Just Breathe

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bad Day At The Office

I usually shy away from those “apology” posts that some put up when they haven’t blogged in a while.  I find them self indulgent.   I figure that if you miss a few weeks of blogging, the earth will still go right on spinning until you can jump back in.  However, after my last exasperated post about my Buttery Lemon Bars “Recipe in Pictures”, I was afraid that you might think I’d thrown in the dish towel, and that is not the case.

Life has a way of taking us by surprise from time to time, and sometimes, you just have to stop until you can catch your breath.  There have been some very stressful things going on in my life these past few months and I am trying to catch my breath.  The truth is, that lately I simply haven’t been cooking much or baking at all, because I don’t have the time or energy to do so.  And those of you who blog, understand that it’s not just about preparing food.  Putting up a post worth reading involves taking lots of photos, editing them and actually writing something  interesting – all of which  are time consuming and labor intensive.

On a brighter note, I have to tell you that I have the best readers in the world!  Several of you have emailed to check in on me.  It warms my heart to know that there are people out there who actually miss me and this little blog of mine.  Please don’t worry.  Nobody is sick,  dying or getting divorced!  It’s a temporary thing.   In fact, I’m even planning some updates and new features for SGCC.   And, I’m really going to try to spend some time this weekend whipping up some fabulous treats for you – so I hope you’re hungry!   Until then, just breathe!

XOXO,

Susan

19 responses to Just Breathe

  1. On March 30, 2011 at 10:48am, bellini said...

    I am breathing Susan. Hope the bump in the road is over!

    • On March 30, 2011 at 10:50am, Susan said...

      Thanks, Val. Hopefully, soon…

  2. On March 30, 2011 at 11:21am, Rosa said...

    We are all breathing again… Don’t worry, we understand. My life has also been a bit hectic lately too so I know what you are talking about. Take your time and relax.

    I hope thzat you are doing well though.

    All the best,

    Rosa

  3. On March 30, 2011 at 11:41am, Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

    I was starting to get worried – your photos are always so great to look at(esp. when I’m dealing with the 9to9 and need an escape). I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out well for you!

  4. On March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm, Chez Us said...

    Right there with you on this. I have been so swamped, barely time to indulge over at my favorite sites, such as SGCC; let alone write that often. Glad to know you are fine, and busy in a good way. Your rock it!!

    ps… love that stock photo. Saw it the other day, when I was looking for stock for our company site. I want to add it to the site, but not sure how it would go over with our clients!

  5. On March 30, 2011 at 2:43pm, Melissa said...

    I totally feel you and have been taking a breather from my brand new blog as well. Life has a way of getting crazy when we least expect it and you totally deserve a breather!

  6. On March 30, 2011 at 3:11pm, Kristen said...

    I know the feeling and am glad that you are pausing to take care of yourself because if you didn’t, this beautiful blog would become something you resented instead of loved! :)

  7. On March 30, 2011 at 3:14pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    Hi Susan, so interesting that your post should appear in my box today just when I am contemplating the very SAME thing for similar reasons.
    I’ll be thinking of you and looking forward to whenever it is you’ll be back.

  8. On March 30, 2011 at 3:54pm, Pat said...

    So glad it was nothing too serious, Susan! I was worried after I read a few comments on your facebook page. Hope it all clears up soon and life becomes smooth sailing! Blogging does tale up a lot of time so don’t stress out about it and keep it pleasurable for yourself! {{hugs}}

  9. On March 30, 2011 at 4:57pm, Joanne at Frutto della Passione said...

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an assistant, or maybe even an intern ;) sometimes I would give just about anything to have someone I could delegate to. But I find too, that when the blog has to take a back seat for a little while, coming back to it is all that much sweeter! Hang in there and we’ll wait patiently.

  10. On March 30, 2011 at 6:28pm, Susan said...

    Thank you all for understanding. It makes me feel better to know that I’m not alone. Hopefully, all of this other stuff will get sorted out soon and I’ll have more time to do what I really enjoy – sharing delicious things with you! :)

  11. On March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm, Joan Nova said...

    It really is amazing how so many people you may have never met, but who know you through the blog, really care!

    I hope you’re still planning to go to FBF next week ’cause I’m looking forward to meeting in person.

  12. On March 30, 2011 at 8:43pm, Nancy said...

    I totally get it, I feel so guilty when I am so busy making stuff that I do not take the time to blog about it. I even think in my head what I will say during the creating process, but frequently it just does not happen. Blogging takes a lot of time!

    Take care, hope everything calms down for you soon.

  13. On April 01, 2011 at 12:51am, NancyO said...

    Susan,
    As a (mostly) silent admirer, yours is one of the first blogs I discovered and have faithfully followed for years now. I so enjoy your style and your Italian recipes have hit a cultural “home” with me, as I am a Pacific NW transplant from the NY Tri-State area. BTW, I have it WAY too good out here… Food nirvana, really. ANYWAY, life gets in all our ways at times. I’ll keep nosing and poking and hoping for more. And like a family member, I won’t go away until SGCC dies. :)
    NancyO

  14. On April 03, 2011 at 7:07am, Maris (In Good Taste) said...

    I certainly know that feeling all too well. Enjoying browsing through your past posts!

  15. On April 03, 2011 at 6:40pm, Priyanka said...

    Hi…Have an award waiting for you in my blog….Do claim it… :)

  16. On April 03, 2011 at 10:50pm, Stephanie said...

    Glad to hear that you’re still around. sometimes it’s nice to take a little bit of a break :D

  17. On April 04, 2011 at 4:49pm, Halle said...

    I’m glad you’re back! i’ve enjoyed your blog for a while and it always makes me sad to lose a great source of baking inspiration.

  18. On April 09, 2011 at 5:00pm, Maryann said...

    Susan, Yes I have missed your posts. Are you still writing for CL? Glad to know everything is OK.

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