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*tap tap tap*

Is this thing on?

Oh yes folks, ’tis the season when my blogging life comes to an almost screeching halt…posts get further and further apart…until I look and it’s been over a week until I last wrote something on here. Then the guilt creeps in.

Said guilt about falling behind can almost overtake a person, making it hard to get the gumption to write something.

The overwhelming metaphorical dark cloud of “things I should write” that is hovering over my head makes me want to put my head down and weep. Then wish I had the money for a ghost writer.

In the back of my mind, the niggling nags won’t stop.

Am I going to get around to writing about ice fishing before the blessed ice thaws?

When exactly, Karlynn, are you going to edit those weeks of photos you took? The cookies? The recipes?

One day – hopefully before the ice really does thaw and we are into planting season for crying out loud- I will write about ice fishing.

Perhaps I’ll explain why I am so facetious in the picture below. My eyes have the “I’m going to kill you when you put down the camera” look.

woman wearing black coat and beanie hat, holding a fish with her one hand

Oh oh and one day, I might actually write about the basement looking like this.

Oh please Lord, have mercy on me and let’s get this blinking basement done already.

basement under construction

Then I might also write about the amazing things that I have been up to and amazing things that are upcoming in the world of Magpie. Other than the Culinary Arts Cook Off, of course. I’ve been busy driving from one end of Edmonton to another picking up donations, meeting with chefs, wrapping up little ends that need to be taken care of. The cook off has me updating another website, writing posts over there and editing photos for that website.

I have learned I am a one website kinda gal, just like having a husband. I’m good with one. Most days.

So have patience with me,  the cook off is in 2 and a half weeks and after that, the recipes will be forthcoming, the posts about exciting things will be written and you might even see some pictures with those.

I’m also hopeful that the hours upon hours I have driving to Salt Lake City next week will let me write in the truck and be productive.

I’m crossing my fingers that I can share a few things from my trip to Salt Lake with all of you, even if they are quick little posts with pictures. I do so love my week in Salt Lake with Mike. We leave the kids, attend the Adobe Summit (which is an incredible amazing event!) and enjoy travelling together, like we did before kids.

So hang in there folks and life will get back to normal!

Well, as normal as anything gets with me.


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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Courtenay says

    I hear you about that guilt feeling when you’re not blogging!  I have several little caches of photos waiting for some text, but alas, I just can’t seem to make it fit into life right now!


    Also, I’m totally with you on the “finishing the basement” thing – we’re FINALLY finishing ours up, just in time to list our house!  It’s totally time-consuming.  


    I wouldn’t worry too much about not blogging much right now – we’ll all be patiently waiting for you to get back to it 🙂

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Oh…basements…the bane of many a good family 😉 Glad you are getting yours done! and In time to list the house!

  2. ACanadianFoodie says

    You are taking the truck to Salt Lake – NOW I get it – you really do NOT fly… little MIss Magpie MUST MUST work on spreading her wings. And that one husband idea – it is good if one of your “friends” doesn’t monopolize him for over 10 days doing something that neither of them imagined would morph into what it has. Hope you get him back, soon… and there might be a little silver lining in your nest when you return from your trip…if you call me a silver lining…. hehe… he….






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