As I have already mentioned, the Food for Thought project is still happening, and it's growing. For one, some of you have sent in a recipe (or more), and I thank you for that. But there has also been an addition to the project management.
Yes, I said project management. Because I've always wanted to feel important.
The project management used to be me. But me is not so very organized and there are some things that me doesn't like to do. Like designing Logos or everything around type and layout. Just to give you an example. I know. You're thinking duuuh, what were you thinking to start a project that is very much about type and layout.
Positive thoughts, my dears. Positive thoughts.
And lady luck was very much on my side. Because it just so happened that a good friend of mine has more time on her hands than was foreseen. And she's a hundred times more gifted than I will ever be when it comes to type, logos and layout. And photography. And running. And knitting. And a whole lot of other things.
Some of you know Tracy from her blog, Prickly Pear Bloom. I met her years ago, three, if I remember right, and it might have been during the Advent calendar giveaway. We have been friends ever since.
Of course we've never met. But our friendship has been easy to entertain over the years and the distance. Even through periods when one or both of us didn't have the time to write many an email it didn't matter. When we reconnected, it was as though we had never really stopped communicating.
When we started to connect, Tracy didn't know how to knit or had just started, I don't recall precisely, but today she knits baubles! I mean, BAUBLES! And sweaters, mittens and hats. I still knit squares.
When we started to connect, we both ran a bit, but suddenly she put it in her head to run long distance, and she did it. Just like that. So I started to believe that long distance running was something achievable, and I started, too. But the lady is running half marathons almost routinely by now, and I will run my first of those only next year.
She has studied graphic design in the evenings while doing a daytime job that wasn't altogether her passion.
She's the one who started quilting.
The understanding I have of her across the distance and though our emails and blogs is that she must be just a tiny bit stubborn, but mostly she just walks a straight line. She wants to do something, then she goes and does it.
To make a long story short: She's been an inspiration and a friend to me since we met, and I'm tickled to death that she agreed to collaborate with me on the Food for Thought project. I know she will make it so much more beautiful, and working with her can only be a delight and a step forward for me.
So here's my plea to all of you: Help us grow this project. Talk to your friends, blog or tweet about it, jump up and down and shout it down your street. If you would like to send a recipe but don't feel like writing it down into an email, Tracy (the genius) had the idea that you could just scan it and send it to one of us. Makes me wonder why I didn't come up with that. Because I really don't like to copy things into an email by hand.
Ikkinlala, you won yesterday's Advent gift. I know you know the drill, write me an email with your address so that I can send it on it's merry way.
For those of you who are new to Lineanongrata and who would like to participate in the Advent giveaway, you can jump to the end of this post where I explained how easy it is to partake in the goodness.