Back from the Cave

After three months, I have emerged from my cave. Said cave was a byproduct of my battle against a severe bout of iron deficiency anemia, which isn’t fun at all. But in truth, it provided a pleasant cave. A necessary cave. A cave filled with reading for pleasure, connecting by letter, exploring a new profession, and digging into the true meaning of being a doggy mama.

My return to Perched on a Whim brings with it an emphasis on the visual, inviting my dear love for photography to take the occasional center stage. Fall was filled with being poked and prodded by various medical professionals, as well as making some new friends.

 

In September, I began working at a cheesecake bakery, which specializes in minis.

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I’m right pleased with how the year is rounding out, and there is much to anticipate. For one, decorating gingerbread houses.

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And my favorite of all: Lola’s first winter! This little lady digs the snow.

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It’s good to be back. You’ll be seeing me soon!

15 Comments on Back from the Cave

  1. Susan
    December 17. 2013 at 7:16 pm.12. (123 days ago)

    Glad to hear that you’e had a good year. Miss your face.

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    • laurabeth
      January 12. 2014 at 7:16 am.01. (97 days ago)

      So glad I got to see your face recently!

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  2. Aunt Bon
    December 17. 2013 at 7:16 pm.12. (123 days ago)

    Love the pictures of Lola. Bet she loved the snow. Cheesecakes, yum!

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  3. Donna
    December 17. 2013 at 7:16 pm.12. (123 days ago)

    Glad you’re back. Love the photos. If you haven’t stopped by So Sweet Bakery, do so. These cheesecakes are delicious!

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  4. Megan
    December 18. 2013 at 7:16 am.12. (122 days ago)

    Hip-hip! wonderful to see your photos, evidence of solo adventures. Welcome back

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    • laurabeth
      January 12. 2014 at 7:16 am.01. (97 days ago)

      Cheers!

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  5. Vanessa Woznow
    December 18. 2013 at 7:16 am.12. (122 days ago)

    Yay! This post makes me smile.

    So glad to hear that you are happy and well and doing thing that bring you joy.

    Lola is getting so big! I am also jealous of all that beautiful snow. Also, I can’t wait to hear more about this cheesecake bakery…delish! x
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    • laurabeth
      January 12. 2014 at 7:16 am.01. (97 days ago)

      You are a gem, Vanessa. Thanks for stopping by after all this time!

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  6. Stacey @ Likes to Smile
    December 21. 2013 at 7:16 pm.12. (119 days ago)

    I’m so happy to hear you are feeling better!! And your photography is stunning! I can’t wait to see more of it. And those cheesecakes… yum! I haven’t decorated a gingerbread house in years… I would love to! Sending you warm wishes this holiday season!
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  7. Sarah
    December 21. 2013 at 7:16 pm.12. (119 days ago)

    Welcome back! Dogs in the snow are 10000% the best.

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    • laurabeth
      January 12. 2014 at 7:16 am.01. (97 days ago)

      It’s good to be back! So glad our pups are enjoying their first winter.

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  8. MJ
    February 5. 2014 at 7:16 pm.02. (73 days ago)

    Even though I read this a month later, it’s never too late to say: welcome back! I didn’t know you were sick! Glad to read you’re better now!
    Your pics are wonderful! Keep them coming!
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    • laurabeth
      February 8. 2014 at 7:16 am.02. (70 days ago)

      MJ, I receive good cheer any old time! It’s good to be back. I’m not fully recovered, but am on the way to better. I’m looking forward to photo shoots this spring!

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  9. The Rambling Philosopher
    February 8. 2014 at 7:16 pm.02. (70 days ago)

    Welcome back! :D Actually, I can relate since I’ve been away from WordPress for quite a long time too. :) And myyy, you were very productive while on hiatus. After seeing the pastries, I suddenly got hungry. Too bad I only have cookies in here to satisfy it. I wish I could just grab the minis from my monitor. :D
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    • laurabeth
      March 5. 2014 at 7:16 am.03. (45 days ago)

      I appreciate your understanding about taking a step away from blogging. I know it takes dedication to keep it going, but I also don’t want to fake it if I’m not feeling it. Sending digital mini cheesecakes your way!!

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