Weston: “I didn’t believe you could come up with a more annoying animal, yet YOU HAVE.”
(Maia spent some time inside this weekend.)
Moving on—I find comments like this one so baffling.
“I am through reading CITR after 3 years. I loyally check in every day and in the last few months there has been little or no content. I have told over 100 people about this blog but lately I haven’t mention it. I will fine another site for my daily reading.”
In the last few months, there has been at least one post almost every day. Sometimes more than one. Sometimes due to things going on in my life, a day or two has gone by with no post at all. I’m a real person, not a machine sitting at a computer. My site is free. On the one hand, such a complaint is the highest compliment! It’s flattering that someone would get upset because they want MORE of my writing. What is baffling is that if they like it that much, why would they want to never read my writing again just because I don’t write as much as they wish? Isn’t that cutting off your nose to spite your face?
In the past year and a half, I have moved to a new farm, learned to manage it by myself, started my life over, and written a book. (A big one.) I’ve also written nearly a thousand posts on this website in that time. Am I never allowed to have a few days off?
The Deciding What to Do post was literal, by the way! Meaning, I was deciding what to do about the horses in the yard. Shut the main gates at the driveway and enjoy them in the yard for the weekend–which I do enjoy–or get the fence fixed asap and put them back. I’m not always referring to anything secret in my life. There are ALWAYS secret things going on in my life! Because as much as I share on this website, I have a private personal life. Sometimes I really wish I could write about these things, but if I do, then I will have no private personal life….. And that isn’t just about dating, but about other personal relationships and events in my life and the people around me, especially my family and children.
I intend to write this website UNTIL I DIE. If I’m married to anything, it’s this website, it is my love. There will be periods in my life when I write more posts per day, and periods when I write less, depending on what else is going on in my life at the same time. And I know that the majority of you that are here understand that and are supportive of that, and for that I am grateful to you. I wrote more when I was living at Stringtown Rising because I WAS UNHAPPY. Writing helped me focus on something besides my sometimes unpleasant private life. And you were here, and for that I am also grateful.
Right now? I’m happy. Some days more, some days less, but always happier than I was at Stringtown Rising, especially in the last couple years there. This website is still and always will be at the top of my priority list but it isn’t MY WHOLE LIFE anymore.