Sunday, December 30, 2012

About To BURST!

Shout It From The Rooftops.

What do you do when you know something that is so BIG that you want to shout it from the rooftops!?!  You SHOUT it!!

I had that happen this holiday season - something that meant so much to me that I wanted to shout it out! Unfortunately, it's all about timing and the time isn't right. One day soon, the shouting will begin :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

What does it "FEEL" like to be adopted?

I have known my entire life that I was adopted. I did not even know what that meant, but it was one of attributes that my Mom felt was important that I identified with - like I am girl, tall, adopted, only-child, live in Cincinnati, smart, wear glasses, have blonde hair, hazel eyes and have a dog, a Mom and a Dad.

My Mom defined adopted as: We picked you out of all of the other children in the world to be our daughter and family. Wow! Out of all the children in the world, I was special and was "chosen". To this day, the concept of "choosing" is VERY important to me. (See my previous blog posts about this topic)

And even though my Mom worked very hard to make me "FEEL" not-adopted, I had it in my DNA that I am adopted. Sometimes when I thought about being adopted, I wondered what my parents were like, did I have siblings, what was going on with them that adoption was the best solution and so many more questions?

Always questions and feelings.  And after all this time, I still have days that I never give it any thought, other days it's all I think about. The feelings run the whole gamete of everything from extremely GREAT to extremely SUCKY. Here's a sample of what I sometimes feel:

  • Rejection, Resentful
  • Acceptance, Loved
  • Hurt, Abandoned
  • Chosen, Selected
  • Empty, Angry
  • Special, Happy
  • Relieved, Alive!!!!!
  • Curious but Afraid
What might have happened if I wasn't adopted? Would I be the same person, strong, goal-oriented, persevere, successful, even alive? Would I have been abused mentally or physically because I was unwanted? We see it often in the news, babies and children that are mistreated because they are unwanted. Wow, I wasn't any of that!!! Thank God!

I  was adopted into an awesome family, a Mother that loved me with all her being. A Father that was lacking but tried - many don't even try. :) 

I am going to work on an adoption project this year. I believe that most of my friends and family have been affected by adoption in some way - I'm not a psychologist or a social worker but I do want to collect people's opinions, experiences, thoughts about adoption and how it has affected them for my research. I will be reaching out to find you for my 2013 Project.

Stay tuned.....more coming soon!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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It's a New Year and a New Goal

I'm a closet author. I never pursued it because I don't know if I'll be good at it. Poor excuse, I know.  Fear of failure, gets me every time. Until I internalize something for so long that I just decide TODAY IS THE DAY!

I am going to move forward with one of my ideas. I've been inspired by someone that I have not even met, but he published a book, The Fine Art of Blogging, which I was honored to be part of, along with many other bloggers.

I am going to reach out to my network to ask them to participate. If I ask you, please say yes, sharing your experience with others will be invaluable to you and to them.

And Thank You!!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Presents

This year my husband and I are taking a new approach on gift-giving. Every year, we save money at every paycheck for Christmas presents. And every year, we spend all of it on Christmas, which is OK, that's what it's for. But, it just seems that there is so much "stuff" and too many "presents" for everyone.

So, this year, we are looking to make Christmas "simple". Simple gifts, that REALLY mean something to both the giver and receiver, that don't cost a ton of money, that will be remembered and hopefully will have sentimental value.

I don't have time to knit big presents for everyone, but I do have time to make some small items.

1. Hats for some friends - I've been asked to make baby hats for a couple of friends for their gift giving.
2. Leg warmers for my granddaughter that takes dance lessons. Makes sense :)
3. shawl/scarf for my daughter, for winter. Is both professional and attractive for work.
4. Dish clothes for everyone - durable, quick knits. have them mostly done.
5. New hats for my granddaughters - I'm looking at some really FUN patterns, with pompoms, colorful, and of course warm.

