As of today I have 226 friends on Facebook. I love the instant gratification of updating my status or posting pictures and immediately having a response to it! Whether people just click the "like" button (letting me know they were there) or comment (which makes me feel so connected to the outside world) - it makes me feel happy. My special world feels not so lonely. I have family and friends encouraging me daily....it's quick, easy, and just plain fun!
Blogging takes time. Time to pull all my thoughts together so I don't sound like a moron. Time to load the pictures into Blogger. Time to edit it all so it sounds coherent and the pictures go where they are supposed to. Time to wait for feedback. Then time to wonder why I put so much effort into my blog when the payoff is so small. I've always viewed my blog as a journal, so I rememeber dates and times of special events.....but Facebook is able to do that also, with much less effort.
Don't get me wrong! I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THE HANDFUL OF YOU WHO FOLLOW ME AND COMMENT REGULARLY! I've built some great blogland friendships because of your faithfulness!
But, I'm trying to figure out how much time on the computer is TOO much time. Lonnie and I have talked about implementing one day a week where we spend it "Unplugged". I've given up reading several of my favorite blogs because it just all takes too much time!
I could be using my time to read my bible. More books. Learn about how to better care for Eli. We could go more places and meet more people and do more things.
Spring is here. Life is shifting for me. I'm not sure where I will end up, but I'm taking some time to figure it all out.....so thank you for understanding my long absences on my blog.
We did go do something fun yesterday! We have a local magazine our newspaper puts out bi-monthly called Playdate. It's full of info for entertaining your kids in our valley. Well, yesterday they had and Expo downtown at our convention center. It was full of booths of local vendors and home sales party companies....but it was also full of wonderful kids activities. There were two big jumpers. Play areas. Game areas. Arts and Crafts areas. A stage with fun shows to watch. A food court. Face painting. And the best part of all: Characters roaming around for you to get your picture taken with!
Eli finally got to meet Ronald McDonald:
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Let's call this TWO missions accomplished!
Monday, March 8, 2010
It's been a loooooong month. Too much sickness in our house! But, I am completely well. Eli is finally back to himself. And my hubby is slowly finding relief from his ailments....now he just has to deal with the cough for a while longer. It seems to be the last thing to go.
It's been pretty quiet around here as we've been a bit housebound. But, Spring is coming early....or at least teasing us right now. We've had sunshine, 55 degree days, and it's just been gorgeous! My flowers are shooting up through the ground! My Hydrangea made it! Hooray!!! 4 of my 7 Bleeding Hearts are sprouting up. 3 of my 4 Peonies. And the buds on my Lilacs are HUGE already!
And the Box Elders came back in droves a week ago. I could totally do without those little creeps!
Eli's had a couple Bronco rides outside. He will need a little Spring Training to get back up to the speed and distance he ended with last Fall. But, for just getting over being sick - he's done great!
I'm involved in two bible study's through church...and I cannot say enough good about the study called "Downpour" by Paul McDonald! Awesome! Life Changing! Heart Changing. Phenominal.
I have some pics in the camera, but haven't loaded them on my computer yet.....so that promises you another post tomorrow! :)