15 June 2011

It's been 2 whole years? (and a little info on my journey)

I just realized that two years ago today I started this blog with this post http://theperfectthyme.blogspot.com/2009/06/grams-food.html.  A small tribute to my Grandmother whom I love and dearly miss.

How did I come up with the name The Perfect Thyme?  Well, moving from Florida to Illinois in 2006 was a bigger adjustment than I ever thought it was going to be. I wanted my husband and I to pull up over 20 years of roots in South Florida and move back to our home state of Illinois to be closer to all of our family and because I was tired of living in the city, tired of the crowds, tired of the heat.  Yep it was all MY idea.  And I had NO idea that moving would alter me so very much.

The first year was wonderful.  Everything was new and exciting. Having four distinct seasons, eating delicious sweet corn, being around family, SNOW... was all great. Then almost 1 year to the day I thought to myself  'ok that was fun, now I'm ready to go home' only this WAS home now.  I didn't want to really move and my husband had found his niche in the community and had opened his TKD School.  I HAD to make the best of it.  There was no way I was going to bring up moving again.

After a couple of years of feeling a little lost and a lot disoriented  I decided that it was 'the perfect thyme' (thyme because of my love of herbs) to jump into this next phase of my journey.

So now it is two years later.  I've made friends.  I've gotten used to the seasons.  I know my way around town.  I've started to adjust.  Time marches on and changes are all a part of it right?

My day job is at the local hospital.  You take building a new hospital, today's economy and the American way and what do you get?  Downsizing.  Yep, in four to six weeks I will receive a letter as to the fate of my employment.  I'm a little stressed I can't lie but I'm old enough to see the positives too.  This is just one more small, small part of my entire life journey.  What will happen next??  What will I do??  I have no idea and I kind of like that.

All I can think is that it's The Perfect Thyme for some changes and this time I'm just gonna roll with it and ENJOY!!


  1. Congratulations on two years of blogging! It's not easy to maintain a blog over that long a period of time, and I hope you've found as much fun and friendship as I have with my own blog. Keep at it!

  2. Lori - A big congrats to you for starting up & maintaining such a great blog. I sometimes think of the future of my blog and have no idea where it will be or how I will manage continuing it for an extended period of time. I know there is hope because of your post!

    I can understand how uncertain life can be. I want to say I'm sorry to hear about the upcoming "letter." However, I think it is WONDERFUL that you are rolling with the uncertainty in life with such positivity. I have a hard time doing that & it causes a lot of stress in my life.

    I look forward to following your journey & all of the greatness that will rain upon you!

  3. Thanks for all your kind words Mel.

    I started this blog basically for myself as an online journal of sorts and to keep track of the latest recipes that I try, so when I hear that someone 'likes' something that I've done or something that I've written about I'm always still a little shocked. :-)

    Stress and worry are two things that I try VERY hard to keep out of my life. They are both useless. I believe the only thing I can control is myself and how I react to things.

    I still haven't gotten the 'letter' but I know life will go on regardless of what it says when it does come.