Happy Wednesday! I hope your June has been a lovely month so far. I can scarcely believe that we are half way through the month. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day weekend?
I never sent out a newsletter last week. I planned on it and then it got later and later in the week as I tried to finish up things I wanted to write about. I finally decided it was going to be a week without a newsletter. Since it’s summer I’m going to cut myself some slack in some areas. By way of follow-up to last week’s Simple Living This Week No. 72 post, Caroline and I managed to get out of our homeschool funk. I think it is more lockdown funk than anything. In any case, we seem to have moved out of at least some of it.
Sometimes I feel like I should give up on trying to write blogging type posts here and just create informative content. I enjoy seeing what other people do in their homes and looking at their pictures. But it’s kind of hard to blog about thinking things and how I spend my working time.
- “Here’s a picture of me contemplating the thorny problems of this topic.”
- “Oh and here is me sitting at my desk working on a forum upgrade project for ten hours.”
- “Check out this picture of me updating products, product descriptions, and images.”
- “Here is me watching a CensorTube video on the issues facing this other topic.”
- “This is a great one as I scan Gab and Telegram for the best info to share in my Locals group.”
It’s just not the same as showing the latest knitting project or flowers grown or food cooked.
So sometimes I feel like I write the same kinds of things here each week. They tend to be kind of not very exciting. And yet they are the things that make up my life. A huge part of Simple Living for our family is having a Home Business so that’s what I spend a lot of time doing. So that’s what I write about. Maybe women who blog about their meals and what they did around the home also feel like they write about the same things over and over again. They probably do.
Actually I think it’s a lot about how routine life has become. We haven’t been anywhere outside of our metro area in two years. It’s not like we are big travelers anyway, but the mundaneness of it all is starting to wear on me. David and I have done a good job of remaining focused over the past many months, but the never-ending groundhog day-ness of it is starting to wear on all of us. It would do us good to take a few weeks or the summer off from so much, but that isn’t an option. So we get up and keep going each day. I remind myself that most people in history lived in the mundane and routine.
I’ve been working on a new project lately. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve been contemplating a new project for over a year but haven’t moved on it. I purchased the domain as part of my working through Income School’s Project 24, but told myself I had to finish other things before I could start something else. I’ve just about completed the other things like updating all the products in my shop. So I decided I could start my other project. It is at the very beginning stages. As in the very beginning. It has a logo and a layout. No content. The content is all in my head and written in lists. But it will be there in the coming months. Here it is.
I’m looking forward to working on it!
What is going on in your home? I hope you’ll leave a comment and share.
Artwork: My Lady is a Widow and Childless by Marcus Stone