Monday, May 24, 2010

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

That was just what I needed.

My extra-long weekend away from the blogosphere was spent doing a lot of this:

But we also cooked a lot and laughed a lot.

It has been unseasonably warm around here, so we took our food processor for a spin to try out the banana ice cream Mama Pea linked to last week. Oh, my lovelies, it is good. And good for you! You won't believe it's just frozen bananas until you give it a whirl for yourself. And definitely include the agave/cocoa powder topping!

Remember how I shared our love of pizza recently? Well, we decided to veer from our tried-and-true toppings this weekend, and we went with pesto. We used a vegan pesto recipe from my new fave cookbook -- Supermarket Vegan. So yummy. Close to ridiculously yummy. I want to share it with you, but are there some sort of copyright issues with that? Hmmmmm. I need to find out because you would love it. And I'd happily type it out, but I wouldn't be so happy about being sued by the recipe's creator. Yeah. That little detail.

Yes, I enjoyed my time off immensely. While I was away, I did a lot of thinking. And here is where I'm at: I didn't miss blogging very much. Oh, I thought of a few things that I wanted to get off my chest (like D-E-licious pesto recipes!), but they weren't thoughts that couldn't wait awhile.

So I've decided to do a little less blogging and a lot more living.

I'm not abandoning this project, and that is largely because of the fabulous support I've received through baring my heart and soul here, but I do want to step back a bit. I've tried really hard to record my thoughts consistently, but there are times when I would actually rather read a book or take a nap or try a new recipe!

Right now, the plan is to be here often, but that will probably translate into Not Daily. There may be weeks where it's raining, or I'm feeling talkative, or I just need some extra socializing, and you'll see me around constantly again. But there may also be weeks when I sneak off for some needed time away without feeling guilty about it.

When I'm 103, and I look back on my life, I want to be happy I took time to stop and smell the peonies.

They're here such a short time.


Lucy said...

When you DO blog, I shall be reading.

Tricia said...

lovely pics

Flabby McGee said...

absolutely!!! Living comes first - especially with kids. Seems like my son was born yesterday, now he's 9. crazy how time evaporates. Live life and don't ever feel guilty for wanting to NOT be tied to a computer!!

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

I'm with Lucy. ;)

Natalie said...

I just wrote about enjoying life's little moments more on my blog and someone else just wrote the same thing on their blog. Now you? Weird! We must have all had inspiring weekends!

You should never blog out of guilt. I never do. I only blog when I want to and if it brings me satisfaction.

Enjoy life my friend :)