When I started this blog, I did so with boundless energy and enthusiasm and threw myself into it full force. I haven’t contributed in a while because I’ve been making big strides in my personal life… one of those big strides is now seven weeks along, growing inside my body.
Yes, another Dingus Baby is on the way.
In similar fashion to my daughter Lilith, this one is settling in with a bang and keeping me off my feet with growing pains or hunched over a garbage pail. And while I could certainly write off my feet, the mental fog and chronic pain and general sense of malaise kind of get in the way of the creative juices. Right now it’s kind of just about survival. I’m lucky that Lilith is such a kind and chill little kid and that I have the support of family to help me with her right now because I am dud city.
But nothing has changed, not my goals, not my intent. I’m here to teach a better way of living by example and I’m excited to include pregnancy, parenting two children and delving into minimalist living from this new angle.
You’ll probably see less food articles from me for a while because I’m revolted by just about all foods right now, but don’t worry, once my appetite is back we will be back to it. Until then, I think you can figure out how to boil a single peeled potato if you want to emulate my exciting fare. Sigh.
The plan is still the same for us in the Dingus household. Our condo is on the market, and when it sells we will be moving into my parents basement, into a tiny two bedroom apartment that doesn’t even have a full kitchen. That will be two adults, two kids, two cats and all of our life necessities in about five hundred square feet. Basically below ground tiny house living, which we are so amped for the experience. We know we can handle this and welcome the challenge.
We will make it work, because it’s our financial pathway to freedom. It will enable us to pay off all of our accumulated debts and save a huge pile of money to put a down payment on our homestead property in about two years time. Ultimately we hope that Justin will be able to eliminate on the clock work and we can create enough income from home ventures to live the life we truly long for. A return to the basics.
In the meanwhile, my daughter will attend kindergarten and first grade in the same school I once did and my baby will be born and know nothing of the journey we have been on before they joined us, assimilating easily into the life with which it is presented. My parents will get to enjoy more time with Lilith and this new baby as well… it will probably be a lot more of a cluster frig than that, but I’m going to stick with the optimism for as long as I can.
And I’ll be here, telling you all about it as it comes.
I won’t promise updates on any schedule right now as my condition is quite unwell. Babies just love to shred me from the inside out. I pay a tribute to these tiny dinguses from the second they implant, but Lilith was infinitely worth it and I know this one will be too.