I promise, I'm still around. I've just been really busy, and pretty distracted on top of that. And I'm in a bit of a funk at the moment. Nothing to worry about, just one of those things that lasts for about two days, and makes me think, 'Hmm, I need to spend more time outside with the sun on my back, and less time inside being exceptionally inefficient and getting nothing done even though I'm busy all the time.' You know, one of those things. :)
On the upside, I've learned how to make jam, and it's sinfully easy and delicious. And I've learned that, if you totally mess up, and the jam never sets and is kind of runny, if you then take it and heat it up a little, it makes pretty much the best pancake syrup. Ever. I've got a new pancake recipe that makes this one taste like sawdust in comparison, and I'll try to post it later today.
You know, I haven't been baking much in the last few weeks. That always helps my spirits. Maybe I'll make some cookies and muffins and take them to some friends ... Hmm, I feel a little better just thinking about it!! :)