“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) A time to blog; and a time to refrain from blogging.
I took a sabbatical from the blog and much of the internet world this summer /fall. What initially began as an effort to direct all energy, creative and otherwise, to
surviving spending precious time with my sweet, sweet little buttons of joy . . .
. . . turned into energy funneled towards back-to-school, soccer season, PTA volunteer hours, and getting caught up around the house.
I felt good about my decision to take a step back from writing; it can be time-consuming and I had other priorities. During that time, we continued living our version of a green lifestyle, but, to be candid, I found that I lost my voice. (Frankly, I think that all stores of humor were used up coping with children on summer vacation.)
And so, a choice.
I would like to keep sharing with whoever is reading (thanks, Mom and Dad), the ways in which I continue to fall deeper into my delusion that I am normal. (Well, who WOULDN’T feel the need to repent for accepting a Styrofoam to-go box at lunch? How could I have forgotten to bring my own container?! Shame.)
It may be that “c” will take over for a bit, while my voice comes back. Yes, she may be boring, but she is a straight-shooter and will still provide valuable information for those who are interested in furthering their green living efforts.
Stayed tuned, though, because upcoming posts include musing on Thanksgiving, more no- and low-waste holiday ideas (decorating, wrapping, gifts, etc), and two reports on experiments this past year. One experiment was about garbage and the other was doing one week of a techno-entertainment fast every other month.
Teaser question about the garbage report (as if people could be “teased” by reeking refuse)—how many times, so far this year, have I taken the full garbage bin out to the street?
“A time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (3:7)