this week I shared an email and in response was, ''you are having a most esoteric Lenten season'' :)
I would agree, in general, not just in terms of Lenten season...
it's friday. AE sits nearby styling a myriad of Barbies hair, the boys are huddled up in their room playing endless rounds of Fallout 3.
Pizza and cookies have been consumed, movies await.
and me...well, i'm finishing off day six of no Facebook. ...
was that my 'thing' I gave up for Lent?
the short answer, no. :)
dude, i'm baptist...we don't drink...we don't give up anything for Lent...
(i kid, i kid...i mean we don't observe Lent...I was just being obnoxious in general and didn't want to offend. ...)
anyway, i digress...
I am taking, I suppose, a Spring Break... but that sounds so ..hmmm...I don't know. LOL I guess I really like FB, a lot. :) ... and I enjoy the conversations, the discussions, the post, the snark, the photos...the glimpses into others day to day. I like the interaction. Sue me. I don't feel like it's a huge time suck--UNLESS *I* allow it to be one. I don't play any games on FB. I take 45 seconds about 10 times a day (more or less) to post ''what's on my mind'' ... and then I flit around here and there seeing what's on other peoples minds. :)
You may not know this about me. I hear, well. My MIL-anyway, commented on this the other week when we were visiting...she and AE were in another room, I was busy in the kitchen and AE asked to do something and I said, ''no.'' MIL-anyway commented how I could hear... my kids can be in various conversations and I can follow along, while having my own... I don't know why-I don't think anything of it...it's just something I can do.
For me...lately, FB seems a bit noisy. Distracting. But it's NOT FB that is at fault. It's *meeeeeeeeeee* ... see, part of growing, changing, healing is hearing and listening. It should be noted that growing, changing and healing requires attention and stillness... so for me...a few weeks away from FB is just what my soul needs. I miss it like mad-and that is just the truth. :)
I am more than a teeny tiny bit excited that DST starts this weekend. Way more than a little. :)
I am in love with Skype, and talking to Mer in Germany.
I am also a wee bit addicted to Words with Friends. Wanna play? cjbrorsen = me :)
I have been reading a lot...various things...but reading & reading makes me happppppppy.
I had four packets of ranch dressing bust open in my purse-thanks to a kiddo that put them in there...so yeah...my purse smells of salad...nice :)
I currently have these lyrics stuck in my head:
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Come on, now,
I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again.
I'll need some information first.
Just the basic facts.
Can you show me where it hurts"
It's Texas Week...er, well Monday starts that...and what that means is a bazillion drunken teens and co-eds will invade South Padre Island in TX and well, yeah...they won't remember and they'll wish they wouldn't have and some will have the time of their lives...but this time of year always reminds me of living off HWY 100...the only road to South Padre and seeing the massive caravans of kids headed to the beach...
I did 150 step ups on a 12 inch step today...and walked 4 miles ... sometimes you have to work harder, because for a time you didn't work at all. :)
I have accepted that there are things that I will never, ever understand or wrap my mind around. However, it doesn't stop me from asking why or trying to make it make sense. :)
I watched the news this a.m. ... Japan. Sigh. I wonder if America realizes our blessedness...how we haven't dealt with such calamity. Tonight my heart hurts for the devastation and my prayers are heavy toward that country.
My parents house is almost done. I am so so so happy for them...for the memories they will make there-for the hard work my Daddy has done to make my Momma a home...for being able to share in their joy.
My friend Dana, her marriage makes me want to be married...the majority of other marriages make me contentedly single. :)
My birthday is less than 100 days away.
I have big hair tonight...AE and I did our spa night and well, ''beachy waves'' left me looking more like a reject from the ''miss i'm to old to be a contestant in the miss texas pageant'' hair :)
i want chocolate
and diet mt dew
neither of which are in my house.
i also want gas to be about 89¢ a gallon. :)
(I mean, really! )
and it's almost midnight (ok almost eleven...but tomorrow it will be practically time to change our clocks...so it's basically midnight tonight by tomorrow's standards. :) (ha!)
and with that I bid you happy weekend and good night.