It’s been awhile

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on my blog,, and I want to tell you the reason. Two weeks ago, on August 11, I had total knee replacement surgery. It turned out to be a much greater experience than I had thought.  By greater experience I mean big surgery, lots of pain, and a longer recovery than I ever could have imagined. I think that I will have physical therapy for a long time!  Right now I have a physical therapist coming into my home but eventually I will go for physical therapy at my surgeon’s rehab center.  I can’t drive for 6 to 8 weeks. And I can’t stand up to cook!

This has been a rude awakening for me and has pulled me away from my blog.  But, I will be back soon!!!  As soon as I can!!!  I worked up some recipes right before my surgery and I just need to get them together with the photos.  I also worked on some historical writings and will post those also.

My blog has been an eye opener for me.  I’ve learned more about my family than I ever could have imagined.  And I have cooked and baked more than I could eat!

Try out some of my recipes if you haven’t already. Start with my Sunday sauce and Sicilian meatballs.  Serve them over the pasta of your choice, a salad and a loaf of bread! Delicious!

It’s going to be fall soon, a time when we start eating hearty comfort foods. Spend a day cooking something new with your husband or wife or with your children. The food you cook together; delicious! The time you spend together;  priceless!


It’s been awhile — 3 Comments

  1. To my knowledge, the 2nd one should be grammatically correct but often hear the 1st one “It’s been a while since I’ve ~”.? Which one do you think is grammatically correct? and if you think that both of them are correct, I believe that there is a subtle difference in the meaning. I would like to know your opinions on the differences.

    • Thank you for writing. I don’t know what you are referring to and would appreciate if you could explain it to me. Thank you.

    • I did some research and found that both are grammatically correct. If you are saying, “It has been a LITTLE while,” or put in any word that defines time, then it should probably be “a while,” but using “awhile” is also correct. They pretty much have the same meaning. In my research it stated that most times, a person is speaking the word and the written words don’t matter. I never really focused on this before as I always use “awhile” in the context I used it here.

      Have you read my blog before this or is this your first time reading it? How did you find my blog? I don’t recognize your name but I am happy that you checked it out! Thanks for writing!

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