You must be thinking that I'm a callous and unsympathetic wife. Perhaps you are right, but let me tell you why I would say such a thing....If the hubs wasn't sick that day, I would probably not be blogging.
You see, when I returned from the gym that day in 2005, I came home to find the hubby sick in bed. We were scheduled to attend a winery tour and tasting at a vineyard nearby. When I realized that he wasn't well, I exclaimed, "Oh you POOR, POOR SWEET BABY!! I'm SOOOooooo sorry that you are feeling so awful!! Oops, look at the time! I'm off to a wine-tasting...BYE!"
Guess you were right about me being callous and unsympathetic- see how well you know me?
It was a tour/nibble/taste/mingle affair and I was a tad nervous going by myself (serves me right, of course) but I ended up standing next to a girl I will call Jill (actually, that is her name...that's why I will call her Jill). We began chatting and she introduced me to her friends. Long story short, we've all been friends ever since.
Every so often, Jill would forward me an e-newsletter if she thinks it would interest me. One day she passed along a Vital Juice Daily or a Daily Candy or one of those "Daily" newsletters. Anyway, something interesting caught my eye: there was a blurb about a girl who (get this!) photographed EVERY MORSEL OF FOOD SHE ATE EVERY DAY and then she (wait, wait! it gets better!) POSTED IT ONTO A WEBSITE FOR THE WHOLE UNIVERSE TO SEE!!
What?!! This doesn't shock you? I bet if you think back to when you first started reading food blogs, you'll realize that even just for a moment you thought this a bit odd.
I found myself glued to KathEatsRealFood for the better part of the afternoon. 'Wow, do you see all the things she does with OATMEAL!?!'... 'How cool, she leaves the peanut butter ON THE SPOON as she eats her oatmeal, thus rendering EVERY bite full of peanutbutterliciousness!'
OK, this was cool- I could get into this!
'Hmm what's a "Blog Roll"? Click, click click. Oh my word, there are more of these sites... and more still!! Well, one of those clicks lead me to Heather Eats Almond Butter where I lurked. After a few months, I found myself exchanging emails with Heather on a regular basis. As some of you know, she encouraged me and supported me (still does!) to blog- for which I remain very grateful. I never would have even known what a food blog was until recently when I saw Julie and Julia. You can look back to see the post I wrote about my take on movie and how it handled the topic of food blogging.
So there you have it: why I'm happy that hubby fell ill on April 29, 2005.
The cool thing about this little story is that we all have one- hundreds of them actually: think about it...how you met your partner, how you chose your career, where you live. Do you ever think about how one little thing can have a huge effect on the way life turns out? If your mom didn't wear that mini-skirt with the go-go boots that day, your Dad might not have asked her out (her kindness and wit not withstanding). Then you might not even be....YOU! You'd be someone else, or perhaps you wouldn't even exist (rendering it impossible to read this post).
On that note, I need to go make the hubs his dinner. He wants a quesadilla and there's some very old cheese in the fridge that needs using up.
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