Back in May I started writing a blog for The Columbian entitled Corks and Forks; a blog about healthier food paired with wine. While I love food and I love wine, I soon realized I’m not one to wax on about the many attributes of an artichoke (although I can get pretty excited about salmon and chickpeas). I’ve read bloggers who have a gift for that, a passion for food that transfers more vividly than mine.
After a month off, I really miss writing a blog. I also realize I have several things I’m passionate about so I’m going with a broader format hence the title Mixed Bag.
As I stated, I love food and wine but I’ve also been interested in, and taken an active role in, voluntary simplicity since 2000. In the coming days, I will be sharing what that means to me and how it’s played out in my life over the last 13 years.
My husband and I have traveled extensively, as well. There’s always someone out there who’s seen more and done more but I can not believe what we have been able to see and do that I never dared dream of. I firmly believe embracing a simpler lifestyle has been key in the experiences we’ve been blessed to have.
Lastly, although I don’t know how strongly this will play out, I believe in a healthy, active lifestyle so my take on most things is from that angle. I love to drink wine but don’t subscribe to the popular myth that a couple glasses of red wine every day is good for you (although the death of my beautiful and beloved cat tested that theory on a recent trip to Florida). On the other hand, I’ve been known to eat a cinnamon roll that can easily feed 3-4 people. As I’ve said in the past, I can be a bit of a conundrum. For the most part, though, I stick with my regimen of aerobic activity, weight lifting and a little jogging thrown in as a nod to my sister.
So, if any of that peaks your interest, feel free to ‘Follow’ my blog. A writer will always write but she becomes animated with an audience.