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362nd day of 2010

December 28, 2010 by  


Stephanie O'Dea

I have a new book out today. I tested all the recipes and wrote this book before the baby was mobile. It was a challenge, but I knew that if I waited until she was moving around, I’d never get it done. There were days when I had 8 crockpots going at a time, and when they were finished, I’d hand out the food and fill em’ up again.

it was kind of nutty.

and wonderful.

absolutely wonderful. The baby turns 1 January 6, and she is all over the place. If she’s awake, she doesn’t hold still—toddling from room to room. Santa surprised her with a pink wooden toy kitchen. Today she spent a good hour banging pots on the fake range, “cooking” Kix cereal and shoving the soggy round balls into my mouth, one at a time.

I am so lucky to have this time with my children, and with this new little one. My heart breaks when I think about what would have happened if I hadn’t stumbled upon the idea of starting a crockpot blog.

she might not be here.

and that’s not okay.

Thank you. Thank you so much for finding me, supporting me, supporting my family, and for being my friend.

and thank you for loving your crockpot (almost) as much as I do.


daily 7

rework your personal goals. if you haven’t completed them, it’s okay. Most people over-estimate what they can do in 1 year, but under-estimate what they can do in 5. Tweak. Rewrite. It’s all good.

call a good friend and listen more than speak

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7 Responses to “362nd day of 2010”

  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy on December 28th, 2010 5:22 am

    Yea! You must be thrilled! I so will be getting a copy of this one too. Congratulations!! I have MANY of your slow cooking recipe on my blog and can’t wait to have more! Thanks!

  2. Jennifer H on December 28th, 2010 6:54 am

    Congrats on the new book and your wonderful one-year old! I preordered the book and am waiting excitedly for it to arrive. Can’t wait to see more from you!

  3. Jaime on December 28th, 2010 7:06 am

    Barnes and Noble is the first stop on my list today! I can’t wait. Congratulations Steph, you deserve it!

  4. Shirley @ gfe on December 28th, 2010 7:20 am

    Congratulations, Steph! You totally amaze me all the time! :-) And, happy first BD to your youngest.

    Love and hugs,

  5. christal on December 28th, 2010 7:29 am

    I had preordered it as well weeks ago and can’t wait for it to come… I’ve already got a couple of copies coming as gifts… to go with the crockpot I got on sale, *PERFECT* wedding present, IMHO :)))) congrats on the book, the baby’s bday, and thank YOU for making me laugh and for making my dinners easier. I am a saner, better person for it.

  6. Headless Mom on December 28th, 2010 9:14 am

    If I didn’t love my crockpot I may not have found you! I’m thrilled for your success and can’t wait to get the new book! Happy New Year!

  7. Mir on December 28th, 2010 9:57 am

    YAY YOU!!!!!

    That is all. :)

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