Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Still here! Sort of.

I can't believe how much I've neglected my little corner of the internets here.  On average, I probably think about blogging two, three times a week.  Obviously, without acting on it.  So here I am, actually doing something about it!  And what I'm mostly doing about it, is changing everything! *Applause*

In the last couple years, I've made a few personal changes.  My posts tend to be wordy anyway, so I won't go into too much detail, but I've gone back and forth, and now am permanently a VEGAN! *Confetti and sparkles and sunshine*  I'm also working out... more on that later.  And I'm trying my hand at gardening, again.  Still crafting, but less.  But for now the big change will be my focus here.  I'm going to join the ranks of vegan bloggers and try to focus on the Fort Collins and Denver areas, reporting (sounds so official) on places to eat, products to buy, things to do that are in the vegan spirit.  'Cause honestly folks, it's not hard, but it's not easy, either.  I want to help anybody in the area get a feel for their options.  I don't know if I'll be organized or motivated enough to have themed posts (aka Monday is vegan cookbooks, Tuesday is garden update, etc) but I feel like a schedule might keep me on track.  Might not.  I doubt anyone is still reading my blog anyway!  So really it's just for my own amusement until I make my big internet break.  Right.

I'm also up for any questions or suggestions for places to go and try.  Mostly what it boils down to is being open to new things, and not being swayed by your still-just-a-vegetarian husband ordering the cheesiest fried bread with ranch dipping sauce.  Sure, it smells good.  And looks good.  And I'm sure it tastes good.  But it won't feel good.  WILLPOWER.

For now, the garden:  3 tomato plants (2 of them lovely heirlooms!), a yellow bell pepper, a jalapeƱo, a sweet fry pepper, lemon cucumber (excited for this one especially), cilantro, and basil.  Last year the grasshoppers DECIMATED everything, so we'll see what happens this year.  So far I haven't seen a single hopper, so maybe that's good?

It's so cute!