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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Every List I Make

So, since I'm not Facebooking anymore.  Ahem.  Not commenting on Facebook anymore.  Right now.
I have some random thoughts for you.....

1)  Women's No Show socks fall off my heel and become those toe sock things for me.  When I'm running.  Or when it's snowing outside.  This is because I have ginormous feet.   I'm not ashamed.  I have done nothing wrong.  I just have big feet.

I didn't realize this was the problem until I bought some Men's No Show socks.  They don't fall down.  Or off.  Or whatever.  Hooray!!


2)  My Littlest Girl read the word, "grisly" last night.  Don't ask what she was reading.  It was one of her Dads.  Anyway.  That's a pretty big word for a girl who can't tie her shoes yet.  I'm so proud.


3)  No matter how many lists I make, or how many trips I take, I always forget something.  (Isn't that a Sting song??)


4)  I"m reading a blog about a family that is adopting from Ethiopia.  Almost every adoption story brings me to tears.  I have to shut down my heart just to get through each story.  I don't know why.  Something deep within me responds to these people.  But I am extremely practical about my own adoption stories.


5)  My goals for today are to get laundry finished, bake dessert for church, and mop the floor.  Compared to some women, I am a complete and utter underachiever in the homemaking department.  I try to feel ashamed.  But I'm not there yet.  Not usually.


That's all.  I'll write more later when I have interesting pictures.  Have a great day!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Facebook-My Frenemy

So I'm debating whether to quit Facebook or not.

It's not that I don't like it.  Although the articles about losing all our privacy does freak me out.

It's that I like it too much.  I get to connect daily with people I haven't seen in years.  Or days.  Doesn't really matter.  Being at home these last few years raising my young'uns was amazing.  But a little isolating.  And I live far from my hometown and college.  It's nice to hear from people.  Even their smallest blurbs make me feel close.  And I can keep up with new friends.  Or old volleyball players.  Or people I've never met but who inspire me.

But sometimes I sit down mid-chore.  Look at the clock and it's two hours later.  And I have NO idea what I was doing before I sat down.  My mind has freed itself of any thoughts.  One time, I burned lunch.  Twice. In a 10 minute period because I got distracted.  Once I left the kids' lunchboxes on the counter.  All night.  With their lunch for the next day in them.  I had to throw it all out and start again in the morning. I can't tell you how many times I put the kids to bed, sit at the computer for a minute, look up and it's 11pm.  The dishes, leftover dinner, and floor are all still waiting...

So over Thanksgiving I'm shutting down the computer.  I'm going to decide how addicted I am.  If I can't live without it, I'll probably shut my FB account down.  At least for awhile.  I need balance.  And baby, I don't have that right now.

The good news is that I will probably write on this blog more often.  When my insanity needs an outlet, it doesn't care if it expresses itself on FB or here.  It's good either way.

I checked my FB account, and I guess I've threatened to do this before.  I'm writing about it so you can hold me accountable.  Because I'm irresponsible and apparently have an addictive personality to posts about babies and food and football.

OK.  So here goes nothing-----