Monday, August 1, 2011

Thank You! Plus, Big News! Plus, I haven't abandoned you!

So, first of all, I want to thank all of you for helping out the Geese by signing the virtual petition! That petition, along with local media coverage, protests, and letters written to editors and the humane society helped to save the geese! At least for now. The homeowners withdrew their request to have the geese murdered and are looking at other options to control them. Though their future is uncertain (this will be a big problem again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that) the geese can at least for now, relax. So, thank you again. I knew I could count on you! Here is a picture of the protestors via the local news channel.

I also have some very exciting personal news. If you follow me on facebook you may know this already, but... I am engaged! My boyfriend, err, Fiance, proposed to me a little over a week ago. I am very excited about it. No wedding plans have been made as of yet, except I know that I want to have an outdoor wedding. The when is the big question. On a sad note, he will be out of town--and out of state-- for the next two months. He is en route to Wisconsin as we speak because of his job. This also happened last year. I was worried then that I wouldn't be able to properly feed myself and care for myself in his absence, but I did, proving to myself that I can take care of me. I won't lie, it's not easy. I have a hard time cooking a meal for just myself, but I do it anyway. I'm already thinking about what I'll make for dinner tonight. In my refrigerator I have zucchini, fresh corn on the cob, cabbage, leftover quinoa, green peppers, and a bunch of herbs. I'm sure I can whip something up out of those goodies. Speaking of cooking, my boyfriend... err.. Fiance and I have been thinking about starting a video blog featuring various cooking tutorials. He is a classically trained chef and I, well, am not. I doubt that we would actually go through with it, but, if we did, would anyone want to watch? I guess that's the question.

Finally, I want to apologize for my absence over the last several months. I feel like I have let some of you down. Maybe it's myself I'm letting down. I used to blog daily, then weekly, then, well, randomly. I want to recommit myself to blogging more often. The truth is, for now at least, it seems my eating disorder is pretty well controlled. I still have issues but they're not as common as they used to be. I've considered allowing my blog to drift slightly into the "healthy living" realm posting about my ed when it's particularly relevant, and posting about other things when eating isn't a real issue. But, I'm not sure if that is something you ladies and gentlemen would be interested in reading about? So, there are a few things I need to work out, but I will be blogging more often.

As always, I hope you all are well and wonderful. I hope you're being kind and gentle to yourselves, taking care of yourselves, and wearing sunscreen. Seriously. It's hot outside. At least it's hot here. And humid.

Take care!

- Jess


  1. Welcome back, and congratulations!!!! That is such exciting news!!

    I'm glad you're doing well - hope to keep hearing more from you :)

  2. Congrats, Jess!!!! Being engaged is is so worth getting married in the end.

    I am absolutely RELIEVED to hear about the geese. I have been actually thinking of this issue the other day and wondering how everything turned out. Do keep us posted about them, though. No animal should suffer just because of us humans, you know?

    And NO, don't feel guilty for not writing frequently. You were going through a lot. So I absolutely understand. Hugs.

  3. Congratulations!!!

    And you don't need to apologize for not blogging as often. You have a lot going on, and besides it's summertime! Things slow down during this time of the year. :)

  4. First of all…CONGRATS! That is such exciting news! You will be such a lovely bride.

    Secondly, I would tune in to watch cooking recipes from you and your fiancé. My husband worked as a cook in college and we enjoy cooking together so it would be fun to see another couple doing it and offering tips.

    Last of all, I will follow your blog no matter what you write but I still enjoy reading your writings on ED’s. Why? Because it seems as though finding a blog where the writer is recovered or well on her way to recovery is rare. I enjoy your insight on this subject and hope you never totally give up speaking out about an issue that is so easily brushed under the rug.

  5. Congratulaions! That is very exciting news.