Stars can’t Shine Without a little Darkness
So, as many of you all know, and to those who do not, this weekend was one of the worst I’ve had. For one, we were moving, which sucks anyway. But two? As we were moving into our new apartment, it caught on fire. Like ON FIRE. En fuego. With 80% of our things inside. We don’t have an exact cause of fire, all we know is it started in the kitchen and was luckily contained there.
Luckily, we saw the smoke and Elliot ran into the apartment to save our dogs. And he was okay. And as you can tell, my computer was saved from any damage, as well as my camera, wallet, passport…things that are harder to replace. Our couch? F’ed. Bed? Ruined. And there are so many things that are just lost. Thankfully the only things lost were just things. Easily replaced, easily bought. But even though I know that, it sucks. It sucks HARD. Going through everything you love, from wedding gifts, to family heirloom plates to that note your friend who passed away in high school wrote you a few days before he died and throwing it all away because it’s broken, burnt to a crisp or water and smoke damaged. That sucks.
But I know my life could be worse. My husband and I have never been stronger. And coming from a few months where things were really rocky for us, I’m so blessed to have our relationship rock solid again. My dogs are okay, most of my clothes are salvaged. It’s just the pots, pans, knives, plates that we lost. Which is a bit of a cruel joke since I’m a food writer who needs those? But it’s neither here nor there. I wanted to just say THANK YOU to everyone who has emailed, facebooked, tweeted me giving me their condolences and good thoughts. They mean more to me than I could ever express. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing group of friends and followers out there. Your support has gotten me through the dark times and allowed me to see the light, even if it’s still a bit hazy.
Despite the lack of wifi, I’m going to start cooking again today so I can restore just a little bit of normalcy to my life. So here’s hoping a new post will be gracing your inboxes this week 🙂 Oh and if anyone has an extra time machine, Tardis or DeLorean that works, if you could just send it to me, that would be GREAT.