Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Why the Silence?

First off, I'd like to apologize for the long, unexplained silence. As I mentioned before, I was a bit preoccupied with sending my parents off to India for a short trip. They just left this past weekend. I also have been dealing with a lot of personal issues that have me really emotionally and physically drained. I haven't had the energy or motivation to post lately. For the same reason, I haven't been able to visit your blogs and comment regularly. I will probably continue to be irregular with posting and events for the next month or so. Thanks so much to each and every one of you who have sent me concerned comments and emails. It feels so great to know that you care about me! I also want to thank all of you who sent me treasured awards in the recent past. I promise to post about them and pass them on just as soon as I'm able. I will be visiting when time permits and hope to be back to posting soon. Thanks so much for understanding!

32 comments:

Laavanya said...

I hope your preoccupations go away soon and you are back to your cheerful self. Take care.

Cham said...

I was waiting for this post Kalai. Hope nothing serious... Wish everything settled down smoothly and come back when you feel better!

sowmya said...

take your time and refraesh yourself ...will be waiing for your posts..take care!!

indosungod said...

Wondering about it too. Thought you were on vacation. Take Care, Kalai.

Nags said...

u really don't need to explain urself kalai. i know i feel the same sometimes but blogging shud be for fun and not cuz u have to do it :) take care and remember this too shall pass!

Miri said...

We will be waiting when you are back Kalai - I do hope you are able to resolve your issues in peace and get back to blogging in a much calmer frame of mind.


Miri

Asha said...

Take care of yourself first and your family Kalai, don't worry about blogging, it will always be there anyway.Hugs to you!:))

Daily Meals said...

Hi Kalai! Have a good break and come up with new posts dear!

Madhavi said...

Take care of urself Dear !!!!

Cynthia said...

Take your time my friend. We'll be right here waiting for you whenever you are ready to come back.

Amrutha said...

Take care and come back soon!

Divya Vikram said...

Take care and enjoy ur break..

homecooked said...

Hey...enjoy your break and come back refreshed :)

Uma said...

don't worry about a thing Kalai! Take care of yourself and have a nice break!

Cham said...

Hi Kalai,
Wishing U a Happy Vinayaga Chadurthi :)
Take care,
Cham.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Think i am first time visiting here and by the way you hav cool blog and your pictures of the dishes has been taken in an tempting away,looks perfect!
Do come back for blogging:)
Thanx for visiting my blog...
came here for your doubt abt the kozhukattai outer crust..
There are some reasons for cracking:
1.The dough should be really smooth and moist,non sticky.For that,if you are using rice flour,boil water nicely with a teaspooon of gingelly oil.water should be hot enough to make the flour get cooked.
2.Enough wter should be added.
3.Keep the dough alwas covered to avoid drying,if it dries up also sprinkle hot water and little oil in between to make it again smooth.

The main key is the flour should get cooked while we ar making t dough itself and should be always moist(dont let it dry)

Hope tis heps you:)And in my opinion idiyappam flour is best as it is a precooked!

Sia said...

kalai, take ur own time and dont worry abt blogging. hope everything goes well for u.

A_and_N said...

Kalai, nice to see you back. We all hope that you are doing well and hopefully sorted out the personal issues that you mentioned. Caring about each other and showing concern for fellow bloggers' problems and praying for their safety and well being is what the blogging spirit is all about :)

divya said...

I dint see this post until now/...dont worry Kalai..Not blogging is not the end of the world...Your life is your first priority..My wishes that whatever U r into comes out as beautiful and wonderful as you :) all the best

DK
culinarybazaar.blogspot.com

Mishmash ! said...

Oh Kalai...i dint see this post....hope you re back to good spirits by now.....take care.....

smile :)

Madhuram said...

I really wish that you overcome what's bothering you both emotionally and physically. Best Wishes.

Seena said...

Blogging is a better way to forget ourselves for sometimes, isn't it? Hope u will be back soon.. :)

Pravs said...

Hi Kalai, hope you are doing well. I didn't see this post.. was going through tough things in my life too.Big hug to you...hope to see you blogging soon.

AnuSriram said...

Hai kalai... i'm back from my break. Do come back soon. I have something for u in my blog.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Hope you feel better soon, Kalai! Take your time, and come back energised and refreshed!

Cham said...

Wishing You and your Family a Happy Diwali
Hope you are doing good Dear!
Take care of yourself and ur family first.
Hugs,
Cham.

Laavanya said...

Hi Kalai.. hope you are doing well. Just wanted to wish you a happy Diwali.

Srivalli said...

Kalai...hope things are better now and you are fine..take care!

AnuSriram said...

Hope u r doing good now... Have a happy and colouful diwali. Take care Dear! Best wishes to u!

Passionate About Baking said...

I hope things are looking up & life is a bit better. You are brave to put your feelings into words. take care dear girl...

Mansi said...

I hope you are feeling much better now Kalai! my best wishes are always with you!:)

Neha said...

nice to see ur comment on my blog. Both of us went for a break at almost the same time.. :) , myself now back , n hoping to see u too soon.