Hello dear readers, I’ve missed you. Have you missed me? Have you been wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to? Well, not much, only taking a break from the blog. After six years, I felt like I needed a break and to re-examine where Go Gingham was going.
My break began with summer off. A family trip to Alaska to visit family and then college tours with my senior in high school. When we got home, my computer broke and I took that as a sign to take a longer break. (My computer is still broken. The monitor is shot and I’m looking at this on my TV. Uggghhh!)
After summer, I got a full-time job at a school with a regular paycheck and full-time benefits. But, they expect me to show up every day. (Can you imagine?) That has put a crimp in my gingham routine.
Also this year, I celebrated turning 50 by training and running my first (and only) marathon. It was time-consuming and sometimes painful but I had such a huge sense of accomplishment when I finished! I’m not sure my body has completely recovered from 26.2 miles but I am happy to say I did it. Marathon? Check!
Now that I have less time for the blog, what I’ve decided to do with Go Gingham is to share things that I want my kids to know. With one of them in college and the other about to go to college, I want them to be able to access our family recipes, know my methods for making household cleaners + laundry detergents, how to save money, and just general good for the environment living. They’ll also need my latest recipe – make your own mouth wash!
If you can benefit from any of these topics, I hope you’ll continue to read Go Gingham. I only plan to post once a month or so depending on my schedule. I’m also going to quit sharing on social media. There’s only so much time in a day and I do want to share here but I don’t have the energy or time to share elsewhere.
Thank you for your concern and emails asking if everything is OK with my family and me. All is well. I just needed a break from the blog and when my computer broke, I took this as a sign to take a longer break and think.
I’d love to hear your feedback about these or any other topics you’d like covered. Email me at sara (at) gogingham (dot) com or leave a comment below. I’d also love to hear about how YOU are! I’ve missed you, dear reader.
What have you been up to the last 6 months or so?