I hope all is well with you, your loved ones, and your neck of the woods.
Thanks for still being here. This is just a quick update to let you know I’m still alive. I’ve been a little busy, and it’s keeping me away from the keyboard. Here’s a very, very brief overview of where I’ve been. We’ll get into much, much more in January.
In September, the husband and I hooked up with a local foster care agency (for two legged kids this time, not four). Yep, we’re going to try out parenting… and we’re waiting for our first placement to happen any day now. I’ll dedicate an entire post later about how excited I am about this whole process. (!!!) I also went on an amazing weekend trip to Northern California to learn more about our water supply, and how it affects farmers of the greater Sacramento area. I met wonderful people doing great things, and I hope to share more about that soon.
In October, I felt like I needed to do more than just my day job, and planned a giant office bake sale to benefit Share Our Strength and Superstorm Sandy. Many, many friends helped to make this event successful, and I’ll need to thank them all in a separate post. One of these days, I’ll also need to share at least a few of the twelve or so recipes we put together.
In November, I took on a few catering gigs and learned more about myself in the context of running a business. At the moment, I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that what I love doing currently pays $3.76/hour. In the meantime, I’m keeping my day job. I also developed some great relationships with people who work with food… and beverage. More to come.
In December, I met some folks who needed the kind of help I felt I could provide… So I started cooking at the Isaiah House, a local emergency shelter for women. On the first and third Wednesdays, I work with a team of volunteers to cook dinner for approximately 200 people. In the long term, I’m helping the coordinators to develop a program for getting better food on the table. Definitely more on that soon, because I have a lot to share.
In January, change is going to happen. I’m ready.
In the meantime, please connect with me on Instagram. At the moment, it’s the best record of where I’m at. Code name @KimBrunelli.
Thanks again for being here with me this year… I so very much have valued your comments, feedback, and cheerleader encouragement. Y’all are wonderful.
Cheers to a Happy New Year!