Too long, in fact! I'm still alive. We're busier than ever -- we're packing again! Unfortunately, it's not for another whirlwind backpacking tour of the globe. This time, we're moving with the intention of staying still for a long time, because we recently purchased a house and are getting ready to move in very, very soon. The summer was far too short and far too cold for my liking, and work has been kicking our butts like crazy! So much for our newly-found Zen existences.
I have picked up a new hobby, though -- rock climbing! So far I've only tried indoor climbing, but I am thoroughly addicted to the adrenaline rush and sense of achievement that comes with every climb. I may also be addicted to the herds of fit and shirtless men that swarm the gym every evening I've been there. Yay for trying new things.
In less exciting news, Love and Chopsticks has been bookified -- sort of. I never meant to make a profit from my little online project here -- I only wanted a hard copy to archive for our book shelf. Later, I found that friends and family were interested in purchasing copies for their own collections; I have to admit that I'm flattered and confused! Nevertheless, the link is here if you want to explore it.
I'll try to be more attentive to your needs in the future, friends. I've missed you.