Thursday, September 8, 2011

Putting Things In Perspective

Let me start off by saying I LOVE this blog. I can be creative, funny, honest, rant or whatever else I feel like doing here. This is my space, my little place to call home. The fact that other people occasionally enjoy reading along with me is somewhat flattering but it wasn't, and isn't, my first reason for blogging.

I blog because I want to.

Pretty simple right? Well, yes and no. Sometimes I feel like I need to get something on here. I need to give you something to read. Heaven help me if I keep all of you waiting a couple days to see a recipe that I loved. Sometimes life gets in the way and I don't want to spend an hour or more of my precious day sitting here and not spending it with my growing family. Sometimes I put off doing the dishes, or laundry, or sweeping, or cooking, or any other endless other chore so I can blog.

That isn't right.

So, I took a couple weeks off. I updated the Cooke's Frontier Facebook page a lot. I chatted it up with you on there. I found that I really like that platform for quick, honest interaction. Immediate responses. It's fast and easy to log on, throw out a status update and get back off. Not so much with blogging sometimes.

Where does that leave us now?

Exactly where we've always been. I'm not going to stop blogging. A lot of you have asked and that's not what I have planned. It's summer (although it's winding down now) and summer is busy. Summer is canning, family time, s-l-o-w time. Time to unplug, unwind and relax....all while being really busy. Does that even make sense??

With Fall on it's way, things are slowing down. New routines are falling into place, I have a little more free time and Fall/Winter is my favorite time of year. There will be more posting I swear! I just won't let blogging come before "must-do's" anymore.

I'm sure you can understand that. I'm Wife, Mom, cook, baker, schoolteacher, laundress, maid, milkmaid, crafter, blogger and so much more. In that order. Blogging is a hobby for me, not a job.

Whew! I feel better now. I don't want anyone to think I'm done. That just isn't true, I'm all here. I think of a million things a day that I want to share with you on here. What is true is that there came a point where my family was starting to resent my time spent on here and when I looked at it, honestly, I could see that they were right.

So, that's where we're at.

And it feels good!


Amanda Torrisi said...

Family always comes first! I know if I need a recipe I can always email you and ask :o) Love you girl!

Charley said...

Agreed! I'm always happy to share what I can, thanks for the vote of confidence :))

Guy said...

Only if you want to: It's easy to embed your facebook Place page in your blog. Check out the various facebook widgets, or see how I did it at or
Although honestly I just copied the auto-code from the facebook Place widget page and pasted it into a suitable place on my sites. If you still want them well separate then disregard this advice. However, I have found it very nice for our business as now everything I post to facebook under SCF is automatically mirrored on both of those sites.