Wow, I can’t believe that it has been over seven months since my last post… yikes! I really didn’t intend to take such a long hiatus from writing, but somehow, time has just flown by. So what happened? Lots, actually. The biggest factor was that I got pregnant, which pretty much turned my eating habits upside down. For the first time in years, I didn’t have an appetite, and eating no longer excited me. But more on that in a bit.
The second factor was that Josh and I moved from NYC to northern NJ. It was a huge change for us, and still is. While we both love our new house and enjoy having so much more space than the 650 square foot apartment we previously occupied, we miss the conveniences and food variety of the city. Instead of passing by three supermarkets and dozens of restaurants on my 20 minute walk home from work, I now sit on a bus for over an hour and am pretty much exhausted from the 1.5-2 hour daily commute, EACH way.
It’s a lot of lost time, and when we get home, we feel too lazy to cook a proper meal. Ironic, considering we finally have a full sized kitchen that fits two of us comfortably. We also don’t have the plethora of takeout/delivery options that we used to. I can no longer log onto seamlessweb and have whatever food I’m craving delivered to my door in less than 45 minutes. Not many places deliver where we live, and finding accurate delivery menus is a tough task, even with the internet.
So what does all of this mean for the future of Two Fat Bellies? I honestly have no idea. But this definitely is not the end of our blog!
I miss writing and blogging, and I still take pictures of many of our meals. But in all honesty, I don’t know how much time I can dedicate to TFB anymore, given my new commuting schedule, and not to mention the impending birth of our baby. I guess as we grow into our new suburban lifestyle and parenthood, the blog will change and grow with us. I’m anticipating vastly fewer NYC restaurant reviews, and more northern NJ ones instead. And possibly more recipes/cooking adventures as we finally start to take advantage of our new kitchen. We also hope to still travel with a baby, but instead of exotic adventures like Egypt or Peru, we’ll probably be taking more road trips, which opens us up to exploring the different regional cuisines in the U.S.
Thank you in advance for your patience, and we hope that you’ll continue to follow us as we (and TFB) endure all these new growing pains.