Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's Not You, It's Me

Would you believe me if I told you that at the beginning of the year, following the example set my Nebraskan friend, I was firmly recommitting to this blog?  Honestly – that was the plan.

But the fact is that I’ve been spending time with another.  That’s right – another blog’s been keeping me warm at night.  Like, literally.  Sometimes, my laptop gets so hot it starts burning my thighs.  Crazy.

While I’ve been focusing on that blog, I’ve neglected my first love – this blog.  So since I’m being a bit more methodical with the other blog – meaning, I actually have a schedule in place – I thought I’d try to implement that tactic here to see how I do.  And somewhere there is a noteverstill friend saying I told her so!
I have no expectation that I even still have any readership anymore.  I have no expectations about much of anything.  So, I will just write and see what happens.  The one good thing is the other blog has reinvigorated my creative juices so I feel like I’ve gotten the mojo back again and there’s something worth writing about.  Oh, and then there’s the whole Top Gun thing I have to fill you in on.
I do want to give a quick recap of January and how I’ve done with my 13 in ’13 goals –
The cooking thing is going really well!  I cooked over 13 times last month and have started a regular grocery shopping habit filling my cart with such things as whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and other exciting things! 
I kinda did a random act of kindness although it wasn’t really random.  On my way from work one night, I checked on a coworker who had a flat tire and was waiting for the auto club.  I know, I feel like it’s a stretch too.
I went to Ocean City, Maryland at the beginning of the month and crossed the Bay Bridge – and a couple of other minor bridges which my parents and I decided didn’t count towards the 13 bridge mark. 
I hung a gallery wall of photos and a cool mirror/floating frame wall in my den.  I’m just putting the finishing touches on that before I can call my den finished. 
I finished reading my first book of the year – Quiet.  It was very good and I think I’ll write a review of it in an upcoming post. 
All in all – the year has started off well.  Now, to keep on keepin’ on! 


  1. I am in awe of your other blog! Though I'm not a Schellhardt, I find the stories fascinating. It's one thing to delve into genealogy, it's completely another to make your family come alive for the "youngins" who know the people only as names or faded images in photographs. You have a gift - and you are a gift to your family! When the time comes, there are software options out there that allow you to turn your blog into a book. You should think about that. It will make a wonderful keepsake.

  2. Thank you Muriel! That means so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it. You hit the nail on the head in what I'm trying to accomplish - I really want to bring it all alive for everyone! It's been fun and has really reinvigorated me! Keep "tuning" in for more!