Ok, I went dark. And I don’t mean a spray tan. I’ve been MIA (again!!!) and I know it. But don’t fret, this is not a post about how busy I’ve been and how I need to explain myself for my long departure from the blog. I’ve been writing. Doing a lot of it. Just not here. But I realized it’s time to work on my “secret project” AND get back to Who Peed In My Pinot. I didn’t want to abandon it. It wasn’t that I intentionally started cheating on my blog with another, younger, better looking blog. I just allowed other things to take priority. But I miss it. Oh I miss it so! I created something that I truly do want to cultivate and use as a way to explore myself as a person, a woman, a mom, a friend, a wife, and a writer. To connect with all of you. All five of you who read this. I’m sure it would be less time consuming if we just texted or called each other, seeing as how I have all five of you in my contacts, but I enjoy writing these little stories of my life to you.
So, I’ve decided to refresh things a bit and come back with a new website layout, look, and feel. It’s a work in progress because I’m too cheap to hire a professional and I’m doing it myself. Some things aren’t quite functioning properly yet or looking the way I want but I’m getting there. And I’m still working through the redesign of the Who Peed in My Pinot logo, again, by myself, so if any of you want to throw a design idea my way, I’d appreciate the creative suggestions.
I’ve also done a little clean-up of the site. I’ve let go of the idea that I can (or need to, or want to) be all the things I originally set out to be and do. I want to write. I want to share my writing. So I’ve trimmed the fat, not the kind that hangs on around the area where my ass and my upper thigh converge, but the excess fat on the website. I love to cook and do tasty things with leftovers, but making the time to take poor quality pictures of food while I’m cooking it, then find the right filter to make it look like poor quality with a filter over it, and not burn and destroy the food and end up getting it on the table before 9pm was too much to accomplish. I love doing and teaching yoga, but the time consuming effort of taping, editing, and actually uploading the videos, proved to be more than this technically challenged yogi could manage.
Instead I’ve decided to just start posting those things on Instagram and FB. “Hey, I made a killer minestrone soup last night by using up leftover lasagna”! or “Here’s a time-lapse video of a great vinyasa sequence”. Awesome. Done and done in a quarter of the time. Now back to writing. Writing. Writing. And working on being a little less lengthy with my posts in order to actually post more often. Ugh. Talk about challenging. But, as my bestie M likes to say, “Challenge Accepted”.