Archive for March, 2011

Keeping busy

Oh, it is miserable out there today. Lashing rain and gusts of wind that threaten to knock out our power. Earlier it was raining while the sun glanced off the wet pavement; now it’s just gray and grim. And wet. Crazy weather.

But this website is supposed to be about what goes on under my roof, not on top of it. So, here’s an update.

I’ve pulled back almost entirely from the writing I was doing for Examiner because I landed a promising local gig. I’m writing for a new website (brand new, really, and still a bit rough, so I’m not ready to share the URL just yet) that wants to become a local resource for businesses and community events. The technical side of things is strong and the venture is already pulling in revenue, but it really needs polishing on the content side. That’s where I come in.

I’m slowly adding new content to the site: restaurant write-ups, profiles of local folks, that sort of thing. It’s not rocket science and it’s not my dream job, but there is potential and I’m hopeful. It’s fun to be involved in the very beginning of something, to watch it grow and (hopefully) become something much bigger. Time will tell.

I’d nearly forgotten how much I like the process of planning, interviewing, writing, and editing. It’s so satisfying to have something (else) to concentrate on, something that’s all mine. The kids have been great about giving me a little extra time to work here and there while they play nicely together (really!) and come up with intriguing pretend games to keep them busy.

Having said all that, I hope to continue writing about food here, as well as house projects (more painting, a new bed for our master bedroom, a big girl bed for Clare, some decorative touches here and there, and so on…), and maybe more about the day-to-day minutiae of our lives. I know the grandparents, at least, will appreciate that last one.


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