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A ton of people (okay, like 30, but considering the mundane posts so far, that's a ton) have read my blog, and I have to say, I'm shocked. There's something so intriguing about that "Stats" feature on Blogger that tells you exactly how many people have visited your blog! I hope I haven't caused anyone to concuss themselves when passing out from sheer boredom.
Personally, I don't really follow any blogs. The only time I tend to visit a blog is if Pinterest leads me there when I'm looking up a recipe. And I feel that recipe blogs are just about the worst. Without exception, they are miles of blah-blah-blah interspersed with pictures of delicious-looking food, more blah-blah-blah, more pictures (can I just find out how to make that tantalizing food, please?!) and then after you've scrolled down about a hundred times, you finally get to the recipe.
I'm not particularly planning to share a ton of recipes, although I'm not saying it will never happen - but when and if it does, I guarantee I will post the recipe first, and then add any blah-blah-blah that I just can't keep in. That way, if all you want is the recipe, you'll be spared the difficulty of getting to it.
Okay, that was probably way more time and effort than the subject really necessitated, but you can't say I didn't warn you that this blog might at times be boring. And may I draw your attention to the blog description, just under the title.. top left. "Stream of consciousness" is clearly written there. Full disclosure has been given.
Speaking of consciousness, there's something about motherhood, for me, at least, that seems to reduce consciousness of -- well, pretty much the whole world. The other day a friend made a comment about how babies make you care so much less about everything else, and it's so true. I'm sure it's partially due to spending so much less time out in the world -- let's just be honest, going anywhere is an enormous hassle -- but that's not all of it. There's something about this sweet, snuggly, needy, confusing little child that just makes me not care about politics, current events, or anything else that's occupying most of the world. I suppose now that I'm raising a tiny human, I should care about those things more than ever, but not for me, at least not right now. It's not that I don't care about those things, but even with all the craziness going on in the world, especially politically -- somehow, Baby T makes all those things fade into the background. All that matters is this precious, tiny little life that's been entrusted to me.
At the same time -- I promise, stream of consciousness is almost over -- I want to be really careful to not let this sweet kiddo completely consume my time and energy. I was a wife before I was a mother, and personally, I think there are way too many wives who give all their time and energy to their children and forget their other roles. This is not meant to be judgmental -- it's all too easy to fall into that trap. My hubs and I have talked at length about the fact that we need to be united as a team and put each other first, because the only way we can be the best parents to our son is if we are good partners to each other.
Anyway. That's all for today. I had no intention of getting philosophical (I mean, I started out by talking about my irritation with recipe blogs) but when you let your thoughts wander on the page, sometimes that happens.
If you're still reading, God bless you. What mental fortitude you have!














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  1. I totally agree with you about recipe blogs. They are also heavy on ads, which makes finding the recipe even harder.
    Are you by chance taking recipe requests? I would love to have the recipe for egg stew. So yummy!

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  2. THANK YOU. It should be illegal to make someone scroll all the way to the bottom for a recipe, especially when half the time the app crashes before you get there!

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