Thursday, January 9, 2014

In the Kitchen (and a tiny bit of blog business)


Photo 52,  Week 2:  In the Kitchen

If you've been around here long enough, 
you've seen MANY pictures of my kitchen
and you KNOW this isn't it!


When we go visit Lee's family in Georgia,


our trip would not be complete


with a stop at our favorite OUTDOOR kitchen...




…for some boiled (pronounced "bowled") peanuts.


They make Lee so happy on the drive home!


And now for the blog business.

I feel a ridiculous need to issue a disclaimer.  I was encouraged by something I read, on a blog that I have enjoyed greatly, to write.  I love to write.  It is how I process best.

I have noticed that lately, I have written less and plastered my blog with photos more.  Don't get me wrong, I love my photos, and they are not going away anytime soon.  But I have not taken the time to write much, because it seems to me that everything I want to say, I have already written.  Take the other day, for example, when I wrote a small lament over not being The Very Best Mom.  That is all stuff I have written before.  But it felt great to say it, because that day it hit me in a new way, and one little part of it had been an aha! moment for me in recent weeks.  It just played itself out perfectly in that snowstorm.

So I hope to start writing more again.  I'm telling you that so you don't worry about me if you read something and think, "Hmm, that sounds familiar.  Is this a repost of an earlier piece?"  Probably, it's not.  Possibly, you'll know that from the current pictures.

I cringe at the idea of being redundant, for the gracious people who have taken precious time to read my blog.  But this is where I'm reminded that ultimately, I blog for me and mine.  I am humbled by the fact that sometimes what I write strikes a chord with someone else.  That is a gift of Grace.


Skeller said...

you just go ahead and write what you want when you want however many times you want! I promise you, if I've read it before and I read it again, it'll be words worth remembering and being encouraged by.

HJ said...

Don't we learn through redundancy? And those pearls of yours that strike others chords, well, we'll all benefit again! Besides, you've been more than gracious to be one of the very few loyal readers of my repeated banging head against wall lamentations, so you know I won't judge harshly!!! ;-) Writing helps me so much too - and I often remind myself that same thing, when I wish to people please through it - that that is not the point. I think what makes blogging so special is the intimacy of it - the finding of community and shared experience or feelings in the strangest of places. That truly is grace!! Anyhow, I haven't yet, but am looking forward to reading the post about the blogging that you posted in P-52.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm thrilled that you're going to be writing more - I am always, always able to find a lesson in what you say. And just so you know, when I read a book I love I often reread it once or twice, or in the case of the Clan of the Cave Bear series, three times. :) blessings, marlene

Tracy P. said...

Thanks so much friends! I appreciate the encouragement! :-)