Can you hear the crickets chirping? That’s because it’s been so quiet around these parts. In all honesty, I’ve not felt like writing much. Oh, I’ve been writing — but in my journal. I’ve also been on vacation — a much needed reprieve which gave me time to rebalance myself. If you want to see some of my vacation photos, head over to my Instagram page. Hey, I could have you sitting through slide shows.
I’m sitting at home and there’s so much I want to write about, but I am still keeping it in my journal. I’d love to write publicly about what’s going on in Missouri, Egypt, Israel, etc., but that’s not what this spot is for. I like for you to think of this, my home on the internet, as a place you come to visit — a good hostess never discusses politics when you’re at her home.
I really feel what I’m doing here today is part self-justification — trying to explain to you why I’ve not been writing. When I don’t really need to explain — but maybe I do. You see, I’ve started doing interviews for my book and realize how much I suck at them. Interviewing is definitely a learned process and one that will take time. In the meantime, I’ll be listening to a lot more NPR as part of my self-education during this process.
One thing I did learn in the interviewing process — if you phrase a sentence the wrong way, you’ll make people bristle. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Other times it is not.
Now to do a 180 degree turn, we’re still waiting on the building permits. Turns out the lady that issues them has been out of work and there was no one to process them. Talk about coming home from vacation and instantly finding stress. I know this whole process takes time, but I was hoping to come home and find the lot graded and possibly the foundation poured. (I really sound like a first world problem right now.)
I’m also going to be sharing part of my vacation and getting back to my “What I’ve Learned” series of posts. I might also whip up some fall food recipes for you to enjoy. You just never know — after all, many great cooks have told me “it’s just a pinch of this and a pinch of that.”