Guess what my faithful, Friday followers? I’m here to cue up another CSA post because that’s the thing about being in a weekly farm share; the produce, it keeps on coming, and coming and coming (snicker). It’s very much like the Terminator, only more persistent if you can believe it and you should believe it since I’m the one who told you, and I’m all about the truth (and apparently the run-on sentence).
Speaking of truths, I’ve been having a rough time writing about my CSA these past few weeks, and I’m not sure why. In part, I’m still horribly behind in sharing my local goodies, so the initial excitement has already been replaced by my newest CSA crush (um, more sloppy juicy peaches please (snort)).
If I’m being completely honest, I’m not feeling very competitive with my veggies either. I’m just as shocked as you, maybe more so. What’s that about? It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore? Although…. it could be…because I’m owning that shit so far. Oh wait, there’s a glimpse of me.
Sometimes, I think my creative well might have temporarily dried up. At least, I’m hoping it’s only temporary because otherwise that would suck. Don’t get me wrong, I’m having a blast in the kitchen and my eight-week old, first ever Craigslist purchase: “hello deep freezer,” (she says huskily) is slowly and steadily get stocked with produce. Simply put, my freezer is stacked.
I have been a crafty, crazy, cooking machine, and my lists of Things to Make grows longer each and every single day. It’s not a bad thing either because I look forward to weekends where I spent countless hours in the kitchen playing, tasting, testing, prepping, dancing, drinking and singing. By the way I’m a great dancer (you should see my Tina Turner), and sometimes I use my veggies as a microphone (♫ “..Where it’s at. I got two turntables and a microphone.” ♫). Not that again.
Seriously, how could I look at these pictures and be anything but inspired. And while my self-taught photography skills have improved (PicMonkey helps), the real star of the show is the veggies because pretty produce makes pretty pictures. It should be easy to talk about this stuff. So, why can’t I?
My CSA writing has been less than inspiring; from the Writer’s Block Edition to the Week In Review recap. Verbally I’m stuck, which is pretty funny when you think about the length of my posts (let me tell you; the girth’s not bad either).
I’m still sitting down to write almost every day, but it’s forced and it bothers me. On a great day though, my hands can’t keep up with my brain as thoughts tumble out of my head. Those days, proofreading is my best friend because I’ve missed whole words and typed up half sentences.
I’m guessing this bothersome mental barrier is all tied to the confession I wouldn’t reveal last week. The funny thing is it’s nothing which will impact any of you or even this site. It’s not like I’m going to stop blogging; I’m certainly not the type of girl to let a little thing like writer’s block stop me from writing. Pfft; that’d be ridiculous.
The real reason I haven’t confessed is I’m not ready to accept it, much less admit it to myself; even though Denial is threatening to evict me. Fickle friend, that Denial. One day I shall face reality and hopefully soon, so I can write again…about my CSA produce, that is.
Want to write my next CSA post? I’ll send you the pictures. Pretty please with an organic and locally sourced cherry on top 🙂