Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Return to Blogging

It's been a little over one year since my last post.

I didn't intend to go a year between postings. I certainly didn't intend to take a hiatus from blogging. But while I wasn't looking, that's what happened.

The last year has been a whirlwind. We added a puppy, a new job, and new responsibilities. It's been a great year, but a busy year.

When 2012 ended I thought that once the crazy of the holidays passed I would be all ready to get back in the blogging swing. I had no idea that the holiday crazy was nothing compared to what early 2013 would have in store.

In January, Robert started a new job in Austin, even though my work kept me in Dallas. How did we manage that? Well, for 6 months Robert woke up and hit the road at 6:30am every Monday morning, not to return until late on Friday evening. Being apart during the work week was hard, but he was having the time of his life. On the weekends, with Robert finally home, blogging about culinary adventures was far from my mind.

Meanwhile, back in Dallas, I was quickly learning that a new puppy is a lot more like a new baby than I ever imagined. Late night wails, frequent feedings, and complete dependence on me took up a lot of my time. I loved it, but Asta  kept me from blogging too.

In June, Robert transitioned back to Dallas, and I thought for sure my return to blogging was just around the corner. It turns out, it's really hard to get back in the swing of things. Not only was I not blogging in the six months Robert was in Austin, but I wasn't really cooking either.

I'm still trying to get back in the habit of cooking regularly. But I thought it was time to return to blogging. In the end, a quote from a fitness blog was what prompted my return. The quote read, "Because waiting for January 1 is so 2012."

It may be a while before my posting is back up to my 2011 standards, but I'm ready to start working at it again.