

I've received several emails over the last few months,
wondering where I've been.
First of all--thank you for wondering about me--that's truly awesome.  

So, I really didn't want my first post back to be a simple recipe.
I thought that I would start this year off with a little bit about what all has been going on.

November and December of 2013 were probably two of the most wonderful, wildest, craziest, and busiest months of my entire life.

I went for a great visit to North Carolina to visit my sister and was sidelined by bronchitis and
high fever which halted most of our trip plans.

(I had the best of intentions of photographing and sharing this trip, 
but spending most of the vacation on the couch only afforded me photos of my books and several TV shows--so not many pictures. 
This is one of the few.)

I returned from North Carolina and that's when things got kind of crazy... and life altering.

The first week of December,
some of my very best friends and my sister went on a girl's weekend to NOLA (our favorite) for a weekend of behaving badly, eating & drinking too much,  and a Saints game.

Also, it was my sweet friend Lindsay's birthday!!

Brunch at Commander's Palace
Carolyn, me, Lindsay, Charity

Dinner at Pascal's Manale
Carolyn, Katie, Charity, Kelly, Candace, me, Lauren

Pre-game fun 
Charity, Carolyn, Lindsay, me

Our seats were in the nosebleeds!!!

Now for the really big thing...
I decided to change jobs.
(And of course, I did this the week before Christmas!!)

I really haven't shared much about my day job, 
but I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist.

I've been practicing for almost 17 years.
I really love being a SLP, but after almost 7 years with my former company,
I felt like I really needed a change.
I took a job as a home health therapist and I'm absolutely loving it.

This same week, I didn't just host one party... I hosted two.
Call me crazy!!

Kelly, Melissa, Christina, Carla, Heather, Tiffany, Vicki, me, Melanie, Nicole, Donna

Lannie, Katie, Kelly, Jessica, Brittani, me, Christina, Lindsay, Heidi, Carolyn

As you can see,
I also decorated my house for Christmas too!!

I ended the holiday season by hosting our annual Christmas Eve party,
and then I collapsed.

I know that everyone had a super busy holiday season,
but I decided to take a little time off of everything for some much needed R&R.

I am super excited about starting back blogging and am really in a good frame of mind about some of my upcoming post plans.

By the way, I've lost over 30 pounds,
so I'm cooking a little differently these days.


  1. Welcome back Sabrina, and Happy New Year!

    You look fantastic. I am glad that you are developing a healthier way of eating. I would love to know what you are cooking these days.

  2. Wow, what a whirlwind, eh?! I felt the same way about the last couple of months and I never even left town. Ha! I'm just now starting to feel like life is settling down.
    And thirty pounds lost, wow! That's awesome. I think I found seven of them. Ha!
    Looking forward to your recipes!


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