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The Unglamorous Life Of A Spoon & Why My Blog Will Never Be ‘Sexy’

Oh, to shine fair and brilliant among the ‘beautiful ones’…

This is not the post I intended to write today. It will be late. It might be weird. I am having to rest after every three sentences.

A two-week long visit with an EBV flare has culminated in a morning of;

  1. Frantic lurching towards the bathroom,

  2. Noises from therein; usually heard between the exchange of a very pissed off lion, and a zebra with a lamentable sense of timing.  (or the ‘Excorcist’. Either one. Your choice.),

  3. The loss of every last particle of what could once have been called ‘food’ in my stomach.


Which got me thinking. Thinking about how elegant, how graceful, how exquisite some blogs are. Yeah, there’s just really nothing ‘sexy’ about a chronic illness blog…which then got me thinking about utensils (What?). Assuming you have heard of the spoon theory, let me expand on my analogy.

Knives are sleek, trim figures that carve with precision, leaving a clean and well-defined line. Spoons are round, bulky, and ‘scoop’ out messy blobs.

Forks command attention. The first in line, they take aim and spear with perfect accuracy. The fork captures a subject with a firm grip that cannot be escaped until it is single-mindedly consumed and understood. Spoons slosh around, trying to hold onto whatever doesn’t drip over the sides.

Spoons can however, surround and hold. Hugging its contents in a big deep embrace. The spoon is the tool used to transport that which can be the most comforting to the soul.

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The subject of chronic illness is messy. We can’t make it cultured, chic, or delicate. But what we do is put our ‘selves’ into our blogs. A vulnerable opening into one person’s pain.  The ‘chronic illness blog’ reflects with the light and beauty of the person behind it…Not unlike a spoon.

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  • Reply
    July 28 at 8:16 am

    Hahaha this was great! Hope you feel better soon and your “very pissed off lion, and a zebra with a lamentable sense of timing” calm down soon!

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      July 28 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Jackie! 😉 Still working on it 🙂

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    July 29 at 5:43 am

    I struggled with my blog niche for two years and almost took it down. I felt like I couldn’t keep up as a mom blogger without the diy and glam. Then in May it dawned on me to write about being a chronic mom and finding hope.

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      July 29 at 6:23 am

      That’s awesome Marya! I love your site too BTW! 🙂

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    August 1 at 9:43 am

    Stopping by from small victories link up 🙂 Sorry to hear you’re having a rough week- you got a great post out of it though! Good news… I never look for a blog to read based on it’s sexyness 😉

    Thanks for being real (and hilarious)!
    Carly recently posted…The Truth About Starting a Profitable BlogMy Profile

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      August 1 at 6:15 pm

      HAHA! Right?!?! I watch food channels and hear them call food ‘sexy’, I never really know what that means! 😀 Oh well, as long as we ‘keep it real’! Thanks so much Carly! Have a wonderful day ♥

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    August 9 at 11:22 am

    Spoons are my fave… I love how the contents can curl (or run) over the edges. I love the way spoons hold… they’re like little containers for goodness.

    And my nickname is Spoon too BTW… since I was 7yrs young! LOL

    Thank you for sharing your truth… and honoring your messy bits Kristine. Because life was never intended to be neat. Nature is intentionally messy… and gorgeous! Deep bow to you sister-friend <3

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      August 9 at 11:26 am

      ‘SPOON’?!?!? That is SO AWESOME! What a cool nickname, I love it! LOL! And you are right, life is messy! But the ‘messy bits’ can be the best parts! 😉 Thank you so much Stacey 🙂 Have a truly wonderful week! ♥

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    August 9 at 1:50 pm

    Kristine, I love that you can always find the good. It is true that a spoon isn’t the most glamorous, but it’s the utensil your mother used to feed you cereal and nourish you. Or when you were sick and she helped you eat chicken soup. Did your parents ever make your spoon an airplane so you would eat? And no one eats ice cream with a fork? Or a creamy dessert with a knife! So although a spoon isn’t glamorous, it has the power to nourish you or comfort you. I’ll take the spoon any day!
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      August 10 at 9:06 am

      HAHA! Thanks Nikki, me too! 😉

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    August 11 at 7:00 am

    Hey Kristine! I happen to love spoons and even though your blog isn’t “sexy” it’s really cool and inspiring. I’m happy I clicked on the link and was introduced to your blog. Thanks for keeping it real!

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      August 11 at 9:07 am

      Hi Nicole! And Welcome! I’m glad you’re here too, have a wonderful day 🙂

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    Cat aka TimeyWimeyGirl7
    February 9 at 8:17 am

    Somehow this slipped past my attention. I am so glad I found it nestled in my inbox. Love it!

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      February 10 at 4:27 pm

      LOL!! Thanks Cat! A little love for an ‘oldie’…kinda like me 😉

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