Hello everyone! I am back from almost a year away from my blog. I have really missed the community and friends I made here during my blogging journey but for whatever reason 2019 was hard and I just could not seem to find the energy to spend on my blog. I’ve been trying to figure out why I felt that way, because I don’t want it to happen again, and all I can think is that right at the beginning of last year, when I went back to work after recharging over the holidays, our entire team was asked to put in a LOT of overtime in a very short period of time and I just burned out. I still feel like I haven’t completely recovered from that, I must be getting old or something.
So, what has happened over the past year? Well, I’ve been holding fairly steady in my weight loss journey, hovering at 5-8 pounds above my ultimate goal, until the last month. I will admit to slacking in December, and have gained about 10 pounds, but I’m getting back on track to start the new year. I’ve lost track of the weeks, and won’t likely be doing as many updates on that, other than to share some yummy recipes occasionally since I’m fairly close to my goal and don’t seem to budge much.
I’ve done a bit of crafting over the past year, not as much as I would have liked though. Between neck pain preventing me from crocheting, and just being tired by the end of the day, I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like in creating things. Having said that, I have been introduced to a new hobby, diamond painting, and will likely be sharing some progress on those projects as I work on them.
I’ve saved the best update for last! Any of you who followed me when I was blogging regularly, probably remember my furbaby, Truffles. He is still with me, I can’t believe that he’ll be 14 years old later this month! Now, I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of my family, Jasmine!
Jasmine turned 10 months old on Christmas Eve, I will tell more of her story in another post, I adopted her from a local dog rescue early last year. I was worried that when she first came to live with us that she and Truffles wouldn’t get along but, while they aren’t best buddies, they have adapted to each other pretty well. Being older, Truffles sleeps what seems like 90% of the time, Jasmine has really livened things up around here!
As for future plans for this blog, I am going to try to get myself on a regular schedule. Since I don’t want to overwhelm myself again, and abandon blogging entirely for another year, I’m starting out slowly, aiming to post once or twice a month. If things go well, I may increase to once a week, but I know I was finding it difficult to find time to blog more than once a week previously, so I’m not going to pressure myself to do so now.
Bye for now! I hope you all have a wonderful year ahead, and I can’t wait to start catching up on everything I’ve been missing!