Saturday, November 29, 2008

In the beginning....

Okay... here it is, all rough around the edges and not very sophisticated or pretty. But this is a learning process for me, so a little patience and leeway please as I flounder through the ordeal of setting up this blog and learning how to use the darn thing.

I just read a quote (will have to find the speaker's name later) basically stating that perfectionism is a form of self abuse. Well, this is something that I am working to eliminate from my life because I have been "abusing" myself far too long now. So don't be expecting perfection here because it's just not happenin'.

What I will not do is bore everyone with my prose. This is mostly for my own benefit; an attempt to rejuvenate and reinvigorate my mind, to tap into my once creative and artistic nature (or was it more like my fantasy world?), and maybe even share "news" and pictures with family and friends.


This blog will be about.... well, nothing really. I'll write a little about quilting; a little about grandchildren, children, and family in general; a little about cooking, a little about gardening or the sheer awesomeness of God and nature; and whatever else might strike my fancy. Will there be daily entries? Absolutely not! I do have a life after all; and I can't experience it and share those experiences with you if I am sitting here at my computer all the time. Besides, you have a life too. You need to be out there enjoying and participating in it (or at least observing) instead of reading blogs all day long. How else are you going to share your experiences and thoughts with me???

The title Plain and Fancy may cause one to wonder if I am Mennonite or Amish, to which I would have to answer "no." Not that there is anything wrong with being one or the other, because there isn't. As a matter of fact I have a great deal of admiration and respect for both groups -- it's just that I am not, period. What it actually refers to is me: my lifestyle, my way of thinking and living, my persona.... Well, maybe as I write and share thoughts and pictures and favorite things over time this will become more obvious.

And if you are so inclined, please feel free to contribute your own thoughts... or recipes even, as I am always on the lookout for really good recipes! And good books too!!

By the way, if anyone is counting, there are 28 days until Christmas! Are you ready yet? Me neither.....