It’s been tough to find things to blog about lately. The kids are always easy to blog about because I think they get more awesome-er every day. But my own life and marriage are a little boring at the current moment. Getting up, going to work, coming home, dinnertime, bath time, bedtime does not an interesting blog make.
I like to have things going on. I like to be busy and have a full calendar. I work better that way. Going, going, going. It keeps life interesting, doesn’t it? It certainly keeps my blog life interesting, I guess. For the past few years, my life has been truly bloggerific. We bought our first house, had our first baby, moved across the country, faced unemployment, dealt with depression, had a surprise pregnancy, changed careers, moved (twice since our arrival in Florida!), and then bought our new house. I mean, things were JUMPIN’.
But in the last month or so, things have really slowed down. And, though it doesn’t make for great blog fodder, I have to say that it has been a really nice change in pace.
The other day, my mom and I were talking about things finally settling down for me and Chris and our conversation took a natural turn towards gratitude. We talked about how only after you’ve gone through really rough times do you really become thankful for the calm. It’s the same thing with money, too. We certainly aren’t rolling in it, but after going through that year of having hardly anything, I have learned to appreciate simple things, like having money to pay for groceries.
“Do you know how excited I am that every week I get to spend $100 on groceries?!?!” I shrieked to my mom, laughing. “I pull my debit card out every week and beam standing in line at the grocery store because I can buy my family groceries, dammit! And that’s a fabulous feeling.”
So, life right now is insanely boring. But because I have experienced the opposite of boring for the last two years, I am so grateful for the boring.