A lot has happened since I last wrote a post. A LOT. Specifically, life happened. My life seemed to get more complicated with each passing day, week, month after having my second child. Where to begin? I had a touch of post partum depression that kicked in right around the time of my last post, which I think pinpoints the start of my departure from blogging. Life became too complicated to sit down and take time to write about it. While getting help for that depression I decided to focus more on my family. (I may talk about that depression more one day, but for now I’d rather leave it in the past. Except to say that if you are having problems after the birth of a child, please seek help. Help from a spouse, a parent, a friend, your doctor, anyone, just let someone know what you are feeling so you can get the help you need to start feeling better sooner!) At the same time the work that I do from home, on the side while my children nap, got busier, more complex and demanded more of my time. I didn’t start that work until I was pregnant with number two, which also corresponds with when my frequency of posts started to decline. Even now I feel like I used to have so much more time to explore my interests and hobbies when I only had one baby and I didn’t work (per se).
Of course the big thing that stole my attention was my husband changing jobs yet again. A change that required us to sell our house and move to another state, a few hours south. That whole process took up a year of my attention between getting the house on the market, finding a new place to live, packing up our life, unpacking in a small apartment (that apartment was a complete disaster from start to finish). Having to move again four months later, because the apartment was such a slum. Setting up shop in the new place and just trying to dig ourselves out of all of the flurry of activity to try to find a new normal. All during that time we had to deal with the sale of the house not going smoothly, in fact it only finalized just this March. And Mr Cookin was in the throes of opening a new restaurant which has had its ups and downs already. I mean it when I say A LOT has happened in the past year almost two.
When I look at where I am at today and what I currently have happening in my life I want to write about it! We’ve got quite a lot happening and plenty to share: life with a “threenager” and a two year old (next week!) that keeps us on our toes. How we are trying to focus and simplify our life. The food we eat and grow and make. The people we have formed relationships with and spend our days around. The community we are building. The crafts and projects I am still trying to keep up with. The business we would one day love to own. I make no promises but I feel some posts coming….join me?