Monday, February 29, 2016
Life's been busy and at some points overwhelming. Since last April's A - Z Blogging Challenge, I have only posted a handful of blog posts. I have to admit there has been an extreme lack of inspiration compounded with the day to day chaos of life. I have to plead guilty to a little bit of situational depression brought on by a number of things, most stemming from cancer diagnoses of several close friends.
There were also some highlights in the past year including a trip to Washington, DC so the boys could participate in the Close-Up Program.
I was also an extra in the movie Bleed For This a little over a year ago, which is about local boxer Vinnie Pazienza who overcame severe injuries in a horrific car accident to win a boxing championship. Originally slated to be released in late 2015, it has been pushed to sometime this year in light of the releases of Southpaw and Creed.
Summer peaked here in RI in August through September, with some beautiful, hot beach days in September once the kids were in school. I was fortunate to be able to drop the boys at school and head down to the beach to meet friends, enjoying the late summer sun and surf. One particular day, a couple of friends and I walked over to Champlins, one of the restaurants by the water where another friend was tending bar. The travel channel was there filming a segment for Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern and we wound up eating some of the featured dishes and giving our opinions for the camera! The show is actually airing this week, so we'll have see if we made the cut!
As March approaches, I've been assembling some thoughts on a theme to again participate in the A-Z blogging, themes to be announced around the end of March.