Hey hey, blogahos.
Two sweet things of note have happened recently that I would like to share and that have led to the writing of this post. One, a mighty and light-filled friend is in the process of publishing her first cookbook, and as one of her recipe-testers, I can tell you it is a winner. It is available now for pre-order and you should buy at least two (one for you to mark up and one to give to your favourite tea-drinker). Because she is good, because this is good. She is also someone who nudges where nudges need be: in the course of our emails over the past few months, she has asked about my blog. Am I going to post anytime soon? She would like that.
I have kept that email in my inbox; it warms my wee rusty cockles. It also made me realise that I wanted to post again and that perhaps I have done myself a disservice by not continuing to cultivate this space, or at least enjoy it a bit more.
And then on Friday a friend texted me this quote from Friday Night Lights: 'Clear eyes. Full heart. Can't lose.' (Though let's be honest, she was using Cassandra-speak and said, 'Full heart, clean something can't lose.') It made me want to take the field and kick some *ss. Also, clean. (Those are the sorts of gifts Cassandra gives.)
So here I am, posting. Maybe just to see if I still have any words in me. Or maybe to see if my eyes are still clear and my heart is still full and I can't lose. Maybe this will be my personal challenge, like NaNoWriMo, except instead of a novel, I post here for thirty days in the month of November. Wouldn't that be something? (Apologies now if that happens. Who knows what nonsense will reveal itself.) I'll see if I can summon some posts in the next week or so and if it seems alright, then CRAZY LIKE A FOX.
(Coming soon: Lake Garda! I KNOW, right. You don't even want to know how long ago this was taken.)
Big hugs and lots of love,