6. For my adult kids - I'm thinking zoo passes, museum passes, movie passes, the gift of music & movies for home viewing. Also, gift cert to a nice restaurant for a date night.

So, I'm making my list and checking it twice.....hope I can get it all done in only 40 more days :)

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Monday, November 05, 2012

Election Day, Thank God it will be OVER!

I'm so relieved that tomorrow is finally election day. The non-stop ads on television, radio, internet sites, mailings and yard signs. The election season seems so long and's kind of like waiting for Christmas to get here when you were a child. It seemed to take forever!!

The constant barrage of polls, negative ads, more polls, facebook and twitter posts, new polls, blogs, and opinion polls. I live in Ohio, so not only has the media splash been a drowning of ads, but the candidates and their families, celebrities, etc. been here almost every day. I suppose we are fortunate to get so much attention. Who knew Ohio would ALWAYS be the most important state?!?

Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% in favor of our democratic process - I love voting and instill the passion for the process into my children. My family has been active in local level politics and I grew up knowing it is my civic duty.

But wouldn't it be nice to hear ads like:
1. I plan to do "specifics"
2. I believe in "specifics"
3. I will lead the country "specifically"

I know that once they are in office, they become privileged to information that may not enable them to execute their plans, but at least tell us what the plans are. Talk more about why I should cast my vote for a candidate instead of why I shouldn't cast it for the other one.  And this isn't just the presidential race, it's at every level of campaigning.

I'll be glad it's over.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Difficult People

We all have them in our lives - difficult people. The thing I don't get is what is to gain by being difficult. I've always found that the best policy is to be a team-player, honest, straight-forward and factual but not confrontational and accusatory.

I've left jobs before because of difficult bosses. It can become a living hell if you don't have a manager that is on your side. I know managing people is not for everyone and some are better at it than others. But even if the manager is "so-so" as long as they are a team player it works out. It those that are difficult that make people give up and move on.

I'm reminiscent today, never regretted my decision to move on when faced with difficult managers - especially when I've tried to initiate change. Adios! Moving on to bigger and brighter things.

And the same can be said in personal relationships. I was always searching for my life partner but never could be happy and always picked someone that ended up being difficult. Yikes. Always leads to frustration and heartache.

And now in my life I've managed to be in a great relationship, have wonderful children and grandchildren, and a job that is perfect for me. So all the difficult people in my past have helped me achieve what I have today.

Thanks to them and thanks to me!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Decide to Decide

Some decisions are easy. Chocolate or Strawberry? 7:00 or 7:30? Venti or Grande?

Other decisions are more impactful and the more impactful the more difficult the decision is to make. Some examples are:

"House X or Y"    "This car or that car"     "Job A or B"    "Vacation Here or There" 

I've been writing about choice, chance and change. It's easy to talk about it, but more challenging to put it into action. What if your choices are fairly even, House X and House Y have the same square footage, same amenities, same neighborhood. You must have decision criteria that will make one of them stand out to be the "right" choice.

So, it really comes down to the "Chance" or Risk Factor. You have to decide how much Risk Tolerance you have. A house is a BIG decision, most people make payments at least 15 years, more commonly 30 years. So it comes to reason that it has to be a decision you can live with.  Sure, you can sell it, but you risk losing money if sold too soon or if the market is not right. Again, a risk factor that has to be analyzed.

Some of the common risk factors that I base decisions on are:
Is this decision stay in line with my ethics, morals, beliefs?
Does my spouse agree?
What about my income or income potential, age, health, children, expenses, timing or security?
How secure do I think I am currently?
How will this change affect that security?
Am I too young/old to do this particular thing?
If I take this on, can I afford it over the long-haul?
What happens if I can't?
How important is this REALLY?
Can I live without it?
Is my current situation good? 
Can I fail?
How will a failure negatively impact my life?
Can I change back if it doesn't work out?
What are my goals? What do I want to achieve in my life?
Are these answers in line with my goals and my life achievements?

