Sunday, October 26, 2008

pictureless

I've been boring lately. Not really sure what to post on my blog. Kind of wondering if I should even HAVE a blog. I had a talk with my wonderful friend Erin the other day. It'd been forever since we'd talked. She said she didn't have a blog or a facebook page. That she felt it wasted too much time and very often was turned into something not good (ie: a brag session, feelings get hurt because "so and so" didn't comment, "so and so" has cuter kids and a better husband than I do, etc.). You get the picture, right? And facebook, where do I begin?? Like we moms have all this extra time to waste on the computer!! Anyway, I've been feeling this way for quite sometime now, and it was good talking to Erin about it and feeling a new resolve to be better with my time management. However, I do feel that with all the political/moral debates that are upon us, blogging and facebooking (I'm sure that's in the dictionary) can be a great way for us to share our feelings and our convictions about what we believe to be true and right. I'm grateful for my beliefs and for the Light of Christ within ALL OF US. It can be a dim light for those who push it away, or a great source of understanding for those of us seeking truth. I pray that we all can and will do so in these tumultuous times.

8 comments:

J9 said...

I know I have to be careful not to waste too much time on the computer, but I have loved how close blogging has brought my distant family. I feel like I am virtually "living next door" to my sisters and watching their kids grow up!

julie said...

i've been actually wanting to write a post about this myself and probably will...my two cents: i don't care for the blog bragging and time wasting (this is why i love google reader, which lets me know when a site i love has updated with out wasting time surfing...) but i love the fact that i know more now about my cousins, friends and family than i would have a few years ago. i also like that i can keep a journal this way. i have box-fulls of journals that i kept over the years, but after i was married and had a family, it kind of stopped. until i started a blog. kami has kept a blog for years and has been able to document tons of amazing experiences.... just so you know, we love your blog and seeing your family. its a great way to keep people updated on your life. and you are still welcome to come for thanksgiving, just be prepared for squishiness and lots of people. :) love you- julie.
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Mindi said...

D-law,
I think the blog and facebook bring a touch a sanity to my life. I don't waste time in front of the tv, so I justify my time in front of the laptop. I love to see what people are up to. I'll try to cut back on my "my husband is cuter than yours attitude" though. :)

Darla said...

Whoa...hope I didn't offend. This really was just a personal thing, ya know? I don't seem to know how to balance my time very well and the whole blogging/facebooking thing can be too consuming for me. It IS a grea way to keep in touch, though. I admit that. (:

Michelle said...

KEep Blogging!!! I just found you! ;-) So good to catch up on your life. So in a nutshell, you moved to Richmond (oh, sweet richmond-- I grew up there, remember? we'll have to play the do you know game sometime!) then moved to Washington!!! Phew. Both are beautiful places. Isn't family great?

stop by our blog sometime! miss you!!! chellwodbury@yahoo.com

lindsey said...

yes, i like blogging because you can "catch up" when you have the time or the inclination. find that balance girl!

Emily Averett said...

I must have missed this post somehow...I know what you mean when you talk about time management issues. It's hard to keep it all straight, I often times am surprised to look up and see how long I've been on the computer and how trashed the house is, because of neglecting my children...but sadly I feel like if I wasn't blogging, etc. I'd just be wasting time some other way! So for me it's a core change, not just stopping my computer perusing. And you know I've found a lot of inspirations from other people's blog, yours included, that's helps me try to be better at making those memories, instead of just reading about them on other people's blogs. And I'm so happy to have an online journal of my family and our doings. Otherwise I wouldn't have anything. Derek, the kids, and I love going into our archives and looking at all the things we've done/been through this past year. It's a fine line we're walking isn't it? I hope you're able to make a decision that you'll feel confident about. There's always the telephone for keeping in touch, isn't there!? We forget that these days.

Rich Goates said...

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