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A Sudden Realization

So, I tweeted earlier that my mom is now on Facebook (Dad has been for a while), and made a joking comment about how now I’ll need to behave.  I have Twitter set up to update my FB status (Teh Lazy – I has it), and an old friend from high school was hassling me about how I’ve clearly been treading close to the line with my updates about knitting and trivia (Our team is going to Trivia Bowl 22 on the 19th!).  We went back and forth a little, and pointed out that he didn’t HAVE to read my updates if he didn’t like them.  He said that he did have to, because he needed the reminder that someone else’s life is more boring than his.

Now, I know he and I were kidding, but it got me thinking.  From the outside, my life probably does look pretty boring.  But I had a sudden realization about it – I’m happy.  Like, not “just hanging in there” or “doing ok”, but genuinely happy.  I’ve spent the last 11 years with a husband that I adore, and who loves me.  We have a house, we’re doing ok.  We’re both reasonably healthy.  We have three goofy dogs and three wacky cats that make life interesting.  We have amazing friends all over the place.  I get to play with yarn when I want to, and indulge my creativity in the local theatre, too. I’m not Pollyanna – I know my life isn’t perfect.  I’m never going to have a baby, and that sucks massively.  It’s a hole in my heart that isn’t going to be filled, and I have to live with that.  But Kris and I have made it through some pretty major shit in our life, and we’ve come out the other side closer and with a stronger marriage.

So, anyway, yeah.  Light bulb moment du jour.  🙂

Knitting content will resume soon.  I’ve got some goodies I want to show you – Twitter has been BAD for “Ooh!  Shiny!” moments with stuff on Etsy.

22 comments to A Sudden Realization

  • LC

    DH and I have been together since 1989. We continually strive for “content” and more often than not we find it! Life has some sidetrips, but mostly, content is a good place to live!

    I’m thrilled to read your lbmdj. You’re good people.

  • Who cares if your life is ‘boring’ as long as you are happy. Sounds like you have a good balance going.

  • Great feeling isn’t it. And kind of strange that it does seem kind of boring so some, but at least for me it’s a smooth and stable feeling.

  • Ummm. I don’t think that your life is boring. Not at all. DUH. And I don’t really have much interest in paying attention to boring people. Sorry but it’s harsh but it’s also true.

    I find lots of fascinating things in your life all the time. Truly I do. I find what you’ve started with this knitting community fascinating. The Hat for Alex project. Your absolute love for you hubby and family, yes fascinating. And the enormous community of friends who simply adore you. The whole taking down the tree even and building the back porch. How you WORK with your loved one. How he adores and cherishes you and o observe how the two of you mesh as one couple. And these meal concoctions every so once in awhile that send my butt scurring off to the grocery store.

    Pam, the object of the game is not to see how many rings we can score. It’s how well we’ve developed our toss. And your toss is wonder filled. People (whoever this person probably from my past is as well) can’t look close enough to see the beauty that you have created in YOUR LIFE. I can. And I honor it and cherish the moments that you share with us.

    And I talk about you to others. I do. I talk about how proud I am of the life you’ve create. The happiness that eminates from you. Even through pictures. It’s all very interesting. Really.


  • It’s your life. You’re the person who has to love it. If you’re living this life everyone finds amazing and exciting but you hate it… what’s the point? You’re doing it right, I think.

  • Happy is good. Perhaps you just need to come up with far more interesting ways of saying “trivia night tonight!” How about “tonight, I shall test the strength of my brain when pitted against others in a room full of alcohol, loud people, and some guy with a microphone. I think I might win.”

  • Well then you’re far, far ahead of most people… being happy and content with what you have. Boring is good… and not really boring:-)

  • I’ve had that same thought running through me head the past few weeks. I mean, dude, I went to sock camp. And I loved every minute of it, but I know, some of my friends just thought I was crazy. Weird crazy probably too. Oh well. I’m happy.

    I agree, to be where you are at in your life and be happy..AMEN!!!!

  • If your life is boring, I must be in a coma! May you blessed with a long and boring life!

  • I read your blog quite often and do not think of you as boring at all. And one of the reasons I do read your blog is because your happiness comes through loud and clear. And I love the recipes and the projects too!!!
    Bravo to you for following your heart and being yourself.
    Oh and by the way, I also am “boring” to some people I know, but you know what, I don’t care. I also am lucky to be happy with my life, and my hubby of over 26 years.

  • amanda

    You have hit a Sweet Spot in the journey of life, for sure! Not quite what you planned on in some ways, I’m sure, but sweet and happy nonetheless. Score!

    I don’t think your life is boring at all. You get to have all kinds of adventures that I can’t because of this pesky job thing.

    BTW, that “friend” of yours wasn’t very nice to say that. 🙁

    And *~*~*CONGRATS*~*~* on Trivia Bowl!!

  • Hey you’re happy with your life, which is a lot more than other people have. Besides even IF you were boring (and I don’t think you are), what’s so bad about that? What’s that Chinese curse? May you live an eventful life? 🙂

  • Boring is subjective. Happy is perfection. 🙂

  • Shannon

    Three cheers for happy! The best of all things. I would never have even thought of you and boring anywhere close together!

  • Sounds more like a wee bit o’ jealousy on your “friend’s” part, iffn ya ask me.

    If your life can be called “boring,” then I think we should all be so bored. Contentment is hard to find these days. You haz it.

  • Hey, you are so not boring!!! You are happy in your life despite whatever gets thrown your way, that’s a hard thing to keep up. But to me you do it quite well 🙂 (hugs)

  • Sounds like he was just trying to bring you down with him. Good for you to realize that you didn’t have to affected by what he said. Who wants to be in a world that everyone is the same. I always say to each his own?

  • How can anyone even remotely think your life is boring?!?!
    I say keep up what you are doing – you are fun & interesting, Kris & The Fur Brigade totally rock, and your happiness is most important. Boohiss to the old “friend” aka partypooper

    <3 <3 <3

  • Mary

    Oh good…there is hope. 🙂

  • Wen

    Can I have that type of boring?

  • Isn’t “happy” the whole point? As long as the big stuff is good, who cares about the rest? And besides, my kind of boring could be your kind of exciting. There’s a reason we aren’t all the same!

  • Everyone deserves to be happy, and everyone’s happiness is different. Take yours when you can, there isn’t a rule that says we all get our fair share.