Friday 29 September 2017

Having not Dropped off the Face of the Earth...

Hello anyone out there who might still be looking at my blog and wondering if I've stopped altogether,

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I am busy with work, but I'm frequently busy with work and still managed to blog, so what's different this time? I just don't feel like writing right now. I also don't have anything but the mundane going on. I could take pictures of fading perennials or spider webs. I could tell you what I'm having for supper and how many calories it is and how I've been stuck at the same bloody weight for more than a month regardless of tracking every morsel that has passed my lips. (I have managed to lose 30 pounds but the last few are killers). I could describe the latest hot weather which has now turned into typical late September weather.

I've written about all of these types of things and I've just hit a wall. I read the blogs on my blog list and thoroughly enjoy everyone else's thoughts and musings and experiences. I truly do look forward to finding out about your lives in England, and the United States, and Greece, and Wales, and France, and other parts of Canada (sorry if I forgot someone). I've just come up a bit empty.

So, I am healthy, contented, taking care of my family and myself, letting cats in and out, getting ready for Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving is in a week), reading a bit, binge watching some British Netflix, wondering how long four years is going to be until I retire, and still picking green beans from my garden. It's all good.

No doubt I'll be back blogging regularly down the road. Until then, a very happy Thanksgiving coming up to all my Canadian friends!

30 comments:

  1. Well, I would call that a blog in itself, Jen! Please keep us posted as to your ups and downs.

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  2. I have lost 33 pounds and have 6 to go until my goal. These last 6 are so hard!

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    1. Sounds like we are pretty similar. I think you are close in age to me, and I truly thought it was impossible to lose weight at this "stage", but I'm glad that it is possible. I'm just not enjoying this plateau.

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  3. Great to hear that you are taking good care of yourself and family. Wish you all the best. Greetings!

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  4. Missed your posts, glad all is well. I watch everything I eat, exercise religiously and can't drop an ounce.

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    1. That was me until I actually kept track of calories. Not easy, but not impossible. And certainly not as quick as when I was younger.

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  5. I don't know why we bloggers feel so guilty when we have (temporarily) hit that writing wall and don't feel we have anything worthwhile to say and our posts become sparse. Maybe we're afraid our readers will forget us. Or get mad at us for not posting regularly. (Do we need or want those readers who feel it's our obligation to post frequently just for them?? Nah, that's silly. And crazy. And unhealthy.) But it is nice to check in now and then so everyone knows we're still alive and kickin'. That all is well. Just remember that although what you do write may seen dull and uninteresting, it's not. We bloggers have a real connection in a way that wasn't possible just a few years ago, pre-Internet and the blog world, and we worry about each other when the posts go silent.

    Now if *I* could only think of something truly stimulating to write about . . .

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    1. Yes, it is an interesting sense of obligation, this whole blogging thing. I enjoy reading about the every day happenings of other bloggers, but find my own day to day world quite boring. I'll never tire of your ducks, by the way. And you know I have raised bed envy! -Jenn

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  6. Oh. My. Goodness. This time next week will be the beginning of our Thanksgiving Weekend. I had totally forgotten. Partly because I'll be away and therefore not celebrating. Well, not celebrating Thanksgiving, anyway. And partly because I can't figure out what season it is...what with 34° the other day and 10° C today. Crazy. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! And hope it's cool where you are. Pumpkin pie just tastes wrong in the heat:)

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    1. Ahh, yes, headed off to England, aren't you! Thanksgiving always has a way of sneaking up on me quite quickly. This year I am not hosting the big crowd, so it is a little less intense. I agree that pumpkin pie is only to be consumed in the fall and winter.

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  7. 30 pounds is a terrific accomplishment. Congrats.
    Whatever you write is interesting. Healthy and contented! Bravo for you. Retirement? It's coming, just slowly by the sounds of it.
    Enjoy your beans while you can!

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    1. Thank you. Believe it or not, I'm getting a little tired of my beans. Oh well, I'm sure it won't be long before we get frost and the decision will be made for me.

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  8. This is a blog post! I really enjoy this type of writing. Little tidbits of someone's life are always interesting to me. It's like sitting together with a cup of coffee and chatting about the little things in life. 30 pounds! That is incredible. Good for you!

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    1. I'd love to sit with so many bloggers and have a cup of coffee, alas I am not a very good "small talker", only a "small writer".

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  9. OK, you're excused until after Thanksgiving, when you can tell us of your quiet and successful meal. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. I love when the pressure is off and I'm just making a meal for "us" and not the extended family. It's a lot more fun.

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  10. I think we all hit that wall sometimes. I just love reading about ordinary lives in different parts of the world. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. That's what I love as well, finding out about ordinary lives in other places. I used to imagine as a child (and even now) when we drive around farther afield, looking at houses, what it would be like to live somewhere else.

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  11. Glad to hear all is well, Jenn. You have been missed! Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. I missed you as well, Katie, when you took some time this summer. I'm glad you're back!

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  12. Whenever I see a post like this (and it happens to all of us) I remind the writer (and more often than not, me, too): YOU own the blog the BLOG does NOT own you! When I read a paragraph like this:
    "healthy, contented, taking care of my family and myself, letting cats in and out, getting ready for Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving is in a week), reading a bit, binge watching some British Netflix, wondering how long four years is going to be until I retire, and still picking green beans from my garden. It's all good." ...

    I think that is what it is all about.Living our life, grabbing every day, being with people we love, healthy and contented... well, I say do that and don't write. It will always come back to you when you are read. Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for bloggers like you!

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    1. You as well, Jeanie. I'm often inspired by reading your posts (or at least, I think about buying a different kind of wine! ;) )

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  13. Hi Jenn :) I'm glad your life is going well :) I used to blog daily but it's just not in me anymore. We blog when we have things to blog about, that's it, and those who like our blogs will be there! :) Happy early Thanksgiving to you too! I'm doing my first ever turkey this year. It's just me and Alex so I used to just do a little chicken, but I want to try it out! The works...cranberry jam, mashed taters, "mushroom medley", maybe some cornbread, stuffing, pumpkin pie....and I might make a second pie...we'll have food for a week lol...

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  14. Glad you are well. I hear you about the business of work. It's right up in my face these days. Happy Thanksgiving, let's hope the weather stays as pleasant as today, sunny, no wind but just cool enough that a light sweater is needed - perfect sleeping weather.

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  15. I feel like you about blogging right now...it seems like every fall I write about harvest, every spring I write about planting, etc, and I'm afraid everyone will be bored! But I enjoy reading blogs of people from many different places and walks of life, so I'll keep on for those who enjoy reading about life on our farm! :)
    Congrats on meeting your goal!!

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  16. I understand completely, Jenn. I think we all need to step back sometimes and just 'live life'. A person can get so tied up in the blog world and on the computer that we forget there are real people in our everyday lives.

    A lot of bloggers have gone to Instagram or FB simply because they don't the have time, energy, or desire to write a blog anymore. I think we do what works for us-as long as it works for us.

    Blessings- hope you have a great upcoming week! xo Diana

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  17. Good to hear from you. I sometimes have a kind of panic about what to blog and then suddenly the flow comes again.

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  18. Thanks for checking in! And you do what you gotta do, or not. It's ok. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

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