It’s pretty crappy to get millions…OK, hundreds…OK, my mother-in-law addicted to following the minutiae of my day-to-day and then just suddenly stop sharing, right? Sorry.
I’ve forgotten how to use Windows Live Writer. I moved and dropped off the face of the blogosphere.
It’s been really nice not editing photos and broadcasting everything. But now I’m sad that the last few months have not been documented. They have been awesome. I should have hired an intern to follow me around and blog about everything. But I’ve been happily nesting and doing summer things with the family and friends.
We moved into our new house on May 2nd, and the first couple of weeks after that I really was too busy to blog. I just couldn’t fit it in. But after that I just didn’t want to blog. I had serious blog aversion and couldn’t make myself do it. I had met all of my outstanding blog commitments and I didn’t want to feel obligated to blog, so I didn’t.
I think a big part of my aversion was caused by all those “commitments”. I am really grateful for all of the opportunities that have come my way because of this blog, but I no longer want any blog obligations. I want to write because I want to write, not because I have to because somebody gave me something. Going forward, I am not going to be accepting many offers for free stuff in exchange for blogging. I won’t say NEVER, because if somebody offers me something AMAZING then I may have to accept it. I mean, come on. I am just going to be much more picky about it. It would really have to be worth it.
I just want this blog to be my little online diary, as it has always been. To that effect I am going to work on some “catch up” posts so that I can record the last few months for posterity. Want to see the slide show from my summer vacation? Stay tuned. Or skip those posts. They are just for me anyway (and my mother-in-law).
As for today, September 1st, I am starting a new Whole30. (Click here to read way too much about the first time I did the Whole30.) In addition to my summer break from blogging, I also took a summer break from exercise and eating right. It was a virtual free for all, and my waist line shows it. Time to get back to healthy living. Since school started two weeks ago I have been walking three miles almost every day. It’s a start! I want to find that excessercising urge again. I need to get back to the gym badly. My bikes would be covered in cobwebs if it weren’t for my friend Carlise borrowing my road bike for a couple of triathlons over the summer. I’m glad somebody could use it!
We had a party last night…
and that was my last hurrah before starting the Whole30 today. There were MANY parties over the summer and MANY margaritas. Time to clean it up for a while.
My Whole 30, Day 1 breakfast:
I don’t plan to document every day and every meal of my Whole30 like I did last time. I’m just going to post what I feel like posting. My new/old mantra. That tomato is an heirloom tomato from our last share of Annie’s Organic Buying Club produce. So delicious. The bacon is Whole30 compliant, although it is not organic or free range. Finding really clean pork, especially bacon, is so hard. I know of the usual sources, but the ones I know of don’t have compliant bacon available right now. I’m not stressing the details. Everything I eat may not be organic and pastured and perfect. I’m just striving for a compliant Whole30, and this bacon fits the bill.
No sugar added! The whole reduced fat thing is ridiculous and irrelevant. At least if there is less fat there are less toxic chemicals from the conventional pork farming techniques. This bacon is really salty and tasty. Must be all the toxic chemicals.
I did it. I wrote a blog post! Hope I can keep it up.