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Hiatus, Explanations and Apologies

First off I want to start with the apology. I have not been posting as I hoped I would. I don’t have anything simple to explain it with other than… “Life”.

To expand on that a little. Life is simply getting in the way of my posting. I have plenty of things to talk about… I just seem to have this tedious push and pull of time and energy. When I have the time I don’t have the energy, when I have the energy I simply don’t have the time… And then to cap it all, when I do have the time and the energy I have nothing planned and no clue on what to write about!

This post, for example has taken me 3 days to write because I have to keep stopping to do something else and then when I go back to it I have no idea how to continue writing it! ARGH!

It’s not even as though I don’t have anything to talk about. I see things at work, My garden is growing well and loads of flowers appearing, my veg is growing nicely and even my cherry tree has a couple of fruit appearing (Still small and green though)!

I’m considering going back to twitter though, the ability to type 140 characters on the spur of the moment and add a pic is probably within my limits… Probably. B-)

I will say that I am not closing the blog though, this isn’t permanent or anything. When my situation changes I will start posting again.

So… On with the Motley and I will be back when I can.


11 thoughts on “Hiatus, Explanations and Apologies

  1. I was wondering where you were! I hope ‘Life’ is good – and if so, I think it’s perfectly reasonable you might put your metaphorical pen down πŸ˜‰

    1. Actually life is probably the best it’s been in a while… which is why I have so little time or energy!
      Also working long days kinda does that to me. B-)

  2. No apologies needed!! We all get side-swiped from time-to-time! It is also spring which means “planting comes first!” At least in our household it does. We don’t get it in the ground, we don’t eat (ha ha). I have been watching you on Twitter too – so I know you have also been hard at it! Keep up the good work Kal! Blog when you can – we will still be here!

      1. We do buy flour and sugar by bulk (local sugar factory sells 50lb bag cheap!!), we get coffee, milk (someday will get a nice Jersey of our own – woo hoo, did I tell you I hate milking! ha ha), pet foods, toiletries that type of stuff. For the most part we try to grow/can/freeze/dehydrate our own. The only trick we have not tried yet is freeze drying – some day!?!
        When we do go to the store it is usually a “bulk” run. Costs a lot, but saves on trips and getting a bunch of junk food (always looks good – but not good for me/us) that we do not need.
        We have 2 bread machines – no waiting (hee hee). And my sister is a bake-a-holic! She’s constantly making something. For me it has to be quick – the kitchen is not my passion it is a necessity. I usually throw together several things and usually it comes out ok to eat. We just bought a 1/2 a cow that was raised on our property (grass fed, no chems or unnecessary additives) so the freezer is FULL of beef. We have a local butcher shop where we get our grass fed pork (we have raised them but the monsters keep getting out of the fences – hahahaha). We also take turns with some friends on raising and butchering our own chickens. We love to barter!!!

        1. That is a great idea for some. But for us it would be unwieldy… 50lbs of sugar is a LOT of sugar!
          I suppose if you can get flour you can even make your own pasta (something we may try soon)
          If love to try raising chickens, I may have mentioned this before, but we are in a council house and one of the rules is ‘no non-domestic pets’. *sigh*
          I’m not even sure HOW to freeze dry something… or why you would other than for spices?

  3. Good to hear from you Kal! I have the same problem, just don’t beat yourself up over it or feel guilty about not posting. I’ve been thinking of linking my Twitter account with my blog since I don’t actually use the Twitter account for anything! Looking forward to seeing some photos (with 140 characters) hee hee πŸ˜‰

    1. I’m not beating myself up so much that I think it’s a little rude (kinda) to just disappear without a word, you know?
      I have done a few tweets, nothing earth shattering. I fell off the twitter think when I started blogging… which now feels a bit ironic!

  4. Sometimes life just gets in the way! Focus on your garden and if you join Twitter, post here so we can follow you πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah… It does tend get in the way a bit!

      Did I not make the word ‘twitter’ a link?? O.o
      Will have to check on that… It WAS the intention! B-)

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