Since many decisions are very difficult, perhaps you are the type of person that needs to run it by a few close friends, needs to verbalize it to hear what your choices are. If so, I encourage you to do that, but to listen to yourself, your inner voice. I find mine is usually right and even if it doesn't work out, then it's still ok because I really wanted to do it anyway.

Good luck and make a choice to take a chance to make a change ! 

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Hubby's 90-Day Challenge Results - Day 86

Lost 25 lbs in 86 days. 
Shirt size decreased by one.
Can't see his legs, but they have trimmed down. 
The BIG news is his insulin, day time usage cut by 80%; 
night time usage cut by 50%.
  INSULIN GOAL - working with Dr to go back to pills and no longer need shots.   

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...

I received this in an email from a friend the other day - I just loved it!! 

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a
day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 beers:

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of
him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was  full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the
entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the

The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize
that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your
health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was
lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and
your car..

The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room
for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18 holes of golf.

There will always be time to clean the house, fix the disposal or deal with
things from your job.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.

Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's
always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Friday, June 01, 2012

Dreaming in German

Guten abend. We are dreaming of a trip to Germany. Tours of castles, the Alps, schnitzel, bier, Munich and Berlin; boat rides, rail trips, museums, checkpoint Charlie, Black Forest - tourist everything!!! 12 glorious days traveling around Germany!

The beauty and romance of traveling together. I love vacations with him, especially a European trip. A trip of a lifetime with my favorite person. I couldn't be happier.

Won't be for another year. I hope my legs, knees whatever hold up. All the more reason to save money and lose weight.

The hills are alive with the sound of music. <3

The 3 C's of Life

You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.

It's been a theme with me lately. Earlier blogposts I talked about change. Why to make them, how to make them, even suggestions of things to change.

But now, this quote really does simplify the process doesn't it? 

"Make a Choice"   You know by NOT choosing you are choosing. You are choosing to keep doing the same thing over and over. Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." This is what happens when you choose not to choose. Break the cycle!  Make a choice!!

"Take a Chance"   After you make a choice to do 'something', then you have to take a chance and ACT on your choice. I know it's not always easy or convenient, but it has to be done. Because if you don't act on your new choice, then you are still acting on the old one - not doing anything different. Back in the 'hamster wheel'. So believe in yourself and take the action.


"Your Life Will Never Change"   We only have ONE life to live - don't settle for less than it could be. If life is not what you want it, make a choice and take a change - change it. Remember your dreams?  When I grow up I want to be a <blank>. Fill it in....make a choice, take a chance and change your life!!!!

"The 3 C's of Life: Choices....Chances....Changes....You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change."
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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Take a Chance on Yourself!

Taking chances. Humans love to take chances: love, marriage, lottery, sweepstakes, stock market, driving, flying, relationships, even career choices. Or is the biggest chance not taking one at all?

Since taking chances involves making decisions - sometimes we make the wrong ones and our "chance" doesn't turn out so great. Failed marriages, relationships, friendships, huge debt, failed businesses. Through all the failure we grow and learn to be successful.

I found this blog post this week by chance, I thought it was really good so I'll share it with you.

And conversely, change the behavior = change your chances! You a have the power to make the changes, you have the power to take a chance ON YOURSELF! Why risk everything when the one true constant is yourself.

Good luck and take a CHANCE on yourself!!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

One Man's Clutter is Another's Treasure

Cleaning the clutter!!  Want it?

We are donating: men's and women's clothing, women's shoes and purses and paperback books.

We're selling 4 iPhones on eBay. (1) 3G 8GB, (2) 3G 16GB, (1) White 3GS 32 GB.  All work and all are AT&T ready. The 3G 8GB is the cleanest, slightly used by hubby, still have box and brand new power cords.

Craigslist is getting an old truck we want to sell.

Half Price Books will get movies and CDs.

But then there are a TON of video games and books. I'm not quite sure where is the best place to sell them.  Craigslist maybe? 

Maybe there's more to come that I haven't uncovered just yet.... 

