12 June 2011

I Hope I Remember how to do this.....

...and I hope you all forgive me. I understand if you don't. Sometimes when one of my favorite bloggies drops off the planet I feel like a friend is neglecting me (over-involved much? Yeah.)

I will tell you where I have been and why I haven't come running back before this:
I take 18 hours during the school year and work.
Final exams and essays consumed me.
I had a 3 week summer class that was the same amount of work as a 4 MONTH class.
I finished that class a week ago, the next day I woke up with an AWFUL rash:
I mean, truly miserable. I'm allergic to my new sunscreen, Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch, SPF 50.
(I've know others to also have bad reactions to this, watch out. It also isn't the natural kind that uses Zinc Oxide.)

I had to get a shot of cortisone and take prednisone for a week. So now my rash is clearing up. I am working but it's online so....I can relax and blog. But what to blog about?

"Uh, Kittie, this is a food blog."
Yes it is. But I made it when the only thing I could think about was food because I keeping myself FROM food. I still think about what I eat but I am much less concerned with it now. I love it, I enjoy it. But now I LET myself enjoy it without (nearly as much) of the guilt. I also don't binge at all anymore. That is a wonderful feeling. I can control myself without being controlling. Good.

"Where are you going with this?"
I want to talk about other things. Books, plays, poetry. I am freak for literature. My blog is named for an obscure Through the Looking Glass reference. This is because I love books, not because I'm trying to be cute. I also have a great interest in Cruelty Free and Vegan makeup, for instance. I also have a deep-set interest in a few social/political topics. I have opinions.

Let's move into a cruelty-free lifestyle blog.

I might ramble about Shakespeare. But I will try to tell you what tea I was drinking at the time.
I may loose readers. I may not do it for long. I may do it for years. Let's just see.

Oh, and I still eat food:

Like my pretty little oatmeal bowl today:
CCK's Blueberry Pie Pancakes (made with brown rice flour):
Tons and tons of unpictured cereal...for breakfast....dinner...snack...wtvr.

But not for lunch. Always PBJ or salad for lunch....
...or a snack plate.
And for dinner I have been loving baked tofu.
(It's there, hiding under the nooch-y kale chips)


  1. *insert mild profanity* That rash looks painful, I hope it's clearing up! I haven't had a proper rash for years, but spent my childhood randomly sprouting them due to allergies (mostly orange things, like oranges and certin food colourings/E Numbers etc. Drinking Tizer gave me a right good one, once).
    Think I'll avoid that sunscreen...
    The new direction sounds good - to me it seems kind of natural that a blog will evolve over time, and it'd be grand to read about various interests.
    That's so brilliant about the bingeing :). I'm genuinely happy that you're finding freedom.

  2. yayy, you're back!! so glad you've been doing so well (foodwise at least, that rash looks BRUTAL). keep calm and carry on, lady!
    xx rach