I’m Still Here

I don’t know why but I keep trying to write a new post and each time I end up closing the page and just not getting there. I feel sort of bankrupt creatively again and I’m not sure why…other than a bit of stress which can get in the way at times.

My workouts are going well with the kettlebell. I’m over halfway through the 21 day kettlebell challenge. I’ve stopped weighing myself though because the scale really won’t budge and that makes me want to take the damn thing and throw it through a window! *takes deep breath and calms down.  I’m eating right, not too much, not too little but I’m adding muscle, muscle, muscle so I am firming up and getting stronger. I’m not one of those girls who minds getting/building muscle. I like it. Granted, I don’t care to be huge but maybe a little ripped yes. 🙂 Even the 12kg (26lb) and the 30lb are getting too light for my swings now. I need to order the 16kg soon. Love it.

This weekend my mom and uncle came down to stay overnight as today they headed down to southern Wisconsin to visit an elderly cousin of ours. I made Quinoa Salad with Black Bean & Mango, Polenta Pie and a pork roast for them. It turned out very nice. Today I’m making Acorn Squash, Pear and Aduki Soup with Sauteed Shiitakes for supper as they will be stopping by on their way back up north.  The Acorn Squash, Pear and Aduki Soup with Sauteed Shiitakes has become one of my favorite soups.

Other than that, writing has been non-existent. I’m too scatter-brained right now. I need to get my focus back. *digs around in junk drawer for missing focus. Drat. Not there.

Right now, it is chilly out but I have the patio doors open and I’m listening to the chimes tinkle in the breeze. That calms me as I sit here waiting for my peanut oil to liquefy. Everything else is chopped up and ready to go. My house is filled with the scent of onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger and pear right now. Heavenly. 🙂

If I could share my soup with you I would. I do so in my thoughts. Enjoy! 🙂

0 thoughts on “I’m Still Here

  1. Junk drawers are fun things. You get to poke around in them and there’s always something in there you forgot about.

    I’ll say it again–that soup sounds heavenly. I’ve never seen aduki beans in cans up here, though :/ Should I make them from dry or sub another kind of beans, do you think?

    • I usually make them from dry – they have a better taste – I think. I just did the canned this time to save time. 🙂 Let me know if you try it! I also use Bragg’s Amino Acids instead of soy sauce. Much healthier for you and better taste.

  2. I’m so glad that you’re “here.” We miss you when you’re gone, but know that life demands attention. Don’t ever worry about entertaining, or having the important issue to cover. As you have told me…there is no right or wrong…I like hearing about you sitting with the patio doors open. I can hear the tinkling wind chimes now, and I hope that it calms you as the idea of it does me.

    Sending you warm hugs, and reassurance that you & Jess will make the best decisions for your family. We’re always out here, if you need us, just like you’ve been there for us!

  3. Sorry to hear your creative well is not overflowing. We all go through those periods, and stress can be such a detriment. Have you considered getting that camera of yours out and wandering around, snapping photos? That always seems to ignite my creativity. It’ll come to you. It will.

    And all this talk of your yummy meals is making me HUNGRY, Tracy. Thanks again for kettlebell info. I’ve yet to sit my butt down and read it all (but I will. I’m excited to see what it’s all about). Need to determine if this is something I should do outdoors so I’m not smacking my cats in the head…

  4. That is the sweetest ending to a blog post ever–thank you! I know what you mean about “bankrupt creatively.” I have been feeling the same way. I have lots turning over in my mind, it’s just not ready to be born yet. Give yourself a hug and don’t beat yourself up about it. That is the one draw back to blogging–the constant nagging feeling that posts need to go up on the regular. I think it’s unhealthy for writers to feel that kind of pressure.

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