It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t written a blog post in a long time. Since the last post was June 4, 2019 that is an understatement. My first thought is to make excuses, I have lots of them, but that would be a waste of words. Instead, I need to begin again. I need to gather some words, mix them together, and hope people will want to read them. That is the twitter length version of what a writer does. A writer is always beginning again. Always hoping their words matter, that they connect with someone. Always saying to a reader, here is something I made for you. I hope you like it.
Food is another way to connect with people. I like to cook and bake. I like looking at recipes, gathering ingredients and creating something to share. I say, Here. I took the time to make this for you. You are important to me. I hope you like it.
Just like writing sometimes the food is good and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s appreciated and sometimes it’s not. In most things we only get better by doing. So the trick with writing and baking is to not get discouraged, to keep practicing. To keep beginning again!
So I’ll start again. Reaching out through this blog hoping to connect with parents, teachers, grandparents, and writers. Offering thoughts on writing, the power of words and the importance of reading. There will be some shameless promotion of my books and reviews of other books. I’m sure Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will pop up from time to time because I find his take on life insightful.
And occasionally, like today, a recipe in case you like to connect with people over food too!
It’s February, but I am one of those people who collects cans of pumpkin. I love to use it year-round. So it wasn’t odd for me to make The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat from Ambitious Kitchen for my husband for Valentine’s Day this year. They were delicious!