Monday, February 6, 2017
Deciding What to Not Blog About
I updated my post yesterday with a few pictures. In the end, I toned down the Super Bowl menu as energy and appetites waned, so skipped the flat bread, fries, and quesadilla, and still more than enough. Appetizers are filling! I'm glad we had not accepted any one's invite, and that no one was looking for a place to watch the game and came to our house. I needed a quiet afternoon and evening. DH's family had double bad news. We found out on Saturday morning when we were out of town, that both his great aunt and his mom's best friend died earlier that morning, at the exact same time.
My MIL is a snowbird in Arizona, and needed help from someone to arrange flights to get back here. DH texted that I would help, but couldn't do anything until Sunday when we were home and knew her precise plans based on dates and times for services.After a long call, several texts with other family members, all is sorted for her transportation, flowers will be ordered, and my MIL hopefully can be back this week without stress. I had written a very long post about this, mostly a vent about DH's family dynamics, but have decided that writing out my frustration was well enough and I don't need to subject the universe to it by hitting the publish budget.
This little blog is cathartic for me and gives me an outlet not just for my brain, but also for my soul at times. Often what I write is a mind dump as if I was talking with a girlfriend over a good cup of coffee or glass of wine. Thank you for all of that. However, not every subject I need to vent about would neither be fair to others involved in my drama, as it is my view only, but also irrelevant and uninteresting to readers. While of course the hobby bloggist has full editorial and content licenses to write anything on their blog, I sometimes scratch my head after reading a post, and think, "why did I just read that?"
My theme for lack of descriptor, is sharing my experience around money, time, and home/kitchen management, and how these overlap with my day to day life and long term goals. Even with a very broad spectrum, I veer off course, often with little tales of my kids, a loosely related anecdote in an effort to support my point, or a consumer experience. Sometimes I'll want to write in response to current events, how they are impacting me and occupying my thoughts. Hopefully those side trips make the blog more personal, and real because the stories illustrate what's going on that makes money, time, and kitchen management difficult and absolutely essential.The post I wrote, but am choosing to not publish, is pure and simple steam blowing, with no substantive value to you all. I hope you all hold me accountable, politely please, if I go blog rogue in the future.