Sunday, October 8, 2017

Why a Another Cooking and Craft Blog?




Fall is a wonderful time to reflect.  Today I ask the question, "why another cooking and craft blog?"  Well, the answer is simple: I enjoy cooking and making crafts and find both topics very easy to write about.  Not only that, this blog provides both you and me with a record of all the things I've done.  It's all there and easy to access.  Sometimes I want to repeat a craft or recipe and, click, there it is.  Totally practical.  Besides, I can reminisce about all the fun things I did through the years.  Having a record in words and photos means more and more the older I get (and I'm not quite 40 yet!).  It's totally worth the effort!

There are other things I like as much or even more, but have a hard time opening myself up to everyone about.  For example, I am very interested in spiritual things and have spent years of my life researching the depths of Christianity and other spiritual heritages.  I learned a lot and have quite a few opinions.  But writing about those things feels so vulnerable and I tend to be a bit of a closed book.  It may be time to change that, but not today!  I have private journals where I have worked through some of my biggest struggles.  I have pages and pages of spiritual discussion with myself.  Because of my faith background, I feel unable to be vulnerable with everyone in those areas.  I'm honest when people ask me, but putting it out there permanently takes a bigger commitment.

I also really enjoy science.  I used to be a biology teacher, remember?  I recently came upon one of the best books I've found in a long time.  It is a collection of one year's best science writing.  It was older and I bought it at a thrift store, but I think I'm going to get the most recent version soon.  It's called Best American Science Writing.  I've found I like less of the get down and dirty science, but more reading about it and thinking through it.  In other words, I would never want to work in a lab.  So why not write about science?  Maybe I will, but it takes far more effort than writing about my latest craft, and with young children it was more effort than I was willing to expend.  Now, though, it's a real possibility.

Anyway, I write about cooking and crafts because it's fun, light-hearted and I think it's a great way to leave a record of my times as a stay-at-home mom.  I'm not sure how long this season will last, but it's fun while it does!

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13 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy so many things! Maybe I just need a couple of blogs.

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  2. I can never get enough Cooking and Recipes blogs because I can't do either well I can live through all you do and pretend I could do it as well.

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  3. There can never be enough craft blogs. I particularly like that you include crafts aimed at having fun with children. In this day and age they get too much visual and not enough hands on stimulation.

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  4. You have to love what you blog about! I look forward to seeing what you post coming up!

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    1. I agree. I think I may just need a second blog and keep this one going as well.

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  5. I"m always looking for new recipes and craft projects are so fun to do plus make great, one of a kind unique gift.

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    1. I hope I can help with that! You can browse my pages and see what you can find.

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  6. I think that's a great reason for your topic choice. I started my gardening blog the for the same reason. Unfortunately I started keeping it on a third party site to get a bigger audience and that site disappeared. I have copies of the text, but it's a pain to move and get the photos back in the right place. Someday.

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    1. Oh no, that's horrible! This is blogger. I'm hoping that never happens to me!

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  7. Lovely blog and I like the autumn picture above. Such a beautiful place.

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