Apr 24, 2012

April Showers apparently bring a lack of Blogging!

Wow....it's kinda terrible, I see that I have only blogged ONCE this whole month.....this post being now my second....what's up with that?!?!?

I question it mainly because I have removed some things from my life that were....time suckers and well I still feel I don't have enough time to get the things done that I would like to.

Now that I think about it, the truth is more that, in removing my 'computer time wasting pulls' I have actually put my time into other things and have not been on the computer as much.  That means it is taking longer to get the photos off of my camera card, edited and up loaded for blogging purposes.  And you all know, by now, how I really like to blog with photos....that's my excuse anyways! ;)

So yes, the 'computer time wasting pull' that I have left is the 'world' of Facebook.  It was a hard decision at first.  I talked it over with my husband and prayed and sought after God's plans for me in that decision.  I realized, with help of said husband and God, that Facebook really offered me nothing.  It stole my time, my attention and created in me things that are not....righteous.  Now I'm not saying that that is the case for everyone and for Facebook in general, just for me.

But it's funny how a thing can become such a 'natural' part of your life.  I stopped using it at the end of March, on a Saturday - no big deal at first - I wasn't usually on it much on the weekends anyways.  But then Tuesday morning came - my husband only works four days a week, Tuesday is our Monday - so the sun comes up and I lay in bed.  With eyes still closed, the thoughts of what my day holds run through my mind. In that moment I realize that this will be my first official day home 'alone' without Facebook and the thought that immediately follows that one is - "Hey, I should make that my status!"

Yes, go ahead, laugh away.

But it has been just about a month now without Facebook and I can actually say I do not miss it.  Sometimes I log on to my computer and instinct still kicks in and I go to click the short-cut link and realize it's not there.  I now try to email far away family and friends more often and I have been doing too much lots of visiting of people who live close enough.

So all in all it's good - I now see this is exactly what God wanted for me and I am enjoying focusing on other things.  It's not that I spent hours of time on Facebook, it was just the 'gateway' page for allowing me to waste time on the computer in general.  So with my new found time I have completed a couple of pieces of art, one for the new baby and one for encouragement.  I plan on showing them to you soon I just have to take some photos of them.  So in the mean time here are photos of my kids, just because it's what I got and because, well,  I like them! ;)

Ahhh, they are getting so big!  I still see Catherine as my baby but in a couple of months she will not be the baby - and she will seem that much bigger once this little guy arrives!  Olivia turns five this summer and well, that's just crazy!  Not that she will be five but that I will be the mother of a five year old?!?!?

This pregnancy is flying by and yet I am so anxious to meet this little man.  This strong, ever moving, ever pushing and punching me, little boy!  It's amazing how even in the womb I can tell the difference between this boy and my girls. 

Being 5'4" and short wasted even at that, there isn't much room in my middle for my babies.  Both my girls but especially Catherine who was 22 and a half inches long at birth, found it very cramped in my middle.  They would push and stretch until I thought they would push themselves out the top of my stomach!  And this little man is doing no less - actually he is doing much more!

Already I can tell he is a busy and strong little guy.  He causes great discomfort with his endless pursuit to become comfortable in the ever decreasing space around him.  He kicks so hard some times that I can't help but yelp in surprise and pain. 

But I am grateful, OH so very grateful for this blessing!  Discomfort, yelps and endless trips to the bathroom aside, I am very excited for his arrival in a few short weeks. 

If only hubby and I could settle on a name.

So that sums up April for the most part.  No more social media, fun creative art projects, helping family, visits with friends, a baby that moves and grooves and apparently extremely little blogging.  So you get two longish rambly posts to enjoy and the month will close out, I'm sure, before I blog again.  This weekend is another busy one, with child minding for a friend, hubby away for half a day and his birthday on Monday - so enjoy the rest of this rainy month and I will look forward to the bringing of May flowers....and maybe a sold sign?!?! Just saying....



  1. I completely understand the backing away from fb. I see it as a GIANT time suck. I am constantly amazed by the homeschooling/unschooling sahm's spending the day on fb. Your girls are lovely. I hope you are finding time for your art. You are so talented. :)

  2. Well I'll be honest...it's been maybe a month or two by now that I'm not on FB either. For some of the very same reasons.

    However I really do miss it. I had my blog and etsy networked to it and that reached a lot of people. I sort of regret not having it anymore. But...even so... I don't have the nerve to open it back up. It's truly a quandary. ;)

  3. Good for you girlie. Thankfully FB doesn't have a hold of me...it's everything else. Taking a break is such a good thing. I've enjoyed mine and honestly it's a little hard getting back into the swing of things.


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