I realize I have been neglecting this space, and as such, neglecting you as well, dear reader.
We have been plagued this last six weeks with various illnesses (bronchitis for me, strep and regular old colds for the rest) that always come with autumn allergies and the evil sugar season (Halloween through New Years!).
But the real reason I’ve been posting less is because I’ve been cheating on this blog – my online time has been dedicated to instagram a little, but mostly to Pinterest. Have you discovered Pinterest?
It. Is. Killing. Me.
It is similar to falling in love. Like when I met My Farmer. I just cannot get enough. Every time we are together, I am completely unaware of time or space, so intensely am I focused on the present moment. When we are apart, I am thinking about the next time we can be together, and as much as possible of what I’m doing is focused on this relationship. I can’t sleep for thinking about it. When I wake up, it’s the first thing on my mind.
Here are the things I’ve been doing in real life, all of which came directly from my sordid affair with Pinterest:
I made a chocolate cake in which the main ingredient is beans. The children loved it.
I did my hair with 40′s flair and 60s style.
I created a refreshing, antioxidant-packed beverage.
I properly applied “smoky” eye makeup.
I cleaned my jewelry.
I hard boiled eggs in the oven. (I know. Mind blowing.)
I made a headband around little cowgirls hair with a braid of her hair. SWANK!
I baked healthy cookies that included fresh ginger and a banana.
I drank seventeen-ish new smoothie recipes.
I renewed my desire to be a hoarder because of all the crafty crap people make by up-cycling things. (Philosophical Crisis!)
I made five minute bread that actually took about an hour because I measured something wrong.
I transformed dried beans into something amazing and wonderful via that magical kitchen device they call a crock-pot.
I went to the grocery store and didn’t have room in my cart for all the things I wanted to use for Pinteresty ideas and recipes on top of what we actually needed.
I told a friend of mine it’s like having access to every issue of every magazine you ever loved for all time. Let me know if you are on Pinterest and I’m not following you – I’d love to! I’m sure there is something awesome you are doing that I should be trying!
Otherwise, if you need me I’ll be on Pinterest or in the kitchen.