Or as my husband would say, y halo thar. Renee here, and I have decided to give the blogging thing a whirl. Though I have considered the idea for years, I felt hesitant to do it. What do I have to talk about? Where will I find the time? What if no one reads it! Well, those are probably all valid questions; however, I decided now is better than later. I heard my sister's voice echoing in my head, "before I had kid's I thought I did not have time to do anything...now that I have two kids I realized I had all the time in the world!"
So that takes care of the time concern...now what will I be blogging about? As an interior designer by profession there will be some of that. In college I had the nickname Betty Crocker, so I will share cooking adventures, too. My husband and I have embarked on the search for our first home; it has been a depressing start, but I know the new year will bring more listings! We hope to find a place that could use a little sledgehammer action...and I love me some power tools, so eventually the main focus will be home DIY renovation. And if this blog lasts, then one day, God willing, I will share my adventure into mommyhood. Not yet though - I still need to rip down some walls, install herringbone wood floors, and of course take a wine tour in Italy...I do not think I am supposed to do those things when I am knocked up!
Finally - what if no one reads this...or no one comes back after reading once? I have spent too long worrying about what other people think. Most importantly, I have not taken time to write in YEARS. I used to write all the time; my family drove nearly an hour from Snellville Georgia to Marietta for church on Sundays, and I either read a book, wrote novellas/poems/screen plays in a composition notebook, or sketched in my artist notebook the whole way. Now, I never sketch, I never write, and I barely read. (No wonder I feel my IQ has dropped.) Here's to writing and reading more in the new year...I think I will skip the sketching; I have graduated to Photoshop for my playtime.
Raise a glass of Tempranillo, and meet me back here Saturday as I prep for a good southern New Years Day dinner...skillet cornbread, spicy black eyed peas and peach cobbler are absolutely on this menu. The meat is still TBD, and I just cannot do mustard greens.