Want to know what I just realized? (Avert your eyes if you don't want to know because here it comes.) My blog acts as a diary for me. *insert thoughtful face here* I have never been one to keep a diary, even as a kid. I always loved the idea of writing down my thoughts and feelings about what is happening around me, and I especially loved the notion of being able to go back and reminisce on past times and reflect. I would try writing for a good week or so, keep my notebook secretly hidden away and only bring it out when I was certain no one was around, write down my thoughts (always dutifully starting each entry with "Dear Diary" because I thought that was the only way to do it,) but eventually keeping a diary and writing EVERYDAY became monotonous and lost its wonder and pizzazz. So I would abandon the notion in favor of playing with my Easy Bake Oven, which was much more my speed.
I have read numerous times now on the various food blogs I frequent that other bloggers use their pages as virtual diaries, even if they just choose to focus on the food that they cook and consume. Which is exactly what I do, but inevitably little snip-its of the rest of my life get woven in there too, like details about my life, family, holiday celebrations, school, and very soon my college graduation are incorporated in here too. And I very often find myself flipping back through my posts, re-reading for the twelfth time what I've written about having chocolate cravings or using tomatillos for the first time and smiling fondly, grateful for the reminder.
That being said, here are some pictures for my diary. Isn't he just precious!? His name is Lug Nut, and he is one of my sorority sister's service dogs in training. The P.A.W.S. program here at UK trains students to socialize puppies to soon be service dogs, and I have been doing my part to socialize Lug Nut. How adorable! Here, Lug Nut is riding in the car with us... and trying to drive!
**This whole notion reminds me a lot of the book Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth. The author took a picture of everything, and I do mean everything, that he ate for one whole year. Some days are just crackers because he was sick, and other days are much more extravagant because he had a work function or birthday party, but it really is fascinating! I definitely suggest you check it out