It’s been a completely insane summer. First of all, summers are typically crazy around here. Winnipeggers get a whole three months in which to get outside, enjoy nature and not get frostbite. (Ok, ok… four months. But one of those months is all rain or mosquitoes.) My husband and I try to take full advantage of the sunny, hot weather while we can. He claims he can save up heat and use it during the winter, but he hasn’t shown me how to do that yet.
Anyway, this summer was crazier than most. First, we bought a new car, and then went on a long road trip out to British Columbia to visit family. I’ve also quit my job (eek! scary!) and gone back to school (really scary!) to study technical communication. On top of everything else, we unfortunately had a death in the family as well.
So, I apologize for pulling the vanishing act. It’s probably not a problem for anyone who uses an RSS reader to get their blogs (something which I highly recommend doing, by the way; Google Reader is free and fantastic), but if you were coming here regularly looking for updates I am really sorry. Hopefully things are under control now (although I’m making no promises for December, when a lot of projects are going to be due.)
Anyway, this summer:
- I had a photo in Slashfood’s Feast Your Eyes feature. Basically, you just submit photos to their Flickr pool, and if they catch the editor’s eye you’re in. :)
- Maple Leaf Foods had a massive recall of foods from one plant due to a listeria outbreak. I will probably noodle on about this later, since I have some strong feelings on this subject.
- Also in recall news, White Rabbits have been recalled. Noooooooooo! I love those candies. Hopefully they can get this sorted out soon.
- Still speaking of recalls, it turns out that problems in Canada’s food safety network were identified in 2005, but the report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was never followed up on. Nice. I’m disturbed by this, but happy that it’s becoming an election issue.
Anyway, that’s how my summer went. How was yours?