Apologies for my absence yesterday. Even though I don't deserve it, I feel like a bank holiday = a blog holiday for me.
When I say I don't deserve a holiday, I really, really mean it. To cap off a summer in which I accomplished far less than I intended, I spent this last long weekend maximizing the time I spent lying horizontal. And no, we are not "trying" for a baby. More like I'm trying for a world record in utter fucking laziness.
Ahem. It was a "relaxing" weekend, we'll say. Not that we didn't get out some: we took Haruki for a hike up Mount Sanitas and also around our house, and we also took a long mountain bike ride up towards the little town of Ward, Colorado. We are planning on taking this ride again in a few weeks when the fall colors are in full bloom; will post photos then. I also managed to make some to-do lists that I woefully started work on today.
But mostly I watched the US Open and episodes of Nip / Tuck while eating spoonfuls of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Sigh.
In truth, I was a bit depressed this weekend, and felt motivated to do very little. It got me to thinking, actually, about how infrequently blog girls write about depression and/or anxiety. I mean, we write a lot about what we eat, and some of us even write about how disordered our relationships with food are. But very rarely do I read one of the "big" bloggers writing about a period of sustained or serious depression, or feeling so anxious that they experience what my therapist used to call "analysis paralysis."
This isn't to say that I'm going to start writing about my depression or anxiety issues, but I am curious about whether you all agree with the point I'm making here. Is it possible that the blog world has made eating disorder issues acceptable as a topic of conversation while other mental illnesses like depression and chronic anxiety remain secret? Or am I just reading the wrong blogs? Seriously. Instead of reading about a blogger who--in one day--goes to the DMV, gets the car oil changed, does the grocery shopping, pays bills, goes to a doctor's appointment, etc., I'd love to read a blogger who writes about how she keeps moving her Monday "to-dos" to Tuesday, and then to Wednesday, and then to Thursday, and then, well, you get it.
Finally, I had a treat while out grocery shopping today.
For those of you who don't know who this is, it's Taylor Phinney, a local professional cyclist who just got some amazing results in both the Olympic Games and in the USA ProCycling Challenge. (Check him out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Phinney.
GAH! I was totally star-struck! (Not least because he was perusing the nut butters with a very serious attitude.)
*Whattya think about bloggers writing about anxiety/depression? Ever met someone famous that made you feel like a babbling geek?