That’s right, if you clicked on my blog you’ll see I changed the name of it from Recipe Rhapsody to Veronica’s Cornucopia. So far that’s the only change, but the reason for the change is because there will be more to come, particularly in the content I post.
Although I plan to continue using this blog for mainly food-related posts, I previously felt unable to include anything else on it, and I miss having an avenue by which to journal my life (MySpace previously fulfilled this urge, but I have long since moved on). I wanted to reduce the limitations I put on myself by calling this my “food blog” and giving it a name like “Recipe Rhapsody,” which automatically sets up certain expectations from the reader.
When deciding on the name, I wanted to convey the idea that the blog would be rich and full, that the content would include food and other adventures in my life, with a particular focus on thanksgiving. Not the holiday, but the act of giving thanks. (I made a thanksgiving resolution on the holiday of Thanksgiving in 2010, to find something to be thankful for every day, and I have posted my daily thanksgivings every Tuesday on my weight loss blog. Now that I have a new name, I’m very excited to share those here instead!) Thus, Veronica’s Cornucopia was born.
****A huge thank you to Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny, who helped me figure out how to make a header. I’m clueless when it comes to that kind of thing. In case you want to know, she told me to use http://www.picnik.com. I uploaded a background the size of my header and then used their text and sticker tools to make the header. Thank you, Brandy, my blog would look so sad without your help!****
So I’m retiring my weight loss blog and will just have one here where I can share everything. I suspect there are many that will find this change irritating, especially if you are a reader that does not know me personally and is only here for the recipes, but I promise I will try to keep the personal stuff interesting enough that anyone can enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, you can always skip the posts that aren’t about food.
My apologies to the few readers of my weight loss blog who are visiting me here after seeing the announcement that Going Down is, well, going down, because this is most certainly not the most diet-friendly blog out there. But I promise you can lose weight while eating everything here (in moderation) because I’m living proof! I don’t post any recipes I’ve never actually eaten myself. All in the name of quality control, of course. :)
To wrap this up, I thought I’d get a little personal right off the bat just to kick-start this new sharing groove I’m feeling. Here are five things about me, big and small :
1. I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness, was a Scientologist for four years, and became a Christian in 2008. Most people want to know what denomination you are when you say you are Christian, but I do not follow anything other than Jesus & God’s word, therefore I call myself a Christian. I worship at the Pillar church of Christ in Wichita, KS.
2. It’s really late (or early, depending on how you look at it) and I’ll be waking in a few hours to do a 5K with my Weight Watchers team for the Walk It! challenge. I’m kind of excited! I ran a half-marathon in 2008 but haven’t done much in that arena since.
3. In 2001, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, brought on by a thyroid disease (Graves Disease) that is now cured, and am insulin dependent. In fact, as I type, I can feel that my blood sugar is low and I keep putting off fixing it with some carbohydrates because I want to finish this! Unfortunately, I’m afraid that my current condition will affect the quality of this post (it’s hard to tell if I’m making sense–having low blood sugar dumbs you down) but I’m going to post it any way because I don’t want to put it off any longer (I changed my URL a week ago!).
4. I am married to my soul mate. We will celebrate 11 years together on June 4, 2011, the same day our dog/daughter will celebrate her 7th birthday.
5. I twirl my hair.