Welcome to this week’s post. I hope you had a good week. This post is a day late because I spent the week enjoying my family and not putting myself under pressure to get certain things done.
This Week’s Artwork
Today I’m featuring another painting by George Dunlop Leslie. I’ve featured him many times and shared his biography in Simple Living This Week 89.
This is the Way We Wash Our Clothes is such a sweet painting. I love all the little details like the wee black ribbon in her hair, the lace trim on her dress, the dimples in her elbow, and the way she’s standing on the chair.
Rather than break things out by topic this week, I’m simply going to write an all-encompassing summary. That will be a fitting end to the week.
As I already said, I spent my time enjoying my family and home this week. Too often I don’t allow myself to enjoy my life. I know some of you will understand what I’m saying. I had a fire two nights in a row when it was chilly. We went out on some shopping trips for craft supplies and things for the home. Our toaster oven died after many years of faithful service so we needed to replace it right away because we use it almost daily. We didn’t do anything super spectacular this week, but we enjoyed spending time together doing something different.
It’s been interesting to watch Patrice at Rural Revolution develop a new writing career at this point in her life. She’s been a prolific columnist and writer for many years. Now she has settled into writing Amish romance novels for Love Inspired. (See her books here on Amazon.) I’m not interested in writing Amish romance novels, but it has caused me to think about how the Lord can open doors that we would never expect. I’ve been feeling very stuck and in a rut lately so I suspect that is why her post jumped out at me.
After publishing the post with recommended financial and money news sources, I feel like I’ve reached the point where I’ve done all I can do to help people try to make sense of the craziness around us. Over the past few years, I’ve outlined what I think is happening and why through videos, podcasts, blog posts, forum entries, etc. It feels like repetition at this point to keep going. There is no point in me being a broken record. I’ve told you what I think about the big picture at 40,000 feet. I’m either right or I’m wrong. Time will tell me which it is. To keep rehashing the same topics isn’t going to change anything even if the day-to-day events surrounding the big picture continue to evolve.
So I’ve found myself this week (and in recent weeks) facing some kind of an existential crisis regarding it all and thinking about it from a sunk cost perspective. I’ve invested so much time and effort into creating content related to current events that it seems crazy to just unpublish it. But honestly (and at the risk of sounding vulgar) I’m so sick of it all and seeing the damage it continues to do in the lives of people that it makes me want to throw up whenever I see it on my own website. There are moments I just want to be rid of it. All of it.
Anyway, that’s my honest recap of this week. I had a great week in most ways even though I feel this stuff looming over me at the same time. But I need to push publish on this now and move on with my day. I hope what I’ve said makes sense.
How was your week? I hope it was a good one.