Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm back. Thanks, everyone, for your kind notes, comments, and emails.

The past week has been surreal, but we're doing our best to keep things normal for our kids, and to settle back into a routine. Still, there are moments when I catch myself enjoying a giggle with the boys or exchanging jibes with M, and it suddenly hits me that my cousin isn't able to enjoy these simple pleasures anymore. I'm now keenly aware of how lucky I am to be able to hug my kids, and how I've taken it for granted that I'll always be able to do so.

Naturally, I've been reassessing my priorities. Don't worry -- I'll continue to obsessively blog bore you to death about health, fitness and nutrition. But I also recognize that there are more important things in this life. Hopefully, you do, too, and will forgive me for spending a little less time blogging and a little more time on other pursuits.

Anyway, I know you didn't visit this site for a dose of pathos. It'll take time for our family to grieve and find closure, but that'll happen behind the scenes. Going forward, I'll do my best to keep future posts focused on happier business. Stay tuned!