So We Come To The End

11 Nov

Sorry everybody, but, it’s come to this. I don’t have the time to write the Granny Cart anymore.

Looking Forward to the Future

I’m not leaving the Internet, I’m still embarrassing myself in public in several locations– like on Twitter, Flickr and over at the Garden–but I just haven’t figured out a way to do it all anymore. I used to have two hours before I went to work in which I could write and think and cogitate, but now I’m up-and-attem every morning, fighting the incoming commuters at Grand Central like a salmon swimming upstream before I used to even be out of bed. And then, when I get home, I have no interest in sitting in front of the computer anymore.  I’ve gotten to a point where I’m happy just sharing my life with my husband and family and fighting the good fight for my job. In short, I’m happy.

The Granny Cart was, in many ways, born out of anger and frustration with the limitations of my job at Forbes. It was an outlet. I guess I don’t need an outlet anymore.  But then again, you never know. Perhaps I’ll soon find the world of plants and flowers and giant pumpkins stultifying, and you’ll find me back here, writing about finance and politics.  You just never know.

In the meantime: Be well, eat well, live well. It’s been quite the ride.



16 Responses to “So We Come To The End”

  1. lornasass November 11, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Appreciate your honesty. Needs change as we do and it’s so wise to respond to them. Glad to hear that you’re happy!

  2. Heather November 11, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    Oh I’m so sad to miss your photographs but I do follow you on Twitter so I’ll keep up that way. It’s good to be too busy and happy at work. Keep in touch!

  3. Lisa November 11, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    I respect your honest decision–better to do something out of love rather than obligation. Of course, you will be missed here but at least I know where to find you elsewhere. See you on Twitter and at The Garden!

  4. Margaret November 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Bummer for us, congratulations in order for you! I don’t do Twitter or Flickr, but I’ll continue to enjoy your beautiful photos as my desktop backgrounds as a small part of your Joy in Nature rubs off while I am despairing of getting out from behind MY computer!
    Best of luck in all things. -Margaret

  5. Christina November 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    I’m so thankful for your tenure here at ACIEGC because through it, I’ve gotten to see the world through your kitchen and camera lens, and because of that experience, come to know you. Thank you.

  6. Lucy November 12, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    I certainly hope you’ll give us some of that good love from time to time and keep your blog online. It’s really nice to hear that you are happy. That’s the most important thing.

  7. MAry Coleman November 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I’ll think of you every time I make garlic confit.
    Take care!!!

  8. Marieo November 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, say it ain’t so!

    I do understand about the time, I do, I do.

    Maybe later you’ll miss it and come back once a week? :-)

  9. Mary November 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Best of luck to you. I’ve certainly enjoyed your photography, your musings, and your recipes over the past few years. I feel like I’m losing a friend. :)I understand the time limitations though. Sometimes you just need to LIVE life rather than writing about it.

  10. Marisa November 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    I will miss the Granny Cart, but I do understand. It’s a good thing we have Twitter!

  11. ann November 16, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    Thanks you guys. It’s nice to hear that there’s a sense of understanding. I had been feeling guilty for weeks; I didn’t want to be one of those people who just fades away. And then someone left me a “Dear John” comment saying they were leaving *me* because they couldn’t stand the guilt anymore. I was just like “Well, that’s weird, isn’t it me that’s supposed to feel guilty?” So I knew it was time. But Marie’s right, you never know, I might be back. But I just needed to give myself this breathing room. As you all know, a big part of blogging is reading other blogs, and I haven’t had time to do that with any great regularity for several years. Anyway, I’ll stop making excuses now and just say thank you. See you on the Interwebs!

  12. brooklynguy November 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed tremendously too, and I wish you all the best.

  13. WillB November 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    We’ll miss you over here in the next valley east… Funny that the picture is overlooking the hill where I live. And it’s bread making season again. Wishing you lots of smiles and peace of mind…

  14. Jennifer Hess November 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I’ll miss you, but I’ll see you around the internet I’m sure. ;) Thanks for all of the wonderful words and images you’ve shared with us here.

  15. Christine November 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    I’m late to this post, but I just wanted to say that I will miss the Granny Cart and look forward to seeing you in whatever form you have time for! So glad you are happy. It certainly is a good reason for not writing. :)

  16. Anne December 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Jeez, you don’t visit a girl’s site for a coupla months and she ups and leaves you! It’s been wonderful reading you and meeting you, Ann. Best of luck. So happy things have worked out so nicely for you. It’s great when the good guys win.

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