One of the most time-consuming things about making the transition from Blogger to WordPress was categorizing my posts (Blogger allows for tags, but not – at least as far as I know – categories). First there was getting my head around the whole category concept. Sara’s “think bigger, Mom” was a huge help (i.e., fewer is better); as was the blog layout I chose which features the categories on the sidebar (and in pink – thank you me! – above each post’s title). Knitting, Food & Drink, Books and Travel were obvious choices. I toyed with Family & Friends, but those posts often overlapped with one of the other four (and obviously Gardening and Fashion weren’t necessary ;-). Ultimately, I made only one more category, which I ended up naming Just Life. But as I categorized all 2,200+ existing posts, I felt somewhat unsettled by the “just” … it felt “merely”. and surely, there is nothing “merely” about life. Ultimately, the reason I have a blog is to share about my life. no more than, exactly, precisely, indeed. about life. It’s also a great reminder to me that I need to be sure my life is about more than “just” books, food & drink, knitting and travel – and that I remember to share those parts with you.
I had a lot of Just Life time today. Aside from finishing The Light of the World (which deserves a Books post all its own, but which I am completely unqualified to write – see Kym’s Goodreads review – and read the book!), I didn’t do any of those other “category things”. Instead, I enjoyed a foggy morning run to the lake
a few hours of prepping to sew (could this be called “sewing” … I might be close to making a new category!)
a meeting at church with six enthusiastic women about our Fall Gathering, a quick trip to JoAnn’s (thread, elastic) and finally, coming home – to water the flowers. Marc and I shopped for and planted those pots together yesterday. Just Life.
Just Life. Celebrated.
What about Just Life have YOU celebrated this week?