Clean slate

by Mrs. Smith on April 7, 2020

Blank page.
New chapter.

Hello, blog.
It’s been awhile.
Like, officially over a year now.

What a fascinating time to be alive.
What a strange sort of apocalypse.

What in the world am I going to do with you?

I have no idea.
Zero.
Zilch.
Nada.
Goose eggs.

The moon was lovely tonight… But Instagram and Facebook are where you go to see pictures like that.

Blogs are for writing.
Blogs are for words.
Blogs are for stories, spun like pretty little spiderwebs and catching your attention for a little while before they send you on your way again.

So, what story shall I tell you?

Shall we talk about how some day I think, in all seriousness, that we should have stopped at 2 kids?
And how other days, I think, again, in all seriousness, that we should have another 6 now that we know what we’re doing?

In other words, quarantine-schooling is going great.

 

Because I couldn’t think of anything else to make, it was leftovers night tonight. I over-cooked half of it so badly that it was pretty much inedible and it went in the trash while I put the youngest to bed.

*muttered under my breath as I walked out of the kitchen

“What was that, honey?”

“Oh, I’m just thinking nice thoughts about myself!”

[My life’s value is not determined by how much I completely suck as a homemaker/cook. My life’s value is NOT determined by how much I do or do not suck as a homemaker/cook. MY LIFE’S VALUE IS *NOT* DETERMINED BY WHAT KIND OF COOK I AM!]

In other words, therapy is going well.

 

Mr Smith and I have had lots of heart to hearts in the last week, leading up to us both finally confessing that we’ve both been rolled fairly equally by the radical shift that happened for me in February. It’s been weighing on us both for weeks, but neither one of us have wanted to hurt the other person by talking about it.
Awwwww. Isn’t it so sweet?

In other words, marriage is fantastic.

 

It’s interesting to see the different perspectives of my friends and acquaintances in social media as the world has turned upside down in the last month. Some are like, “MASKS UP!” and some are like “This is a hoax, y’all. It’s all about control…”

Whatever your opinion, I offer my perspective that the world will never be the same after this shakeup. It’ll be interesting to see how everything shakes out. I am hoping we all maximize on the opportunities to shift things for good – in our nations, communities, families, and within our selves.

The memes have been epic.

In other words, the pandemic is bizarre and difficult
and -potentially- glorious.

 

In spite of D) all of the above, God’s love for us remains constant. It’s always there, even when we burn dinners and people are opinionated and relationships have struggles and kids don’t have any interest in schoolwork…

So that’s something that hasn’t changed in the last year, and it won’t change in whatever gap there is between this post and the next.

In other words, life is still beautiful.

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