Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Going on Hiatus

So this isn't working out too well. Blogging has gone from being a hobby, an outlet, and a community to being a walloping big guilt trip. I feel like I have to start every post with an apology for being absent. Neither one of us has time or the energy to keep this up.

We do eat, and we do eat well, but we barely have time to cook. We cook enough during the weekend to last us all week, throwing together a salad or somesuch to round out the weekday meals. It's kind of nostalgic: whenever we have a success, I still hover over the dish and take a ton of photos, knowing fully well that they probably will never make it to the internet.

Just as important, blogging is more draining than helpful these days. Our brains are full; it's actually not satisfying to take the time to write creatively and well. It's a chore.

So please forgive us, we're going on a hiatus. I don't know for how long. Do suggested that we try blogging once a week, so we may give that a try for a bit. But yeah, don't hold your breath. The world of grad school has awful long tentacles.

Thanks for your friendship,

Neen and Do

p.s. Family: photos and pithy commentary may still surface on Neen's flickr account. Gotto put all those masterpieces somewhere.
pps. For the ludicrously curious, this weekend I made my first Julia Child recipe (fish filets poached in white wine with a mushroom cream sauce, with buttered potatoes) and Do made an astonishingly delicious beef stew from Chronicle Book's Braises and Stews in his brand new Le Creuset Dutch Oven (a belated birthday present).

14 comments:

Joelen said...

Enjoy your hiatus... and continue to enjoy your delicious meals, wherever you find them! I've really enjoyed reading your blog but I can understand how blogging can be draining and lose its fun after awhile. Take care :)

kat said...

totally understandable with what you guys have going on. blogging should be fun not a chore

That Girl said...

We'll miss you. But grad school is only a temporary affliction - we'll be here when it's over.

noble pig said...

Take care and say hi to the tree-people...did they get them down today?

Jay said...

Aha! I love it when people use the cookbooks I give them!

Enjoy!

kittie said...

Blogging can get tough when we have a lot going on in our lives - best to recognise that now and take a break rather than totally burn out!

Enjoy your break, we'll miss you, and whenever you return.... see ya then!

SaintTigerlily said...

Do it up. We'll miss you!

Adam said...

I totally know what you're going through. Grad school is tough, and it's really important to do well. Keep you head up and have fun in school. Blogging is fun and will always be here :)

katiez said...

When it's no longer fun, it's time to take a break... Sometimes, life just gets to full...
Have a nice break, blog when/if the urge hits... See ya then!

melissa said...

Best wishes to you both. Hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future...

giz said...

Grad school can so be all consuming - only trouble is that so is blogging :). It's a fun journey isn't it? Don't you just hate not having a life?

Johanna said...

hope you will have a nice hiatus - blogging shouldn't be about guilt - if you can't find the energy to enjoy it then a hiatus sounds wise - hope at some time you will be twitching to blog again - will be waiting

Krysta said...

enjoy your sabbaticle [i'm sure that's misspelled] but you know what i mean... i'll keep checking in on you two... study hard and get good grades! [that's the mom part of me talking]

Lori Lynn said...

Neen - Good for you to recognize when something is out of balance. Sounds healthy to me. Good luck with your studies. Looking forward to seeing you again when it is time! In the meantime, eat well my friend.