This is my 209th post on CB. My first was written August 8, 2005. I thought it was later this month until I looked it up today. It's been a tough year, but a good one I think. Good because I feel healthier and a lot saner than I was last year.
I'm coming up on one year of abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous in September. Initially I wrote about my fledgling recovery here on CB. But I started a second blog, Whatever it takes, when it gained importance in my life. Sometimes I think I ought to recombine the two, but for now I think I'll leave things as they are.
I've really enjoyed blogging this year. I've become less self-conscience of my writing. I think I've gotten better too, at least I no longer slip into "writer" mode. My writer voice felt elegant and sparkly, but stiff and unnatural, like a fancy ball gown I try on to see what it looks like but have no occasion to go. Um, kind of like that imagery, forced and fancy for no reason at all. So maybe I still pull out the taffeta skirt to vacuum occasionally, but just for fun.
Thank you to each of you who have read CB and come back for more. You are masochists and I adore you all. Special thanks to everyone who has ever commented.
On a completely unrelated note, I've decided not to bring jeans to California and I plan to take the estate tour of The Winchester Mystery House on Saturday afternoon. Check out this bird's eye view from their press images. Click on it to see the full size image. I'd like to take the behind the scenes tour too if I have the time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they have a working penny smasher.