Just a note

Apples, before they become apples.

Just a note: I haven't been able to come around and comment on all of your blogs as much as I would like to, so I just wanted you to know that I haven't gone missing and I am still peeking in whenever I have a few moments of time, but things are just really busy right now. I have my committee meeting on Monday - where I'll be getting down on my knees and begging the panel of professors who gets to decide if and when I can graduate (well, close enough of a description, anyway), so hopefully I'll be back to check up on all of you as soon as that's over and I have a little extra time to do the other things I enjoy. Until then, happy cooking! I can't wait to see what wonderful things have been coming out of your kitchens!

Best, Michelle

11 comments from you:

Nerissa said...

Been missing you but I think we all know that real life gets in the way sometimes. Take your time and do what needs to be done. We'll be here when you're back. Lots of hugs!!

vlb5757 said...

Michelle, do I need to come over there and shake some sense into these stuffed shirts? They should know that you are a good researcher and you can COOK. Bring them a buffet and you will get them! Food does wonders for people's attitudes every time.

Again, thanks so very much for my box. I get a zing from that tea every time I drink it! Powerful stuff!

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Hola Michelle---I hope you do really well on your presentation. I know you will :)

About not being able to comment sometimes, I guess we all have been there. But sooner or later we are back, right?


cookiecrumb said...

Oh, come on! This is just your way of seeing whether WE come to visit YOU!!
(And we do.) ;)
I hope it goes great. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. (As the saying went, around the time I decided to blow off my orals... Ew, that sounds porny. I meant "decided to forgo the PhD.")

Paz said...

Good luck Michelle with all you do! You'll be very successful!

Beautiful photos!


Kitchen Queen said...

Is tomorrow's meeting your dissertation defense, then? Whatever it is, I'll be thinking of you!

Clare Eats said...

Hope all is well....
we miss u!

Nerissa said...

Thinking of you... I echo clare's sentiment. We miss you!

Kitchen Queen said...

Aaaaaaah! The suspense is killing me!

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Michelle!!! how are you doing? we are missing your posts and great cooking reports :)

michelle said...

Thanks again, everyone, for your support and comments - I've missed you and I'm sorry I just disappeared!

KQ: committee meetings are not yet your dissertation defense, but your committee is the ones you have to defend it to when the time comes. They're there to check your progress every year to ensure that you're doing what you're supposed to.

Cookiecrumb: Yeah, that does sound pretty porny! I would expect nothing less from you! :) I love dazzling my committee with bullshit every chance I get!