On my birthday last January I was a disaster. Even afterwards, for months I was in bed, sick to my stomach. I did not know you can push yourself beyond exhaustion to a point of nausea with fibromyalgia. Just when I thought I knew everything there is about this awful disease, it took me over a health cliff to a point that scared the hell out of me.
I kept writing of course. Product reviewing. Eating when I could. Celebrating foodie moments like the Doritos Roses I got for Valentine’s Day.
I could still be amazed that you can make Instant Pot Risotto.
It took months and months but I finally started to feel better thanks to a combination of rest and heavy medication.
My Trip To The Gourmet Warehouse was a huge deal. I finally got out of the apartment and out on public transit to do a feature post.
My Trip To Toronto scared me. Would it put my health back to where it was in January? I had to do it though. I did my best to do all that I could and my favourite event was getting to eat at the Loaded Pierogi with my sisters.
I came home and did not even get a chance to rest. I had to get out to see Anna Olson at her cookbook signing which is the biggest foodie highlight of my year.
I even got featured as a veteran food blogger on Food Bloggers of Canada’s website! Believe it or not, I have been around longer than they have! What an honour.
I did my best with my current health conditions to put myself out there and take on everything I could. It was a pretty cool foodie year and I hope 2017 is even more awesome for us all!