I haven’t blogged much lately because I am not sure what to say. It seems like a funny thing for me and I never want to force anything. Usually the words flow naturally and writing gives me such a sense of peace. I have been so exhausted these days though. My life is pretty exhausting, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t completely love it. I can’t complain really because I love keeping busy and having so much to do. I am not the type of person who likes to sit around or watch T.V. I always have to be doing something.
I have still been spending any time I can on the book, which actually looks like a book now! I started working really hard after Kesa’s birthday, around June 5th and when I look back, I see just how far it has come. It seems to be like climbing a mountain, I keep going at it, wondering when I will make it only to see there is still so far to go. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, but I don’t let myself get discouraged and just give as much time as I can to it in a day, even if it is just testing one recipe or spending 10 minutes on the computer.
It has been a lot of editing and time spent at the computer with strained eyes. I have also been cooking and baking like there is no tomorrow. Seriously, you would think I have at least 8 children to feed with the amount of food we have stocked in our fridge and freezer right now. I never thought that I would have to plead with my kids to eat more cookies. I am always offering cookies to people. I think I am turning into a crazy cookie lady.
We have been going to my parents place (AKA Grandma’s lake) to swim. It is my time to relax and just be. I love swimming and always have since I grew up on the water. I am a total water baby. Autumn is learning to overcome her fear of water and swim a little with me. Kesa stays on the beach and has her adventures. It is always such a beautiful time for us all. Whenever we go there, I bring along cookies with me to give to my parents to taste test. Their freezer is also full of containers of baking and I think that they too are hoping that I will be done soon.
I was hoping that by the time Serafina turns one (which is in just 17 days) that I will be done and can start printing soon. I joked to Craig that maybe we should just have a raw vegetable platter for her birthday, since I am baking pretty much everyday. Cake doesn’t seem too exciting to anyone around here. There is also school to start again in the fall and I wanted to spend more time with Kesa starting Pre-K this school year. This summer just seems to be flying on by and life just does not want to slow down.
I do have a bunch of recipes, but I am really trying to not share them because I want to have some surprises in the book (he he he). I know that sounds evil, but it is true. Usually I can’t wait to share, but I think I want to keep some secrets although that is usually an impossible feat for me. There are some real goodies in there though! Every time I come up with something new I get really excited and can’t wait to share it, so we will have to see what happens. I think some of the newer things are my best recipes yet, which makes me wonder if I should keep going a little longer before calling it done. Who knows what other magic will happen in my kitchen.
And that is where life is at these days. More from me soon, when my eyes are less strained. 🙂