A rather large storm hit New York at just the time we were waiting to get picked-up yesterday to be taken to the airport. The timing was comical, as we got soaking wet loading in our luggage and running out to the waiting car. And then the thunder hit. Sopping wet sitting in our seats, we inched along 7th Avenue for close to an hour, trying to reach the Holland Tunnel. Poor Bailey shook with fear, as thunder is one of the few things that rattle her. What usually takes 45 minutes to get to the airport took close to 2 hours. Which ended up not being a problem in the least, as our flight was delayed by 4 hours. I must say, getting into bed at 2 this morning felt pretty darn good! It is always so good to be home.
I woke up this morning realizing that today marks the second anniversary of the daily blog. Where does the time go? I want to thank each and every one of you who check in to read it. It has become something that fits into my daily routine that I look so forward to writing each morning. Never in a million years would I have guessed that it would have been read by folks in over 40 countries. I still get choked up when someone tells me a story about how they roasted a chicken from my recipe and adored it or bought a bunch of tulips and scattered them individually about their home at my suggestion. It all brings me such joy. That 2 years has passed since that very first entry, is a reminder to me that if you want to do something, do it. Life is about singular moments, and I feel so privileged to be able to share some of mine with you. In doing so, my hope is that it gets all of us slowing down a bit and becoming aware of all the small, glorious details that fill our lives each day.
Sending much love & thanks from Seattle, Ted