Take Back Your Time!

Serenity now!

You may have noticed that my blog posts have been somewhat sporadic recently.  Actually, that may be an understatement.  A couple of people have asked me what’s going on, and to put any lingering doubts to rest: I’m alive, I’m not in jail, and I haven’t run off to join a hippie commune.  (Yes, if you’re wondering, they still have those.  I swear I haven’t done that much research.)

The truth is, I’ve just been busy.  Crazy, over-the-top, spinning-around-until-I-fall-down busy.  I’ve had to focus on the most pressing things, like My Job and My Marriage, and things like Returning Phone Calls, Vaccuuming, and unfortunately, Taking Pictures Of My Food And Posting Them On The Internet, have taken a backseat for awhile now.  In addition to work being busy (which is a great thing in my industry, and I’m certainly not complaining!) I’ve had some travel on the agenda, mostly related to my high school BFF’s wedding last month, in which I was thrilled to be a bridesmaid.  (Congratulations again, girlfriend!  Luv you!)  And ultimately, moving to a new town and changing switching from the subway to a driving commute required more of an adjustment than I expected.  It seems I’ve had less time recently, and this blog has suffered for it.  For that, I am truly sorry.  Not only does this blog enrich my life, but I flatter myself that somewhere out there, someone might be trying some of my recipes and getting some joy out of them.  And I haven’t posted much recently, and I hate that.  To those of you who’ve stuck with me, thank you for giving me the time I needed to sort my routine out.

Anyway, from this moment forward, I’m starting a blog challenge to TAKE BACK MY TIME.  No, work isn’t going to get any less busy, anytime soon.  No, my commute isn’t going to change.  And yes, I’m still going to have competing priorities.  But I’ve always believed that there are ways to fit in everything you want to do, if indeed you really do want to do it.  And one of those ways is to find smart little time savers, put them into practice, and make them habits.  I’ve got a number of these time saving tips stored up in my dusty attic of a brain.  Some are kitchen-related, and some aren’t.  Some of them, I use regularly.  Some, I know I should.  Some simply intrigue me.  I’m going to be experimenting with them all and taking you along for the ride.  I hope that, somewhere along the line, this will bring me some sanity and free me up to post more regularly.  And I hope it does the same for some of you out there, too.

So there you have it: something to look forward to.  I’ll be sprinkling in these time-saving techniques along with my usual recipes.  I’m aiming to make this a weekly feature, for as long as that seems reasonable.  And hey, if you have any ideas for me on how you take back your own time, give me a shout in the comments or on Twitter.  I’ll give you a blog shout-out!

How do you save time?


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