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And so I’m back, from outer space….

2012 January 16
by Gayle

… you just walked in to find me here, with that sad look upon my face…

Well, hopefully it’s more of a look of contrition than sadness, since I’m actually very happy to be back and with lots of brand-spankin-new-2012 plans for the much neglected corner of the Internet.

I don’t really have that much to say for myself, nothing that probably hasn’t been said by a million bloggers with varying degrees of truthiness. I am sad to say I got carried away in by the various other aspects of life and The Kitchenette fell by the wayside. It’s not that I wasn’t thinking of it. Of course I was! Every time I cooked something new in that teeny kitchen I was thinking about how I really should blog about this, or how awesome it would be to talk about some space-saving gadget on the blog. But the more time passed the more embarrassed I thought I would be to fire up WordPress and try to explain myself. Here goes anyway:

After the basement full of water (and the insufferable landlord’s reaction to it), there was a new job. And then another new job. And then a new job for Future Mr. Kitchenette. And then a ton of travel for My New Job #2 (and I do mean a Metric Ton). And then the wedding planning went from Moderately Crazy to Truly Insane to Actually Getting Married. And then, of course, there was The Honeymoon. And two days after returning from that I was back on a plane for the continuation of the Metric Ton of Work Travel. From there, work travel (and work in general) caused a lot of consternation before it really drove me to the breaking point. And not long after recovering from that, there was a move.

And now here we are.

Future Mr. Kitchenette is now just Mr. Kitchenette. The Kitchenette itself is no more… we left it behind in NoVa and moved into a house in the District that, while smaller overall, has a much larger kitchen — though it is not without its challenges [cough, 30yearoldelectricstove, cough]. While there are space-saving concerns for any kitchen, they are not as grave for me anymore and so I’m leaving that aspect of the blog behind for now. I’m still cooking for two and still struggling to limit the amount of leftovers languishing in our ‘fridge, so The Kitchenette 2.0 will focus more on that. Plus, I’ve got a little “cooking through a cookbook” project I’m embarking on and I’d love to have some kindred spirits along for the ride.

For those of you who have faithfully returned (or merely stumbled on the site while Googling), thanks for being here. I promise to give you a reason to keep coming back. For anyone just getting here, welcome to the party! I promise it’s going to go on for quite awhile, so you might just want to go ahead and bookmark this place now…..

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