I have not been around the blogger world for awhile, if you are a regular here or you author one of the blogs I frequent, you may have already noticed this. I do not have a recipe to post today, just a couple of thoughts about how I am going to continue this blog and where it is that I am, and have been.
Posting my recipes here was a way for me to deal with starting a gluten free life. I wanted a place to organize my recipes and have access to them wherever I was. A blog was a great place to do that. I figured that I could print them up into a cookbook when I wanted a paper copy around. And, then other people found this blog and started using the recipes, and that was very cool. Meeting and reading other gluten free bloggers rounded out my circle, and I feel that I have friends and support here. Blogging really rocks.
Until you feel badly for not blogging. Or reading other people's blogs. Then it feels like a responsibility.
I enjoy my computer, and I enjoy blogging and the community here (you guys are my support group), but I am not planning on blogging constantly, and I definitely don't want to post because I feel I have to. Blogging is not a paid profession (at least for me), and it's not necessarily where I was heading anyway. This is my cookbook that I like sharing.
So, I was busy living and doing this week. I took off for the day with a friend and made the two hour trip to Ikea together, finding my way back to being a Massachusetts driver and getting some very cool stuff for my kitchen. I made roasted chicken, went out to eat at The Common Man (a NH restaurant chain that will print up a list of gluten free goods they offer for dinner) with friends, another friend's house for dinner and she made a great gluten free dinner for a bunch of people and I was the only gluten free eater there, and I made my chocolate torte with berry coulis and Gluten Free Goddess's incredible Chocolate Sauce for dessert.
That was my week. And I didn't feel like writing it, or stopping it to read on my computer.
So, I am going to continue posting (recipes for my Pizzera Uno type gluten free crust coming, as well as gluten free scones), but I can't let it get in the way of living. I will look in on my friend's blogs, just not as often. I have waited 5 years to be off my computer doing life, 4 years of it feeling miserable and searching for my answer for my ill health, and 1 year fighting for balance in the answer.
So, I am not ignoring you when I don't respond to all your great posts, or not posting here. I am still around, but just running out the door to the life I had been looking for.
Thanks for reading. And I will see you around the 'net.