I thought about it, really I did. I thought about shutting down this blog and my other one. After a summer from hell, I had almost no desire to write anymore. I cared little about anything. But slowly things started changing, and getting back to my kind of normal. That means cooking, writing, laughing, and being human again. So I have decided to brush of the desert sand that blows across the Empty Quarter and count my blessings – because as bad as things can get, gradually they tend to get even better with time.