[Note: If you’re just here for food talk, scroll down a few paragraphs. An apology and a blog tip are up first.]
I love blogging. I really do. Easily my favorite part is interacting with you all. Sometimes though, when it comes to the technical side, I hate blogging.
In some ways, WordPress is a really easy platform, but if you want it to do anything beyond the bare bones basics, you need to install plugins and widgets and the like. For example, I learned very early on that WordPress will not automatically send an email when you reply to someone’s comment, so unless they come back to your post to check (which no one does), they will never see your response. So over 6 months ago, I installed a plugin to fix that. Problem solved right? Wrong. I was new and naive then, so I installed and activated the plugin, but never tested it… until yesterday. No dice. I tweeted Amy and Davida, and they confirmed they’ve never gotten a reply notification from me. Turns out I missed a step in installation, and after you activate the plugin in WordPress, the settings for the plugin itself (illogically) default to disabled.
I was kind of heartbroken. All of your comments mean so much to me, and I try to show that by responding with thoughtful comments of my own. Even though it sometimes takes me a few days, I reply to 99% of them. For me, it has been a thoughtful dialogue, but for you guys it’s been silence. So this is me saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry if you ever thought I was ignoring your comments, or that I didn’t read them, or that they didn’t matter to me. I’ve updated the settings, so you should start seeing my replies now. Newbie bloggers, always check your plugins! I do that now, but I didn’t then. 🙁
What I Ate Wednesday
On to our regularly scheduled program. My eats have been super boring lately. I’m like a scavenger, I just eat whatever random combination of food is nearby, it’s really not healthy. So in lieu of a traditional WIAW post, I thought I’d honor tomorrow’s holiday with WIET, What I’m Eating Tomorrow!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (in the US, sorry international friends!), the foodiest of all holidays. It’s a day we are celebrating the food itself. Although our modern celebrations focus on everything we are thankful for, which I love, the original purpose of the holiday was to celebrate the harvest of the previous year. We are literally celebrating the fact that there is food to eat (a luxury, I should note, that almost a billion people don’t have).
It’s a day to give thanks, not wallow in guilt. You aren’t “cheating,” it isn’t a “cheat day.” You’re just living. The word cheat implies you’re doing something wrong or dishonest. There’s nothing wrong or dishonest about enjoying a delicious, celebratory meal with your loved ones. It’s a holiday, it’s a festive occasion. So I’m going to be happy, I’m going to give thanks for all the blessings in my life and for the opportunity to be with my family, and I’m going to eat. I hope you do too!
And since you want pictures (and Thanksgiving isn’t cooked yet, obvi), here’s a preview of what I’ll be enjoying:
So I hope you’ll join me in having a guilt-free Thanksgiving. Not guilt-free as in, “I healthified all the recipes and barely ate anything, and I skipped dessert.” I mean guilt-free as in throw your guilt out the window (which you should do anyway), it’s just one day, live your life to the fullest kinda guilt-free.
Even though this barely counts as a WIAW post, I’m still linking up with Jenn for the party. If you’re looking for a little better meal inspiration, head over and check out what the rest of blogland is eating 🙂
Questions: Did you think I was ignoring your comments and/or didn’t love you? Are you going to eat all the foods with me tomorrow? What are you giving thank for this year? What are you most excited to eat? (if you don’t all say pie I’m going to think you’ve lost it)