Fall Cleaning and How Food Imitates Nature

Dear Friends,

I’m such a letter-writer that it felt right this evening to pen one to you.  (Or as close as one can get to approximating “pen and paper” via computer…)

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about blogging (yes, I know… “Don’t blog about blogging…”) — but you know me better than to believe I follow the rules. ;)

In my quest to be a writer, musician, haus frau, artist, yada yada, I need to make the most of my time, as do you!  (I’m so easily sidetracked…)

Anyway… between all of the above, I found myself asking, “What is the point of blogging, eh?”  (Had to throw a lil’ Minnesotan at you, yah sure, you betcha.)  There are so many bloggers out there who do it so well and whose blogs I enjoy reading and whose recipes I enjoy cooking and eating!  Do I really need to write one of my own?

In a nutshell:  I found myself wondering whether or not I’d be better off spending time on “more important matters.”  (Funny how your brain emphasizes thoughts like that, only to come up short when it’s prompted to produce an actual list of said important matters.)

Surprisingly, a conclusion came out of the blue today (better known as an answer from God…) and it was: “Blogging gives you more people to care about.”

Say what?!  (An Okie-ism.) ;)

Truth be told, it took me by surprise.  Sometimes I feel self-centered blogging about “the life and times of moi,” but lo and behold, the purpose isn’t “me” — it’s you!  Woohoo!

I can live with that.

No… I enjoy that idea tremendously!!!

What I’m trying to say is that my blog was (and is) a means to find you… folks I’d never in a million years meet (or even know existed) were it not for this unique, fun, fabulous forum that opened up my world beyond Oklahoma, USA.

For that, I’m entirely grateful.  (Actually, I’m doing the happy dance!)

While I don’t intend to spend 24/7 commenting on your blogs, when I do, it’ll be with reckless, guilt-free abandon (hallelujah!) — because the whole point is furthering human relationships (even cyber ones) — and I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend my time.

Except cooking your recipes and eating… well, never mind.

There will be time for all of the above… including today’s thoughts on How Food Imitates Nature.  (The segue is short, I promise.) :)

Sincerely, Kimby

Yesterday I posted my Teriyaki steak stir fry on FB and G+ and today it struck me how similar it was to the photos I’ve snapped recently…


Gotta love it!

Now, off to see what you’re up to!  (And thanks for being here.)

Enjoying the blessings of friendship — and blogging,

~ Kim

24 thoughts on “Fall Cleaning and How Food Imitates Nature

  1. aww what a sweet post! what an excellent way to look at this gig. it’s true, you make so many friends and from all over the place, what an amazing opportunity. thanks for the perspective, and what neat pictures!

    • Tiffany, I think the main reason we do this is because we LOVE it (which I neglected to mention in my post!) The trick is balancing our time and remembering to keep human beings in the forefront. :) Tickled to see you again, kiddo! xo

  2. I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I’m still visiting my friends online and you’re so right that it’s the people who matter. I’m glad most of my blogger friends haven’t gotten as distracted by other things as I have because I like being able to keep tabs on what’s happening in their corners of cyberspace. Fab photos, as always!

    • Shary, the whole reason I “got internet” in the first place was to connect with people. (Somehow I managed to communicate for 50 years without it, ha!) You’re right — it’s a great way to stay in touch, as long as it doesn’t become a distraction — very important distinction; thanks for pointing that out!

  3. I’m your new follower and I really enjoyed this post, and spent some time thinking the same question. Your answer to your own question really means a lot, and you are right. As long as we don’t abandon our real life and people around us (not virtual friend), I don’t think this is a waste of time or we do anything wrong. Sometimes we’re involved too much on “blogging” and forget what’s more important outside of blogging. That’s the time we need to re-evaluate… well I’m talking about myself here. :) So glad to meet you, and I love your senses on how food and nature has similar color. Very good observation and your meal looks delicious!

  4. Kimby…your blogs are always ones I especially look forward to…why? B/c you’re real, you speak from your heart, and your pithy blogs always have something that resonates a spiritual and insightful (not like I’m hit by a bolt of lightening mind you, but close!) message that needs reminding in my brain…so, you see, you do write for others who totally adore you, including me. I, too, believe food imitates nature, and I’m glad you created these visual images…funny how our brains work… you’re spinning quite a few plates in your life, so take time to nourish your soul, my friend…xox hugs Ally

    • Ally, I feel the same way about reading your posts… friends living life and sharing little (or big) insights along the way. Loved your birthday post — you know how I feel about aging gracefully. :) Thanks for the affirmations, kiddo. xo

  5. Aaawww, I love hearing about you & your world too, Kim.Have fun in the new adventures of property management. I’ll start checking on you to make sure the tenants haven’t eaten you alive.

    • Dawn, the adventure began with some heavy duty cleaning (which is why my mind was probably on the topic when I wrote this, ha!) Thanks for checking up on me… so far, so good!

  6. Kim, when I saw your first shot, I was expecting to see u holding the broom in a pretty dress sweeping your yard in the next pix. Somehow, the image of u with a dress & a matching hair tier from your previous post just popped up. Hahaha! I thought u’re gonna talk about house cleaning :)

    Lovely post as always! xoxo

    • ChopinandMysaucepan, with your eye for photography, it will be an interesting scavenger hunt! Looking forward to your results! You two have a great week as well. :)

  7. That was one of my overall takeaways from the conference this weekend. It’s not about you, it’s about others. Drawing them in and creating a community. Sharing life with each other. It’s beautiful :)

    • So glad to hear you came home from the conference with some “applicable wisdom,” Elizabeth! Inspirational get-aways (be they conferences or porch sweeping sessions) are a boost that carry over into our lives — and blogs! :)

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