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Monday, June 21, 2010

And the Winner Is/My Blog is Dead

The book contest winner, by random selection is DCW_Jess! Congrats Jess, email me your address so I can forward it to the publisher. Jess won a new hardback book by Jane Green-Promises to Keep.

In other-yet related-news this blog is totally dead! This contest only had 2 applicants! TWO! I know I have not been keeping up with it. I am completely brain dead when it comes to new topics. I want to write because this blog has given me so much as far as friends and personal relief- but for the life of me, I just can't come up with new material. And I suppose in a way I should be grateful because my life seems, well, balanced now. I have less of a NEED to write to cure my own insanities. My husband is still working crazy hours, especially now with the opening of a new restaurant in lower Manhattan. He still travels at length, his next trip will be Chicago for 4 weeks in September. Even though my chefwife life is still the same, I'm more content with it. More able to attach the challenges as they come and accept the difficulties that come with the territory. I love my life, like I always have, but now it's more peaceful.

I'm not sure of the future of this blog...we'll see.

Food is Love,


the designer said...

Hi Hillary!
I can't imagine how busy you must lately, or happy you must be but as an avid reader I must say I would hate to see this end. You have been a strong force within the chef wife community. With that said, I don't think the burden should be all of yours to carry.
You attempted something a while back which I thought was a fantastic idea - a community blog; combination of thoughts and opinions from a variety people. As things change, especially within the blog world, it helps to have others sharing. I would love to help. If you're interested in continuing - let me know. If not, let us all know ;)
Feel free to let me know if I should send you my email.
Thanks again for all you've done!

Hilary Battes said...

Yes, please send me your email so we can chat more. I really would hate to see this blog go.

Unknown said...

I would like to participate in a forum, too. I love this blog!

DCW Jes said...

I love this blog!! (I also emailed you) but, my chef-fiance was the one that introduced me to it! Which is kinda funny! BUT it has kept me sane during the long nights and weeks that he works nonstop. I seriously would hate to see it go!

Anonymous said...

I love this blog too! I have been reluctant to talk about some of the things happening in my life, because god knows I could probably light up this blog with lots and lots of gossipy stuff about some of these NYC chefs--I just dislike that kind of thing. But I do check in to see what's going on, and it has been comforting to know that there is a source of support to be found here. I am glad to hear that you are more content now, and I hope all is well with you and your family. If anything, post some pictures! It's still YOUR blog. :)