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News of the week:
You know how sometimes people who begin as book bloggers eventually opt to "divorce" their blog from books as a focus, suddenly stop blogging or just shut down their book blogs and start up a new one, sometimes without sharing the URL with anyone? It took me quite some time to understand why anyone would make those choices. But, now I get it.
I've been realizing, recently, that I'm in a terrible rut. I've mentioned that I'm at an odd place in my life with the empty nest and not knowing quite what to do next. Well, I think I figured it out. But, I can't explore that here. There are things I don't feel comfortable talking about at this blog, partly because I've pigeon-holed my blog, in many ways. My blog theme is "books, family, life" but it's mostly become "book reviews" and "cat photos" with little else. That's because of that awkward place I've inhabited for the last few years. I hardly even see family, now that one child has married and moved to New Jersey, the other is in college, and the husband is commuting to work.
The things I want to express . . . I don't know, they just don't feel right, here. I'm not giving up the blog. I still read, of course. I still want to write about books. And, obviously, I still have cats. :) So, this blog will continue, as is. But, I've started a new blog for working on my creative side and some other things (sigh . . . cooking, for example . . . I just don't feel comfortable joining in on the Weekend Cooking posts when I've been away from cooking for so long that I'm pretty much back to being a beginner in the kitchen).
I also started a Pinterest account through the new email associated with my new blog -- but only because I didn't want a Pinterest account associated with my Facebook account. I don't understand Pinterest, yet, not at all. As a new account holder, Pinterest made me select five categories and I have all this crap (good stuff, but overwhelming!) pinned by Pinterest to my page when, honestly, I wanted to start with a clean board. Any suggestions how to fix that? Have you set up a Pinterest account associated with Facebook? Is it troublesome in any way? I may reconsider the way I've set things up.
There's other news and it breaks my heart. We decided to continue fostering Prissy but her photo is going to be restored to the rescue website; she is available for adoption. My entire family accepts this, although we all love her to death and it took a few heartfelt family discussions to come to a decision. In the meantime, she's still around and I'll continue to post photos of her as long as she stays with us.
That is all. Happy weekend to you!
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