Tuesday, February 23, 2010


You may have noticed fewer postings on The Food of Love in the past two weeks. The time I usually spend surfing the blogosphere has been cut into by other responsibilities. DSO has just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and my healthy cooking needs further tweaking. And I'm about to put my Principal hat back on for a month or so having accepted an interim position in a neighboring county.

So, after thoughtful deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that The Food of Love will be on a short hiatus while I temporarily resume full time employment. I hope to visit my favorite blogs as time allows and invite you to peruse my index of previous posts when you're looking for something new to try.

I hope to return sometime in mid-April. Until then, eat what you love and love what you eat.
In Friendship,


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. I'm not very familiar with diabetes, but I do hope that it is something that is manageable. I'm sure that you will come up with wonderful meals for both him and yourself:D
    I hope it will be nice for you to go back to work for a brief time. There are definitely days where I wish I could do the same! Enjoy your time away. I will miss you dearly!

  2. Oh boy. I hope DSO can control things with diet and exercise and I KNOW you will be furnishing him with The Food of Love, low-sugar style. Good luck with all your projects. I look forward to your delicious posts when you get back.

  3. Arlene, you will be missed, but I am sure that school is lucky to have your presence at this time.

    Sorry to here about your husband, I know you both will adjust and make the necessary changes.

    In your absence, know you are in our thoughts.

  4. I'm going to miss you.

  5. Sorry to hear, went through that with my mom. Had to weigh everything, as carbs turned into sugar. understand what you are going through if you ever need any info on diabetes I can help. Made everything with splenda...Take one day at a time, will miss your posts :)

  6. Thanks, everyone, it was a hard decision to make to take a breather. My mom, who passed away 2 years ago, was diabetic, so I have some experience, but it's a daunting task. Everyone reacts differently, so there's no one diet. Learning to take his readings and adjusting the insulin will be major. I'm hoping that if he loses the 20 pounds the doctor has mandated that he can stop the insulin. Your thoughts and good wishes are appreciated and I'll still be visiting all your wonderful blogs.

  7. Arlene--so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. It is not easy to deal with but with your talents and attitude, I know you'll help get him where he needs to be. We'll look forward to seeing you back.



  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis, I hope he will get good treatment right away. We will miss you! Take care!

  9. I hope DSO can adjust to the diabetic life style and maybe reverse his condition with diet and exercise.

    Good luck with the interim principal position! They are lucky to get you!

    Don't worry about the blog -- we
    ll all be here when you get back!
    ♥ Pat

  10. Gads, what a time. It's no consolation but diabetes is one of the fastest rising medical issues we are facing. I am sure that you both will find a way to live and live well with this.

    In the meantime, you shall be missed by me. I shall look forward to the time when I see you again.

    Hugs and blessings. Wishing you the best in all the seasons of your life.

  11. Best of luck! I hope all goes well and that you are able to return soon.

  12. Querida Arlene, I'm so sorry to hear about DSO. May his health return quickly and even better (with your healthy cooking)than ever before. Hang in there Corazon. I have you and him in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. How are things going? Any new recipes lately?

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  16. Dear Arlene,

    I saw that you left a comment about wanting more information on my Victorian Stitchery Retreat. I wasn't sure how else to contact you, so I am leaving you a comment. You may email me at pinkbunny@valeriebothell.com if you would like more information.

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