Blog Interrupted

I’ve been extremely busy in the past couple of weeks, trying to get a million and one things done. 

I’ve contacted a marketing agency to see about how to get more sales from my Etsy store.  Okay, how to get ANY sales from my Etsy store.  One of the things my agent has told me to do (a goal) is to have 100 individual items up by the beginning of next month.  For people who’ve just gone there now and looked, that’s 85 extra items. 

So, I’ve been busily making jewelry.

On top of all this, I was also insane enough ambitious enough to enter into my local SCA group’s A&S competition.  So, I’ve been making my entries, planning displays, doing research on things like paternosters (the prayer beads, not the prayers), and writing term papers documentation for all my entries.

Oh yeah, and I offered to make desert for that event as well (which which is expected to have an increase of attendance due to a super spiffy award that will be given out during the event.  So, I went from making lemon curd for about 80 people to making double the amount.)  Luckily, I can make lemon curd in my sleep, just about.  (No, it’s not exactly a period recipe, but I had found a period recipe for “orange pudding” that I adapted to make into lemon curd … What?  Yes, I really do geek out on things like this.)

As well as doing all my normal activities like taking care of MiL and all of her appointments, taking care of the house, cooking daily, etc etc etc.  Oh yeah, and having another computer failure. 

I missed my “blogiversary” due to the computer failure, which was last week on the 10th.  I’ve missed a lot of things going on in the fat-o-sphere, and writing about them all.

But today, I was signed onto LiveJournal for a bit, making sure my friends were still alive.  LiveJournal has a feature it calls Writer’s Block.  They post a question every day, and people can answer it or not as they wish.

Today’s question:  If a magic genie told you your calories wouldn’t count for 24 hours, would it change what and how much you ate that day? 

There is so much here to respond to, it would take a book to do so.

And, since I still have to make more jewelry, work on the lace (which won’t be finished by next week, but is being entered as a work in progress), make the paternoster and write up the documentation (now that I have enough research done), I don’t have time to write that book.

So, I’ll leave this question to you, dear readers.  Pick this question apart as much as you like, write dissertations on how this whole premise is wrong, do whatever you want.

I will be back, hopefully soon.   I only have 30 more items to make for the website, and then take pictures of them all.  Whoever knew that a jewelry artist would have to learn how to take pictures?  I mean… that’s not my medium! 😉


11 Responses

  1. Today’s question: If a magic genie told you your calories wouldn’t count for 24 hours, would it change what and how much you ate that day?

    There is so much here to respond to, it would take a book to do so.

    Heh. I’d just say, “Nothing.”

  2. I saw that today as well and was like ‘wtf? Way to assume that everyone counts calories, that counting calories normal and/or good, and to make those of us who don’t give a rats’ ass about calories a moment of doubt. Fuck you very much, LJ!”

  3. LIvejournal has been posting a lot of weight loss related writer’s block questions too lately. It’s really annoying.

  4. A few people on my f-list on LJ had some strong remarks about that writer’s block question. JeninCanada summed it up nicely, plus it could be triggering to the thousands on people on LJ with ED or BDD.

    I’ve just started learning on how to take pics of my jewelry. Not as easy as I thought it would be – point and shoot won’t cut it!

  5. Calories? Not so much an issue to me. Have the sugars and carbs not affect my insulin levels?

    Cheesecake. A smidgen of lemonstuff. *G* turkey with stuffing. My own homemade cranberry sauce cause I LIKE the tartness of it. Real full fat full sugar ice cream. *blisses*

    mostly just “real” food that I don’t have to search for no sugar “fakes” that don’t have the good mouth feel and satisfying feeling that I miss.

  6. I missed this at the time you posted it due to travelling… any chance you could share that lemon curd recipe? And the source for the original?? I need something to plan for a potluck feast in the spring, and I have to start looking for possibilities now…

    • I’ll post the lemon curd recipe on Saturday. 🙂

      As for the source, I’ll have to look for it again. I found it years ago, with the title “How to make an orange pudding”. It’s either middle eastern or andelusian spanish, and ca. 1400’s.

      Unfortunately, I’ve had a few hard drive crashes, computer wipe outs, computer problems since then. I might still have one of my documentations from when I did this for a Queen’s Tea once. I’ll see if I can find it and give all the documentation I had.

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