Last week we gave a good friend our tiller which we weren't going to need anymore. It's old and a beast, but it works and he will definitely put it to good use. Plus we got an offer to enjoy in a harvest meal in the fall as a result of everything they grow. 

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Sunday, April 15, 2012


We are going to see Titanic in the movie theater today. I've only seen it on TV and I'm sure it will be totally different with the theater experience. I remember my Mom and Aunts talking about the tragedy of the Titanic.

My mom wasn't born yet, but she wasn't too far behind it. The Titanic met its fate 100 years ago yesterday, 4/14/1912. My Mom was born in 1916, so as she grew up, people were still talking about it. She recalled the stories that people told, the grandeur of the vessel, the people that made the voyage, the rich and poor, ending in such sadness. It affected that generation much in the same way that "4 Dead in Ohio" affected us. It left it's mark and James Cameron captured it in this epic tale.

I'm taking tissues with me today..............

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Denver Fires

Last week while I was working in Denver, there were terrible fires in the mountains. We were well over 20 miles from the fires, but this is what I saw from our office, hotel and the restaurant. Took me back to my San Diego fire days - not a very pleasant time. 

These were taken after work. 

 See the sun in this shot, it's the tiny orange dot in the middle of the smoke.

This was when it was just getting dark after dinner from the Park Meadows Mall. By then the wind had blown ash and smoke into the city.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Project Team Is Amazing!!

I've been on lots of work trips in my career. I've traveled all around the world with my colleagues. I'm happy to say that all of my trips were successful - reached the trip objectives. This trip was no different. I met our IT team, enjoyed working with them, I learned a lot from them and I hope that I was able to share some light on the requirements. All of the people on our product team are so smart! It's always a pleasure to work with so many intelligent folks!!!

But meeting the basic objectives is never enough. If you can't enjoy yourself with your travel partners, then it's kind of a bummer of a trip. This trip was EXTREMELY fun, had some stressful moments, like when I blew out my knee - OUCH!!! But we laughed, we worked, we laughed, we ate, we worked, we drank and we laughed. It was fun! I love the team I'm working with and when we all get along so nicely, it makes it fun to get the work done.

We are home for a week, then Monday after Easter, we fly out at 6am! YIKES!! I will have to get up at 3:30am to meet my team to ride together. At least we will enjoy our time together and accomplish even more next time.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Heading to Denver Next Week

I love to travel. Good news! I get to make another trip! This one is for work, but it's to one of my favorite cities, Denver. And this time I get to travel with one of my long time friends, who happens to be my client-manager right now!!! Big fun!

Of course, the trip is work and there will be plenty of it. Much needed and overdue. My goals are to set the expectations with the team that I am here to help bridge the gap between IT and the Business, develop deliverables/documentation that will take it to the next level.

Won't be the first time I've had to do this. And of course, the ultimate goal is that everyone get what they want (the nurturer in me). IT wants to understand and build the right software so the business will accept it. And the business wants to have a product that they can sell to their customers. Win-Win! I love it!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Getting serious about taxes

I always say I'm going to organize my tax paperwork "early". I never do. I guess for me it's just another drain on my personal time that I am not so happy about. So, this year I'm gathering up my paperwork - gotta do that part anyway - and taking it to a tax accountant.  It's his full time job and I can appreciate allowing the professionals do their job.

So maybe it won't be so stressful this weekend as I make sure I have everything organized for him. And maybe next year I will really do it early!!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vacation - the stuff dreams are made of

Back from vacation. Dream land. Sleep in. Stay up late. Go here and go there. No dogs or house to care for. Only us.

It was a good place for us to get on the Visalus Shake regiment and we did it! Every morning we had a shake for breakfast and on most days we even had them for lunch. We weren't hungry or anything. We're feeling better, higher energy. We did alot of walking at Universal Studios, Epcot, Treasure Isle, Madiera Beach, and just in general. We watched what we ate and really worked to keep my hubby's blood sugar down.

