Friday, April 15, 2011

WhyohWhy do you do it?

I've been getting that question some lately.  Why?  Why do you blog?  Underlining queries:  a:  what on earth could you have to say? (plenty, honey)  b:  Oh goody!  Are we going to talk about me now? (er, no Tracy Lords, this isn't The Philidelphia Story) c:  who gives a crap?  (I don't know, but  4 or 5 people leave comments and I so love that.  I really do).

Truth be told, and I like to do that - tell the truth, I mean - mostly - the night I started my blog I just wanted to see if I could do it.  Anything I know computer/technology/slightly mathy stuff  (and I do see this as a little math-like) is self taught, and I do so love to learn new things.  The Countess du Greece will object to my description of being self-taught, however. 
   Me:  Jeeeeez, I just clicked on this thing and now I have the blue screen of death.
   Countess:  What did you click?
   Countess:  Mom, what did you click?
   Countess:  What window did you have open?
   Me:  er...the kitchen window is open, I think...

That was several years ago.  Like maybe 10 or so.  Right about the time I destroyed a hard drive by pouring a Diet Coke on it.  On purpose, people, I could think of no other way to get rid of it safely. I still don't know what the blue screen of death is all about, but I haven't seen it in years.  Did they get rid of it?  Anybody know?  With tutelage from various Dukes and Countesses far and wide, I've come to this.  A blog.

For me, my blog is a place to talk 'til I'm blue in the face without interruption.  Hence, I talk and ramble on just about anything.  Is it a craft blog?  No.  Yes.  Is it a foodie blog?  Ditto.  Is it a creative outlet unlike other things that I do creatively?  Oh, yes ma'am.  I have always liked to write.  Side note here:  my oldest and dearest friend and I once wrote a novel of epic proportions about us and The Beatles.  It was voluminous.  We were like, 13, so it was back when we wrote on stone tablets.  She still has her copy.  So, see it's in my blood and I've had vast experience.  I had a college writing teacher tell me that my writing was reminiscent of Garrison Keillor.  He said that at about week 9 of the class.  The first week what I got from him was my paper being used as an example (to the entire class) of "atrocious" writing.  I much prefer his later analysis, and I mention it in case my voice is hauntingly familiar to you.  Not for bragging purposes at all.  That's not my way.

So...I blog to speak.  I speak about life at Fairfield Manor, my haven and an ever-changing (unless the Earl convinces me otherwise) work in progress.  Life at Fairfield Manor revolves around my delicious family, good food, crafty/sewing/gluing/nailing stuff, Irish whiskey, a Pinot that I fancy, good books, my very astute observations on life and my bumpy spiritual journey.  And I learn new stuff every minute. My next thing to learn is how to put a button right on the post.  If I can't figure it out, I may deem it unimportant.  So you see, it is a crafty blog, a foodie blog, a daily life blog, a spiritual's life at Fairfield Manor with the Lord and Lady in residence.

I've linked here:

(Lookie, I know how to do it now.  Thanks, Terry!)


  1. I LOVE your writing style and your heartfelt Post... I'm so glad to have found you at the Party... and now put you on my favs list so I can come back often and read your delightful witty stories of Life at the Manor! I love a sense of humor... it gets me through the tough stuff... and this week was tough... raising some of the G-Kids and one has been Home sick since Tuesday morning... in fact I might need some of that Pinot with an Irish Whiskey Chaser! *LOL* I dumped the younger G-Kid off on one of her Aunts this afternoon just so I wouldn't be outnumbered all weekend long... they Tag Team me... and I'm getting too old to the WWF stuff anymore... or Referee when they turn on each other... which is often! *winks* Gotta luv em though... now if only he receives a Healing Touch by Monday so he can be sent back to school... *fingers crossed*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. You did it! I knew you could, since you are so AWESOME that way. I thank God daily for your presence in my life~ don't know what I would do without you!!

  3. I think I was smiling (with you!) literally all the way through reading your post. I LOVE the way you write.

    It looks as though you've come a loooong way since your Blue Screen Of Death days. Your blog is so beautifully presented. I remember that screen!!! And that is a very fitting name for it!

    I've signed up as your new follower. I'm so glad to have 'met' you!


  4. Bonsoir and Merci! We appreciate you stopping by, and are happy that you entered our "April In Paris" Giveaway Event. Wishing you the best of luck in the 2 remaining Giveaways, and with your continuing blog journey! Au Revoir ~ Chelle