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A Bunch of Stuff Happened


When Ben and I were first married, we were in the midst of moving to a new city, a new apartment, new jobs, and of course, new budgets. It probably took us a good three to six months to combine our finances together as I was working to change my name, update my social security card, and obtain a new driver's license. So when we were able to start a joint bank account, we took a look at each other's separate accounts to make sure we remembered what bill was coming out of which account. However, as I glanced over Ben's balance register, all I saw written to cover a couple of months of accounting was "A BUNCH OF STUFF HAPPENED," followed by the current balance (for the record, he did this as a complete joke to get a laugh out of me)!

This has become a long standing joke in our marriage over the past 13 years!

So as COVID-19 continues to wreak its havoc over our state, and as we've been living in this fog of a new normal, not knowing what day it is or even what month it is, we've turn to our longstanding family joke: A BUNCH OF STUFF HAPPENED in March, April, and May 2020.

In June, things will begin to re-open in our state, slowly, and with a different look. And I will also be giving a fond farewell to my good, true, and beautiful series on social media on May 31, as we look forward to a summer that will feel very sweet and free indeed.

As I glimpse back into the the past three months of fogginess, some very wonderful things have come from it, and I feel like this is a good time to reflect upon those things, in no particular order:

1. Our adoption home study is approved, and the country that we will be travelling to has granted us a preliminary approval for a match with a child. Glory be! Now, we're on to completing the dossier.