Life, Life After Forty, Random Ramblings

Life Updates: September 10, 2020

Where to begin?

It’s been a year since I’ve created a new blog post. It’s been almost as long since I’ve written anything longer than a grocery list!


How are you?

No, really. Is everyone doing okay?

2020… It’s been quite a year! An overwhelming year. The kind of year that sucked out our sanity with an unrecyclable straw and ate our dignity with a side of fava beans. The kind of year that normalizes toilet paper stashes worthy of the dragon Smaug. The kind of year where we sit in the crater that was once our sofa cushion, pull two-day old caramel corn from our unwashed hair, and watch the world burn (both figuratively and literally) across our television screens. “Breaking News” is as cliché as a meme. Meanwhile, I’ve been handling social media in my usual way, mostly by hiding from it and watching copious amounts of Netflix.

Anyway, everyone is doing okay at yonder “Hoffman Haus.”

During this time:

I finished growing out my box-dyed hair. #SilverHairedWarrior

I learned how sew masks!

I’ve devoured 78 library books using Overdrive‘s Libby App. Yay FREE books!

I’ve been updating Kiddo’s family tree on Ancestry. Over 2,000 names and counting! I’ve been able to trace most of the Kiddo’s direct decedents to the 1600-1700’s. A few ancestors served in the War of 1812. Both sides!

*As a side note, Pocahontas was the great-grandmother of the husband of the 1st cousin 3x removed of the husband of my 6th great-aunt. Were you able to follow that? No? She’a NOT a blood relative, but it’s amazing what you’ll find while filling in all the aunts, uncles and obscure cousins.

What have you been up to? Please share your stories in the comments below!

xo Juli

4 thoughts on “Life Updates: September 10, 2020”

  1. It’s good to see you back! Your hair is lovely, and how fun about the ancestry stuff! 🙂

    My year – well. How to say it? My husband passed away in Feb. So it’s been a horrible year. However, I’ve found a lot of comfort and support in my little church that I was able to start attending again, and I was also able to reconnect with my older daughters (from my 1st marriage) so that’s been nice. You look for as many silver linings as you can, you know?

    I hope you’ve been writing during this time! This is like the perfect time for writers!

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    1. I’m so sorry for your loss! (Virtual Hugs!!!)

      I’m glad your church and daughters have been there to help you through this difficult time.

      I’ve been doing a LOT more reading than writing this year. This year has been so draining. I feels good to do things that refill me, emotionally.

      Take Care! It’s great to hear from you!!!! xoxo

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