Where in the hell have you been?

Well it hasn’t been here!

A little less than a year ago I dropped off the blogging map. If you remember prior to that I was kind of trying to get my act together on the health front,  on the work front, on the homefront, on the social front, on the I own a little doggie and she’s a maniac front … you know a whole host of things

When I look at my progress over that time,  I think I managed to get things together fairly well. I mean if nothing else, Joulie has stopped threatening to eviscerate anything that walks within five feet of me. Granted that’s her progress not mine, but nonetheless I share in her victories! (For those of you who followed the “great unsticking” a year ago, my walk-in in closet is still a walk-in closet. I’m celebrating my second year in business for myself, and I’ve managed to stay out of the hospital for almost two years.)


I think most people know that I’ve suffered from some pretty significant health issues over the past bunch of years, and one of the things I found that’s really helped this year is committing to a vegan diet. Yeah , I drank the Kool-Aid. And I have to say I’m not one of those people that’s going to tell you that it’s been easy. I mean I was a vegetarian for years before this you would think it would be fairly easy, but I’m not fooling myself, it hasn’t been. I love cheese. Also having been someone who raised my chickens like they were pets, I didn’t feel any guilt eating an egg or two. It turns out , when you rely on a fairly sketchy digestive system, a vegan diet really is your best bet!

Over the next three weeks I’m embarking on an intermittent fasting detox. Oddly enough I don’t think I’ve ever bought this many groceries in my life… ironic, when you consider that I’m going to be fasting for a good piece of this 3 weeks. Well anyhow , I’ve decided to come back to blogging because I need to keep track of this. I need to try and log my progress or just how I’m feeling about doing this, and at the risk of appearing pretentious , I figured what the heck, I might as well do it here.

So, feel free to leave me a comment… that would be awesome . I missed all you guys and thought about coming back here many many times , but just never got my act together until now. Joulie and I are celebrating my return by making a detox soup tonight. My victories are her victories as well!



22 thoughts on “Where in the hell have you been?

  1. I’ve missed you here! I am so thankful that life has leveled off a bit for you, and especially that you’ve avoided the need for major medical intervention!

    I’m looking forward to following your progress with the vegan diet and detox process. People trying and achieving something new is motivating! 😊

    Joulie is just happy about being able to greet her loyal fans, we’ve missed her too! 💕

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  2. Glad you’re back Zoe. Hope to follow your progress. A vegan/ plant based diet is the way to go. If someone were to cook for me I’d do it myself, no problem.But , like yourself, cheese would be hard to give up..



  3. Hi Ivy/Zoe,
    I was so happy to have an Uncharted notice in my in box. I’ve missed you. I hope all goes well with the vegan/detox thing. I’ve heard that detoxing can sometimes be dangerous. It can put a lot of stress on your system. So please be careful.


  4. Candy! I’m so happy to hear from you you were one of the people among the many I was thinking of when I posted this because I haven’t seen you in so long and I miss you! I am definitely being careful this is totally under doctor supervision and I meet with him twice a week! So I’m not worried at all which you know for me is a big deal! Hahaha


  5. “No. But it wasn’t a dream — it was a place. And you — and you — and you — and you were there.”“*

    uh oh! mad response (not surprising) to your post. If I might, when the inner voice says, ‘yeah, that still doesn’t provide the content or the motivation to get on the B Train’, remember what Castaneda said and reply to the negative side, ‘Take a hike!’.
    …and besides, this is the blogosphere! (blogosphere motto: “No, no one specifically asked that, but, by virtue of a potentially limitless readership, ya never know who might find just what they need in your next post.”)

    *less-ancient Readers and Commenters? a line from the last scene in a little movie called ‘Wizard of Oz’**
    ** yes, for our purposes, that does kinda make zoe Dorothy….. and…. and! her little dog too!

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  6. I’ve missed you! I’m so glad you’ve stayed out of the hospital, and that Joulie is doing less teeth-gnashing. I’m very interested in hearing of your vegan journey. I’ve been vegetarian for a few years now, and while I truly believe a whole-foods, plant-based way of eating is most healthy, I haven’t fully committed to 100% plant-based yet, but I am definitely moving in that direction. I followed your great unsticking and ended up with a more organized closet myself, so maybe I’ll be similarly motivated by your vegan journey! 🙂 In any case, welcome back to the blogosphere!


    1. Oh my goodness I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve thought about I really need to write to Kristi I really need to write to Kristi… I’m just amazed at how fast things get away from me and how long I let them slide. I’m realizing already how time-consuming the blogging thing was but great fun nonetheless and I need to have fun! So over the next week I have to figure out a way to fit this into my life a little better. But it’s all good and thank you for the welcome back! Yeah I’ve been vegetarian forever and really the leap to being a vegan was a lot harder than I expected and in some ways a lot easier


  7. Vegan!? THAT’S AWESOME! And I feel your pain! I am currently vegetarian, but when I tried going vegan for 30 days a little over a year ago, I think I must have either had too much protein or not enough, too many carbs or not enough, or too many vitamins or not enough. Whatever the case, it was not easy eliminating so many more foods than when you’re vegetarian. My hat’s off to vegans everywhere! I would like to try again, but I think I need more self-edumacatin before I attempt again. I know it works wonders for the body.


  8. I finally remembered to bring my calendar in for the new year today. And thought of you when I hung it because it’s an Acadia calendar! So if you felt a little good vibe hit you first thing this morning that was me! Yeah I was vegan for a number of years in my twenties and then went back to being vegetarian. I even went back to being a carnivore for a little while there I think vegan is definitely going to be the way to go. Takes a lot of prep, and initially it seemed to take a lot of tolerating my anxiety about everything else feeling in my body that was changing. But then like anything you reaching equilibrium and balance is what it’s all about


  9. So glad to see you again. Blogging is always here. We’re always here. My out of hospital record is almost twenty years now and I am glad you’ve managed it for some time now as well. Happy 2019 to you.


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