Sunday, March 3, 2013

Unfinished Business

Or “The Posts that Never Were”. 

Do you ever start things without finishing them?  When it comes to follow through, I am often lacking.  Whether it be lack of motivation, lack of time, lack of interest, combinations thereof, I won’t even begin to list the number of projects I have started in various stages of (lack of) completion.

While going through some of my photos this evening, I cam across several intended for blog posts that never materialized.  

This photo was taken on December 15 of a haul from the winter farmers market.  The intent was to write about what I did with all of it.  The tatsoi went into some soup; the radishes we just ate with salt; the celery was mostly used in stock; and as for the rest - I have no idea what I ended up doing with it!
I grew this pineapple.  It was about to fall off the plant at the end of December, so I picked it (and ate it).  A post about growing it entered my mind, but obviously that's as far as it went.
This was one of two gi-normous pomegranates I bought in early January.  Their intended purpose was lovely, pink pomegranate jelly.

I did a slightly better job of taking photos along the way, but the post never materialized.  Neither did the jelly.

Separating the arils from the pomegranate was a hateful task.  Juicing them was no picnic either.  In the end, I didn't even have enough juice for jelly so I cooked the juice down for pomegranate molasses.
This is the lone coffee cherry on our coffee plant.  We won't be enjoying a cup of coffee from homegrown beans for some time to come.  I was considering a post on how to roast coffee beans since I hope to try that at some point in the future.  Apparently the distant future.

So there's a recap of some things I've done, some ideas I've had that never made it here in their entirety.  Am I the only one who does this?


  1. Oh heavens no! If I could finish everything I started ... well, I don't even know how to finish that sentence! :)

    We certainly want to hear all of the wonderful things you do, or even plan to do, but understand that it's more important to live life than to write about life. But this post proves that we will hear, in time.

    1. I could have guessed that you would understand. :)

      The aspect of living life rather than writing about was in the back of my mind, but I decided to reel it in and not get off on too many tangents - as I can be prone to doing.

  2. many times not great at finishing stuff...but I do end up finishing at least 75% of what i planned - my problem 'procrastination '...i guess we all have something .

    1. I suffer from procrastination myself at times. However, I seriously think my bigger problem is a short attention span!

  3. I could have written and published this exact same post. I've got photos and partially written posts of several things that I just never seem to publish. For me, I think I bake something new, love it and just want to share it right away, so the old posts just get pushed further and further back. I like this idea of recapping things you tried and didn't post!

    1. It's so refreshing to know I'm not the only one! Occasionally, I look back and think, "That would have been a great post!" But like Terry said, it's more important to live our lives than to write about them. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)


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