Monday, November 7, 2011

I'm back!


I'm back! I have been enjoying time with both my lovely daughters (the youngest of whom - shown above - is now just a little over 2 months old). This time I really allowed myself to take a break from blogging, social media etc., and it's been a wonderful experience. That said, I feel that it's just about time to return to the virtual world! I definitely have missed you all, and hopefully there are some readers left, since I realize that three months is an eternity in blogging!

I also have to admit that one thing that has kept me from coming back sooner is that I've been having a bit of an identity crisis over what I would like The Earthly Paradise to be, especially now that I no longer have as much free time to devote to writing more serious Art History stuff (something I realize I haven't done in a while). Also, I can't help but notice that my interests have changed quite a bit since I first started this blog back in 2007! So, there might be a few tweaks in the works, which is something that I've been debating with myself about for quite a while. I'm still not entirely sure what this will mean, so stay tuned!

9 comments:

Hels said...

She was worth the delay :) I love all that black hair... my children had only bum fluff until their first birthday.

Hermes said...

Lovely baby and of course she must come first.

I think all bloggers / writers have that identity crisis after a few years of writing. Its probably a good thing - makes us think what we're trying to do.

Margaret said...

@Hels - Thanks for stopping by! The little one is an angel. She's already sleeping through the night! (fingers crossed).

@Hermes - Thanks! Good to know that others feel the same way after writing for a while. I think it's important to keep finding new things that excite and interest you (that's never a problem for me, but I often wonder if there's a place for them on this blog).

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Beautiful to see you again, Margaret, and bearing such treasures! Congratulations ... looking forward to seeing the new directions on your blog.

Medieval Muse said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations.

Margaret said...

@Alchemist's Pillow - It's great to hear from you, Lorenzo! I'm sort of glad that you were away from your blog during the same time that I was, that way I didn't miss too much! Thanks for stopping by.

@Medieval Muse - Thanks! She's a treasure (and I have to throw in that she is such a good sleeper that I can hardly believe it!).

acornmoon said...

Beautiful baby!, blogs can wait, babies come first.x

Dr. F said...

Congratulations on the new baby girl. Believe it or not the added responsibility will deepen your experience and sharpen your focus.

Frank

Fete et Fleur said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What a doll.

The apple cake recipe in your previous post is one that I will definitely be trying. Thank you for sharing your treasured recipe.

Nancy