For those of you who haven’t been following my Twitter posts, it may come as a surprise to you that I’ve been away on vacation for the last 8 days. Since I write this blog under my real name and location, I’m uncomfortable announcing when I’m going to be away from home, so I deviously contrived to send that Turkish Pilaf recipe while I was vacationing in Arizona. Sorry for the subterfuge!
Anyway, I hope to have a whole big “Traveling Vegan in Arizona” type of post for you in a few days and a few more travel photos posted to my Flickr account, but for now I have a huge number of jobs to get done around the house, the first of which is getting some food into it. We sent all our fruits and vegetables over to our neighbor before we left town, so last night I made do with pasta and frozen vegetables. It may take half the day to get our fridge and pantry up to their standard overloaded conditions, and I’ll get right on that as soon as E wakes up. Yes, it’s 10:55 and she’s still sleeping–that’s how exhausting this vacation was for all of us. We were in a different town almost every night, and when we weren’t driving, we were hiking. Home never looked so good!
While I’ve got you here, I want to let you know about something very important that’s going on. Several thoughtful bloggers have gotten together to organize a fund raiser for Briana Brownlow, who is battling Stage IV cancer and would like to explore alternative treatment options, not just the ones her insurance will cover. If you would like to help, please visit Jugalbandi, scroll down and read the full story, check out the wonderful raffle prizes being offered, and make a contribution. On that page you can also find out how to enter a photo into the monthly Click photo contest for a chance to win two prizes. Please help if you can!