Ok. In case you didn’t notice, I sort of fell off the grid at the end of 2012. Things got busy and I fell behind. It turned out to be a blessing.
Mama needed a break!
And I didn’t exactly sit on my tush and twiddle my thumbs. I did some home improvement, sharpened my cooking skills, did some knitting, read some books and took up chess.
Ok…I’m trying to take up chess.
I got this book from the library. The authors are a chess master and a chess journalist who, together, wrote this encyclopedic anthology about mastering chess and the book is a supposed to be a consolidated version of that. According to them, I should be able to play a match after one lesson.
Who are they kidding?
I decided I wasn’t going to let that thwart me and I bought a travel chess set. It’s magnetic and has numbers and letters on the corresponding files and ranks; perfect for a beginner like me. It arrived this week. I was so excited! And then I looked at the box and found the following phrase:
I checked the box. It’s made in Poland. Hm…makes me wonder why they have to make that sort of distinction. Anyway, it’s not the nicest set and the magnetic part isn’t terribly strong. I’m going to have to check my receipt and remind myself how much I paid for it. It may be going back.
Maybe they should have employed children after all. JUST kidding.
SIDEBAR: I’ve decided to reduce my writing commitment to once per week minimum. I’ve wanted to start a food blog for quite some time now and, in case you’re keeping score, I did do that last year!
As it turned out, I couldn’t keep up with the demands of a full-time, daily blog and a part-time weekly blog. I also became a vegan so that forced me to rethink my focus, which was never really clear in the first place. Therefore, with a renewed sense of tabula rasa, I’m starting over from scratch.
I love doing things from scratch. Stay tuned.
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