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!