Did you hear that?? That was the sound of me jumping on the blogging bandwagon. I've thought about blogging for a while but wasn't sure I had too much to say that was of interest and was convinced the only person that would read it was my best friend..and Im ok with that. If someone other than friends or family decides Im worthy of a bookmark then I'll be thrilled but in the meantime Ill just introduce myself to those that are reading even though they know me already.
You may, or may not, be asking yourself "What is CaliLand?" Well my lovely follower (yes, Loryn, you are my only follower as of now) CaliLand is the creation of my parents. Growing up they would joke that I lived in a place called CaliLand-which I assumed was my own little world where people wanted and liked the same things as me, thought I was hilarious and thoroughly enjoyed me and my antics. After receiving a "throne" they made for me out of a bar stool I slowly realized they thought it was my own little kingdom where things were just my way..CaliLand. I have kept CaliLand with me ever since because, lets me honest, who wouldn't want their own land? So this will be the updated version of CaliLand..back then it was in my head but now its out in the blogosphere.
More about me?? OK! I tend to overuse "..." and put commas where they don't belong. I try to spell check so I don't look like an asshole but sometimes that is unavoidable. I love food-cliche? perhaps but so undeniably true. I would dare to say it is near the top of the list of what my friends and family would say about me. Food and dessert..ya, thats all me but as much as I love these things I cook and bake way too rarely. My kitchen is very small and hardly conducive to cook or bake the way I wish I could so I do it rarely to avoid the frustration..and clean up. I can cook (read: I can follow recipes. I rarely get creative or inventive) and bake but tend to make the same things over and over because I have a fear of things not coming out well or not liking them and then I feel like I have wasted money on the ingredients. I am horrible at cleaning. There are generally 3 times I REALLY clean. 1)When people are coming over. 2) When its so bad its unavoidable. 3)When I get in a random frenzy of "need-to-clean" mode and I jump from cleaning one thing to the next so quickly that nothing actually gets a good, proper cleaning. Confession: I have the terrible tendency of cleaning my bathroom with baby wipes instead of some sort of real cleaner.
Alysha, from The Tarr Pit, seems to be awesome at knowing how to clean/keep her house (and meal plan, and cook daily--does envy come across in writing?) My MIL is also an amazing cleaner and I really do envy that skill--yes, I believe it is a skill. She has a desire to keep things clean and the ability to do so. I grew up with a housekeeper (leave your gasps, sighs, giggles and "ughs" here ________) so I feel like I never really learned how to clean and keep a home. More on that another time (so come back because I bet it'll be a thriller!)
I do, however, love organizing and throwing things away. Nothing feels as good as when you throw out/donate a bunch of your stuff that you haven't used in months or years..It sucks though when you are married to someone who HATES doing this. (again, more on that another time.)
Surprisingly, i have much more to say but I will leave you yearning for more.