Friday, May 16, 2014

Whatcha Doin'?

Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I found it very easy to call people up and chat.  No agenda, nothing important going on, no reason at all; I would just chat.  I'd even call people I knew in other countries, just to chit chat.  I don't know when this became difficult for me.  It may be connected to the periods of time when I have had no phone, but I don't think so.

Regardless of when it happened, I am solidly in a "not very chatty" phase.  Don't get me wrong, I actually still love to chat, I simply no longer instigate these opportunities the way I used to.  Part of it, I am sure, has to do with busy-ness.  I do have a lot on my plate these days. At the same time though, I ploughed through a 1001 New York Times crossword puzzles book (with the aid of my hubby) in about 6 months or so.  Definitely enough time for plenty of chatting there.

So then, I blame it on not knowing how busy others are and not wanting to interrupt their busy schedules with the trivialities of my life.  It gives me an easy out, sort of.

A similar principle holds true here, on my blog.  I run out of stuff to say, because to me, it seems like I will be repeating myself, over and over again.  I mean, writing about sustainability and living on a growing farm is bound to be that way.  For example:

What are we doing right now?  Planting

of course, and hoeing or pulling rows clean of weeds.

We are also picking strawberries
(which is a big deal because we've never successfully grown strawberries before), and eating killer salads
(which is not such a big deal because we do it all the time).

What I am really aching to chat about is whatever YOU want to chat about.  Whatcha doing? Whatcha wanna know about sustainable living, about farming, about gardening, about co-operative living?  Let me know and I promise I'll write about it (assuming, of course that it's a topic I am familiar with).

Heck if I'm not familiar with a given topic I'll bring on a guest writer.


  1. I love you whether you're feeling chatty or not. You could tell us about how you planned, prepared, and began living as loosely connected to society as you are...or something. :)

    1. Thank you dear sister for your reply! I will indeed do just that!