Thank you, and Goodbye

I've been pondering this move for awhile now.  The end to 'blogging'.  Why do I blog, anyway?  To hear myself talk?

I can do that anytime, without throwing it out on cybersapce.

"Hi Beth.  It's me, Beth.  You've got a cute face, but that rump - WHOA.  Talk about a ba-donk-a-donk.  Anyway, to the task at hand - Do you really have anything you need to talk about that the entire world needs to hear?  And the constant stories about your daughter - now that she is getting older, don't you think she wants a little privacy?  Needs a little privacy?  You would have had a three headed cow if your mother would have posted potentially embarassing stories about you during your formative years for all to see.  For your potential friends, boyfriends, teachers, employers to do a search on the internet and giggle at.  Doesn't it all make you feel a little icky?

Yeah, I thought so."

So here it goes.  I've decided.  The end of 'blogging' in the form it is now.  I just don't have it in me anymore.  And the fact that I don't regret, feel bad, or think I will miss it?  That right there is a sign.  I've overstayed my welcome.  I should have just ended it at 'hope you don't hate the cold' - but I thought I would try a new avenue.  It didn't work.  I am uninspired, and no longer want to subject Tes (my main blogging subject) to the exposure.

Yet, to contradict myself (I am good at that) - I had also decided a long time ago that this is the year I would participate in Project 365 - One picture a day, for 365 days.  I want to grow as a photographer, I want to become so comfortable with my camera it becomes an extention of my hand.  I also like the idea that a year of my life will be documented.  It is like a photo-diary of sorts.  So, I am starting another page.  *sigh*  I know.  But it is not the same, I swear!

It is photography based.  Though I can't commit to posting my picture every day (I may post a weeks worth of pictures in one day... we'll see what works best) - It will be mostly about the pictures.  Though the inaugural picture is of my Little One, I am making a vow to myself that it will NOT be all Tes all the time.  I will not be using anyone's real names.  I will be light on words - just enough to add caption to the picture.

One picture a day, for 365 days, starting with the first day of my 32nd year and ending with my 33rd.
If you wish, follow it here : bowlofpicklesoup.wordpress.com

As for this blog?  I will probably be deleting it soon.  No need for it to be hanging around the internets forever.  As for 'hope you don't hate cold'?  Well, I'm much more sentimental about that one.  I believe I am going to take the time (and money) to make a book of most of the pages for Tes.  After I am done, it too will be deleted.

A very sincere thank you for all that have given encouraging words, thoughts, and comments during my blogging. 



  1. I'm sad, Bufie, but I understand. I do like the idea of you committing "Hope you Don't hate the Cold" to paper for Little One. I think that's a great idea!

  2. :( I enjoy your blog posts. I will miss them.
    I will follow you to your new photo blog though!

    P.S. Have you ever heard of Cafepress.com? They do bound books. (I was looking into it for my husband tonight actually...he wants to make a paper airplane book.) It seems pretty reasonable.

  3. I thought I got to make all the decisions regarding your life and I do not remember approving that one. Hmmm...I'll have to recheck the contract.
    Any chance Fisher is interested in starting A cat and 3 people?
    Goodbye 3 people and a cat, it has been a joy.

  4. Awww...I'm going to miss reading your blog!

  5. Beth--your blog entertains me for a moment at work, and it lets me into your life a little bit. Otherwise, I don't really know what is going on, and I do care about you and your family. That said, I understand. You are a very very good writer though, along with being a good photographer!
    So...I will go see your pics on your new blog! Good luck! (And yes, you would have had a cow if your mom would have related your childhood!)