I know it's been a while. And I had such plans too. But life can be unpredictable and this past month has been exactly that. Suffice it to say that there was a family emergency that launched me and the Yarn Widower into crisis mode and seriously it's taken us this long to recover. The family member in question is doing very well, thank you for inquiring.
However, I'm now in California. How long I'll be here remains to be seen. It's nice enough out here although I have to admit that I much prefer coastal towns to the more inland desert. Guess where I'm located right now. 108 degrees in the shade. And yes, it is a dry heat but there's little difference between baking and braising; the end result is still the same.