I saw something recently about a blog version of National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is something I've always wanted to do, although you wouldn't know it based on my few feeble, short-lived attempts. I forget what the blog version is called (yes, I should google NaBloPoMo or something like that) but it's basically writing a blog post every day for a month, and I think I'm going to try it. It's December 1, 2010, so today is a good day to start, right? And there is always something to talk/write about during the holidays. I mean, if push comes to shove, I am absolutely capable of writing about cooking, baking, food or wine (/beer/scotch/gin) every single day, especially during the month of December when nothing is more satisfying than spending an entire day making challah and drinking hot chocolate (with cayenne pepper, whipped cream and sea salt, please), or making ten different types of Christmas cookies, or testing a new rub for the Christmas Day prime rib, or perfecting my Yorkshire pudding in anticipation of the annual "Yorkshire-Pudding-Off" during which my dad and I compete to make the most delicious, obscenely puffy Yorkshire pudding possible. (For the record, I've won for at least the past two years. He may have spent the first 30 years of his life in England, but I'm the current Yorkshire pudding CHAMPION, thankyouverymuch.)
So, there it is. Hello, December, and hello Hilary committing to writing a blog every single day for the next 31 days. Maybe it will end up being therapeutic and fun, although I have to admit that I'm still kind of unsure what I want to share with anyone who happens upon my online presence and what I do not. There are a million and one things going on in my head every day that I could easily babble on about - but many of those things are just too personal for my comfort. I suppose writing a blog post every day will help me figure that line out, though. Maybe it will also force me to figure out how to use images from flickr like my super-cool friend Nina does on HER blog. Yeah. This will be a good thing.
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Oh, and if you've seen the cover of Bon Appetit this month, get excited - I've decided to attempt that over the top chocolate cake with white and dark chocolate ribbons for the holidays. I'm sure that will be at least two blog posts, because those ribbons are going to be a feat. You use a pasta machine to roll out the chocolate!! Whoa!!
ps - I'd be remiss to not mention, after my last blog post, that I'm feeling a bit better than I was the last time I wrote. It's been a really, really, REALLY rough week, to say the least. I'd never even been pulled over, more or less been in such a scary accident. Realizing that you take your life for granted is just not fun, and realizing that you need to cherish every moment can feel really overwhelming. But it's getting easier as time goes by. Time heals all, I'm told. Time will not, however, heal my poor Honda. I still haven't gotten word from my insurance company about what my total loss settlement will be, but I'm not holding my breath for much. 1999 Honda Civics don't have a particularly high blue book value, although the emotional worth of that car should put me in a new Mercedes. =) Oh, life.