Monday, July 6, 2009


I don't know if this happens to fellow bloggers or not but sometimes, I won't blog one day and that turns into two, then three, then a week and half goes by and I've almost forgotten that I've started a blog. I also find it difficult to blog when events crop up such as the fact that we had company for the past 4 days and before that I had to do extra shopping and cleaning. I've been thinking about this a lot since I've heard that the movie Julie and Julia is coming out. This is the movie about the woman who cooked her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blogged about it. I don't know much about the movie or the blog but the feat itself overwhelms me. Where does one find the time? She mustn't have kids.

So, fellow bloggers, do tell me if you don't mind: Do you blog regularly? If so, do you feel you need to or is it just for fun? How do you find the time when life gets a bit crazy? I'm just curious and looking for inspiration.

In the meantime, here's what's been happening with me:

Theme Thursday: After the Summer Theme Thursday, I surfed around and attempted to read everyone's post about Summer. I didn't quite make it through but I loved it! The photos of the food and sights and sounds that emanated from the posts were hypnotic! As for my post, yes, The Silver Fox got all the right answers on the quiz. I do think I dated myself by the songs I chose.

Margarita Race: I ran a 5K a couple of weeks ago with Brian. He beat the pants off me but only after I posted my fastest first mile ever (at an 8:40 pace). Then my stomach seized up and I had to slow down...wwwaaaayyyyy down. I still got a margarita though - 2 in fact!

Lazy Summer Days: I'm lucky enough to be able to work my theater schedule out so that I can have most of the summer off with my kids. It's been so nice because we've taken to doing nothing most of the time. Of course that reminds me of the time my daughter said to me: You know mom, you should pay me for doing nothing. It's the hardest thing to do because you can't stop to rest. And that's definitely not conducive to blogging.


  1. I know exactly what you mean! I used to be an everyday kind of blogger but I just can't keep it up. It's so easy to lose the flow of it, and then to go back and look at former posts and think how I could have done them better, etc. and wonder WHAT to do next? I think that's why Theme Thursday is such fun - it's nice to have a preset for at least one day a week!

    Plus after a couple days away from the computer I find myself having to catch up so much on other blogs, and that makes it worse - reading so much wonderful stuff and wondering why anyone would read mine at all when there are so many better ones out there!

    Lazy summer days are the best. I hope I can have some soon.

  2. Yes! Catching up on other blogs is wonderful and yet sometimes discouraging when I think, man I wish I had written that. I do agree about Theme Thursday. Even my kids are asking, "what's the theme this week?"

  3. I would love to blog daily but cannot. A full work load during the day, making dinner and vegging in front of the boob tube at night. I try to bring home my laptop often so I can at least read the blogs of others.

    Lately, my mind seems to be blank. I have been wanting to write but nothing seems important or interesting enough to write about.

    Re: Julia Child, I'm reading Laura Shapiro's bio of her and it's wonderful and I can't wait to see the movie about the blogger & Julia (apparently based on Julia's auto bio and the blogger's book; parallel stories).

  4. I blog daily. It's like therapy for me to take an hour and read through others thoughts and then drop mine. It also exercise for my mind and hopefully one day will turn into a book. I guess there are a lot of people that aspire to that though. It's fun and has given me a hobby.

    Yesterday was a lazy summer day for us as well. I had a rare Monday off and we did a whole lot of nothing, just played...

    have a great Tuesday!

  5. Brian that's great motivation. I used to want to write and even got an essay published in the Philly Inquirer but I realized I don't have the discipline to write everyday. That's very impressive (and so is your blog).

    California Girl, I hear you about the mind being blank. I guess I'm going to see the movie. I'm a huge Julia Child fan, have you read My Life in France? It's divine!