Hello! My name is Chris. Welcome to Simple Pleasures in our Lives! It has been almost a year since I wrote my last post…where did the time go?
I’m still married to Keith (going on 17 years) and a mom to a 14 year old, yikes! We used to have three dogs and I have to say that the hardest part of having dogs as part of our family is to watch them grow old…and the pain of losing them is just beyond words. However, even knowing that, I wouldn’t trade my time with them for anything. Our son, Alex is on the Autism spectrum and is extremely sensory sensitive. He had a severe speech delay and is currently still playing catch-up in this area. We homeschooled Alex since kindergarten until three years ago when we finally enrolled him in a private school. Alex has come a long way in his journey to become independent and self-sufficient, and we are forever thankful and grateful to the many people who helped in getting him to this point.
Since 2012, I started working again, part-time at my local library. My co-workers are just amazing and super-fun to work with and you can’t imagine the number of cookbooks that come to my attention at work…heaven! In case you haven’t guessed it, I am addicted to cookbooks! :) I originally started blogging out of my love for food. I wanted to chronicle my cooking experiences, as well as compiling and sharing recipes. In addition, I thought blogging is a great way to keep our family and friends somewhat in the loop with what’s going on in our lives (not that we do much anyway – we lead a fairly boring life). Another added bonus is that blogging presents a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends, don’t you agree?
In case you are wondering about the extended time I take off now and then, it is simply because I have too many things going on. I’ll try my best to post whenever I can but life happens, and I get so exhausted sometimes. On top of everything, I was momentarily insane at the end of 2015 and decided to go back to…graduate school! Consequently, all my time has been consumed by readings, readings, and more readings as well as research and writing. What was I thinking??? Why didn’t anyone stop me? :)
As much as I’ve missed blogging, it’ll have to take the back burner for another two or more years until I finish school. I do love blogging though, so you’ll continue to see me around! :)
Thank you so much for visiting!
Till next time,