Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I joined the Instagram world, did you know? This morning was super cold and frost was fractal-ing everywhere. It was hard to keep my eyes on the road when I kept on wanting to stare at the back window, which was covered in a gorgeous white sparkly pattern. I took this photograph in an effort to capture the frost that was crisping every golden blade of grass, every sawgrass plume, every stiff cattail and every platinum-filled silky milkweed pod. I believe I failed, but the filter made the image pretty nonetheless.
So, today I am making creamy mushroom soup and buttermilk squash muffins with a fire blazing downstairs wondering this: why did I say I was going to do this write every day thing!? Ha! I'll have you know that I am laughing as I write this. Maybe a little crazily. I was busy today (and VOTED today, did you?) and really right now I'd like to go downstairs and watch Blues Clues with my son down in our cozy TV room by the fire. But what am I doing? Writing in the coldest room in the house. Hmm.
Here's where I want to note this: the hard part is the good part! (The lazy part of me is utterly unconvinced, btw.) I'm finding my way, and that is never easy. And to find your self you must suffer some doldrums, some chaff, if you will. Like yesterday's post. I was so unhappy with it. I was trying to finish rendering some leaf lard (came out perfectly--snowy white!) and make sure to call a dear friend, and so I patched together bits from the morning with the evening. I sent it off into the ether-verse! Who cares anyways, says I!
So, in an effort at quantity I am going to forego quality. Does that make any sense at all? Right now it is. I'm forging ahead, unashamed at the scattered quality of my posting.
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I say just write. I spend more time thinking about what I want to write than actually writing. I, for one, am glad you're back with a daily vengeance regardless of how well written you think a particular post is. It's inspiring.ReplyDelete
Dawn, that's super nice of you! It totally helps me want to go on. Thank you!Delete
I agree! I think the exercise of mentally composing thoughts is good too - but there is something about having a space to actually write what is inside you. I have been so lax in reading my favorites online lately, but I'm going back to catch up - and look forward to lots of great stuff from you every day. Just this little glimpse into your day yesterday makes me think about how excited I was when we first became "online friends"!ReplyDelete
Mentally composing thoughts is what I do all day! And I also mentally compose meals, do you? I find I'm always thinking of the next meal. What to make?Delete
You know, Rebecca, I've been so bad about reading too! I miss your blog! I'm going to catch up, too. Isn't it cool how long we've been friends, all this distance and never having met in real life? : )
Yep! I mentally compose all the time, meals too, or ideas for desserts.Delete
Never meeting for real is not a deterrent for friendship, it's a good thing! I love that we communicate in sporadic bursts!
I know what you mean - about wanting to be near the fire these days. Bundle up in that cold room.ReplyDelete
Speaking of lard I was so disappointed in mine. Ok, it wasn't leaf lard, but from the whole pig. And I rendered it ok, poured it into jars and stored in the fridge. When I took it out it smelled rancid. WTF!?! All of that work for nothing. Ok, it was in the fridge for 6 months but still it should've been ok, no? Argh!
I am downstairs near the fire now...it's a good thing. ; )Delete
That is a total bummer about your lard. (I don't think I've ever written that phrase in my life.) But I have read that six months is where you should start to worry about it...Next time pop them in the freezer instead!
Waving and applauding, applauding and waving. (And look, I have a head again!)ReplyDelete
You are there--I so appreciate it! Btw, I like that head. ; ) It's such a good picture of you!Delete
Loving your daily posts! You are so industrious, you always have something to recount. But remember, it's not forever!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Laura! It means a lot coming from an industrious soul like yourself. I just hope that after the month is over, I can continue this writerly industry!Delete