Yesterday I organized our pantry. It was long overdue, and I made things much more streamlined and efficient.
In the process, I ended up trashing our kitchen, which then required a lengthy cleanup. In the process of that, I also cleaned the inside of our fridge.
My life is SO glamorous, don't you think?
If there's one thing I try to do on this blog, it's to present the plain unvarnished reality of our lives. Sometimes things are (cough) exciting (this usually involves cattle in some way) but most of the time we blunder on, leading a non-exciting but productive and happy existence.
Which is why it cracked me up to see this recent headline: Facebook or Fakebook? Many admit making lives seem more exciting on social media.
It seems "A survey by smartphone maker HTC found that more than three quarters of those asked (76%) said they judged their peers based on what they saw on their Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook profiles.
In order to make our own pages and lives appear more exciting, 6% also said they had borrowed items to include in the images in order to pass them off as their own and make others jealous.
More than half of those surveyed said they posted images of items and places purely to cause jealousy among friends and family."
Believe me, if we're cleaning the barn or building an annex or picking strawberries or gathering tomatoes or canning chicken stock or anything else we do on a routine basis, the last thing we're trying to do is "make others jealous." We're just presenting life in the country.
Some might find this unspeakably dull. That's fine. It's not for everybody. But for those of you who choose to follow our humble lives, let me be the first to say "Thanks" -- and welcome to the boring reality of homesteading.