I'm double minded… being a Gemini that's second nature to me. But today, I'm double minded about a whole lot of things. I'm thinking whether I should write this post now or later, I'm thinking what I should write here or there… this or that and the list goes on…
I know… I disappeared just like that. That wasn't my plan… but as they say, you can't plan life.
Before going into the details, tell me, what's happening at your end? Hope you had a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year with your loved ones. Did you get a chance to try anything from here? Do post your comments on the site…
Ok, I'm not here this time with a new recipe (don't worry, there's a list of some of the most read recipes below) but just to say that I'll be missing in action for a few more days. But this time, I'll at least try to reply to your comments/emails on time. During Christmas and New Year, we had a technical glitch due to heavy website traffic, so please do comment again, if you didn't hear from me – sorry if it caused any inconvenience.
Now if you're wondering where was I all this time… I was expecting… unfortunately, I also had a miscarriage. To be honest, it was a roller coaster ride, filled with happiness, uncertainty, tension and sadness one after the other. It certainly isn't easy. But we need to see the positive things in life and move on. Although this is a private matter, I think its important to share with you the personal side of being a blogger. And I hope you'll keep me in your prayers so I can quickly recover…
I never thought this little space called ‘MariasMenu' would play so much in my life. As a result of what happened, I had to undergo a minor procedure under general anesthesia. This was the first time in my life I was admitted to a hospital and I was a bit worried about the whole thing. When I was taken to the operation theater, I was searching for a nice picture of Jose and myself which I could hold dearly in my mind till I lose consciousness. While I was searching my mind for a picture, my anesthetist, Dr. Mary came and told me that they were about to give me sedation. I had half-a-mind to tell her to wait since I hadn't yet selected the “perfect” picture!
While she was giving me the injection she asked me what I do. I told her I'm a food blogger. She continued asking me about food and blogging (probably to distract me :). We discussed about ginger bread men and chocolate chip cookies etc; Just before placing the mask over my face she asked me the blog name and I remember saying MariasMenu. Suddenly, I had the perfect picture in my mind… the picture of the Christmas cake baked by me on the background of this beautiful site Jose designed for me, there wasn't a more perfect picture. Then I dozed off… and the next thing I know… I'm in the post operative room, I see Dr. Mary standing beside me, smiling and asking my site's name again and I blurted out “MariasMenu” :)
I have to take rest for some more time, so there will be some delay in posting. In the meanwhile, please check out the most read recipes of 2010.
- Kerala Style Vegetable Stew
- Kerala Style Nadan Egg Roast
- Kerala Style Beef Fry
- North Indian Style Malai Kofta
- Kerala Style Fish Fry
- Kerala Style Chicken Fry
- Kerala Style Fish Curry
- Chili Gobi (Cauliflower)
- Christmas Cake (with rum/brandy)
- Kerala Style Chicken Curry
Anyways, I know its late, but as I always say, it's better late than never. We wish you a Very Happy & Blessed year ahead! May the Almighty shower His blessings abundantly on you & your loved ones!
Love & Prayers
Maria & Jose