Thursday, October 29, 2009

Back Blogging? Maybe?

So for the first time in a really long time I have actually felt like blogging. I used the excuse over the summer that the formatting is all screwy on my blog and I’m too lazy to try and figure out what’s wrong with it and I’ve been too busy to even think about blogging, but the truth is that I just haven’t felt like it. By the time I quit it had turned into a source of stress – I continued reading most everyone’s blogs, but only commented if it would’ve absolutely killed me if I didn’t.

BUT, ironically, the insanity that is my life lately is what is making me consider blogging again. You see nothing much has happened this summer except, EXCEPT, I got engaged! I know. It’s just too exciting.

The point is I am now working full time, going to school full time, and planning a wedding. Honestly, I’m not complaining, I’m super excited to get married – just ask Chuckles who is probably tired of hearing about just how excited I am…it’s just a lot to take on all at once.

But I was reminded this week when I realized that I wouldn’t have time to meet with any florists for another two months of a blog I came across when I first started blogging. I blogged about this when I first found it, but I don’t think anybody really read it so you’ll just have to deal with me recycling old material because it is much more relevant this time around. This other blog which I couldn’t even link to if I wanted to because I would never be able to find it again was all about how amazing this girl was and how we can all learn SO MUCH from her. She was also going to school in the evenings, working full time, planning a wedding, and AND exercising regularly (she was very very fit).

I am in a very similar situation as Miss Perfect because I have decided to run the Seattle Rock n Roll half marathon next summer so I am trying to run at least four days a week. So, anyway, this girl could do it all AND MORE. I mean she could probably do it all while juggling knives…that are on fire…or something equally difficult.

I, on the other hand, will be grateful if I walk down the aisle with a full head of hair. Really, when it comes right down to it, I think this girl was lying through her teeth about how easy it all was. Either, that, or she was only getting three hours of sleep a night, which is quite unhealthy, but would explain why she sounded so Cuh-razy.

I guess what I’m trying to say here is that girl has lost her marbles. Am I right or am I right?

In other news, there is a restaurant in Seattle that has “bacon fat sautéed candy corn” on its menu – they’re serving it with scallops. If I were honest about what I would do with free time it would be eating dinner at that restaurant, not going for a long run or meeting with florists.


Jane said...

Oh yay! Congratulations! I'm glad you're (maybe?) back!

Elyse said...

hi! I've never commented, but I always loved reading your blog. You are always so funny and (in a hopefully non-creepy-seeming way) you always seemed like someone my friends and I would hang out with.

Anyway, I've fallen off the blogging bandwagon as well, so I just wanted to say I've been there and I'm glad you're (at least temporarily) back! Also, huge congrats on the engagement!!

Elyse (from the now-very-dusty

Kez said...

I hope you enjoy your planning. I planned my wedding while studying full time and working (luckily I was a dog walker so I got paid to exercise, work flexible hours and hang out with pets - which can be soothing).

Hope everything goes well, and if it doesn't - have a glass of wine and laugh about it. Everything will turn out :)

Yay for you!!!

Anonymous said...

so excited about your engagement!
i really hope you do come back to blogging because i would LOVE to hear your take on all things wedding planning. it's quite possibly the most fun and ridiculously absurd thing to do all at the same time.
at least pictures, maybe?

shine said...


Meg Kathleen said...

Jane - Thanks! I'm going to try blogging again - depends on how well I organize my time I guess.

Elyse - Thanks! It's not creepy at all!

Kez - Thanks! Wine does help everything doesn't it?

Notsojenny - Thanks! I've definitely enjoyed reading all your posts about wedding planning. I think we have very similar ideas about what we want.

Shine - Thanks! By the way, I have been enjoying your TMI posts!

Bayjb said...

Holy cow! What a great surprise to see you in my Reader! I hope you're back, can't wait to read your posts on a daily basis again :)

I'm in a new URL now too!

Elizabeth said...

I had a big ol' smile when I saw you in the feed reader! Congrats on getting engaged, and if you do go get those sauteed candy corns, you could always call it wedding research--you just might end up serving that at your reception. ;)

Anyway, welcome back--in case you didn't know, I moved away from The Spotted Ottoman!

Andy said...

You got engaged? Congratulations girl! :) :)

And wow, it sounds like it's going to be some BUSY months!

Meg Kathleen said...

Bayjb - I've been reading you! Hopefully, I'll keep posting, it's hard getting back into the swing of things. I need my blogging mindset back.

Elizabeth - Excellent idea! Maybe we'll have candy corn as a dessert instead of cake. I've never been a fan of wedding cake anyways.

Andy - Thanks!

Jay Ferris said...

Congrats, and I look forward to watching your unique brand of crazy develop as the wedding inches closer with each passing day!

Meg Kathleen said...

Jay - I know! I think people should start taking bets on when I end up in the closet with a bottle of tequila.

Jessica Lawlor said...

OMG! Congrats. I can't believe you're blogging again..I had taken you out of my read because I thought you were gone forever but I'll have to add you back in!

Anonymous said...

You're back! And your first post back has a delicious tidbit about bacon and candy corn. You rock.

Dingo said...

Oh, and congrats! And yes, that girl was full of shit. Or amphetamines.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! And so glad to maybe have you back, hehe.

Meg Kathleen said...

Jessica - Thanks!

Dingo - No, YOU ROCK! And I think that girl was probably taking caffeine pills like Jesse Spano

Amindinmotown - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OMG you're blogging again?! Where the eff have I been??

CONGRATULATIONS on the wedding!!! Okay, I have some catching up to do.....