We can tell a difference in the clothes, my seat belt on the return flight wasn't as tight....BUT when we get on the scale NOTHING....ZERO....NADA....we weigh the same. Not going to be discouraged, going to keep on doing what we know is best. Eating right, walking the dogs, and drinking our shakes.

Glad to be back home.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Working to Retire

Is that the stage where I am in my life? Working to retire?! I didn't think so until

Hubby and I came on vacation to Florida and started driving around to check out retirement communities. I have been VERY resistant to spend my vacation time thinking about my golden years. But he is very persuasive and today we drove to see The Villages, north of Orlando.

On our way there I kept saying I want to "live by the beach", "The Villages are too far from Disney", "it's probably not nearly as nice as the website makes it looks", and "there's nothing to do". I had this feeling that we were driving to our "grave". You know, the whole "heaven's waiting room" feeling of moving into a retirement community. Ahhh! The sweet smell of Viagra in the air..........Okay Okay, I'll stop.

Well, I was really surprised. First of all everyone we met was super nice. The guy took us on a tour even though we made it clear we aren't buying right now, just looking. He totally respected that and spent an hour taking us around, showing us the rec centers, pools, town squares, neighborhoods and even some model homes in our price range! He didn't push us to sign today and he was more than gracious to tell us all the goings-on instead of hard selling us. And no wonder!

They sold about 2400 new homes last year and 1400 used homes! No housing problems there!!!

And things to do - OMG! 39 golf course and 60 heated pools! Music in the town squares every night with dancing and singing. Then Rec centers with pool tables, kitchens, card rooms, bocci ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, all kinds of clubs. There are over 100 restaurants, shopping of all kinds, movie theaters and everything is accessible by golf carts. Yes a golf cart! Electric! Won't have to take the car out all the time to go to the store or run errands. Plus there is a health care center including hospital, specialists and so on. I have to say I was impressed.

I tried to find something wrong - but that was really hard because the place was perfect, clean, beautifully manicured. And it seemed fun and safe (next to no crime). OMG! A retirement community that sits on 30,000 acres, has its own government and is self- sustaining. The ONLY thing it doesn't have is the beach.  Although, the beach does attract riff-raff and these days, I am liking the calm life. I'll just have to drive to visit the beach when I want. I have a good friend in St Pete, I can go visit her whenever I want.

For now we are sold on the idea. The Villages, ranked #1 retirement community in the US for years now. And we can afford it! Shocking!!!  Our next steps is to pull together our plan to save, buy and pay off our retirement home.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


I'm kind of on this jag lately about procrastinating, living life, prioritizing what's important and not worrying about things.
  • Make decisions, then stick with them.
  • Know what you want, go after it.
  • Find those things in your life that really bug you, decide if they are even worth having in your life, if not, get rid of it.
  • Hug everyone, Kiss everyone and tell them you Love them. What can it hurt?
  • Love and Trust God.
  • Apologize quickly if you mess up (really mean it), then move on - forget the guilt. 
  • Try your best every day to work hard and produce extra - Underpromise and Overdeliver. 
  • And most of all treat yourself the BEST you can! You deserve it and you are all you really can control. 
I learned alot from my Mom. She loved me unconditionally, she shelled out some tough love when I was incorrigible, she provided guidance and most of all she was a good example. She wasn't perfect, she was wonderful!  The best part for me, she made it look EASY!! 

I have tried to be like her and from the feedback I get from my kids, I have succeeded most of the time. Again, I'm not perfect, I've made plenty of mistakes, but I've had some wins and my kids reflect those wins!  So, for whatever reason I've been so reflective perhaps this is the end of that for a while :)

Take care, God bless and do your BEST every day.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Things Just Seem To Work Out

When I was younger, everything was a BIG deal. I used to stress about the kids, husband, bills, work, dinner, cleaning, laundry.....well, you get it, EVERYTHING! My life seemed to be very chaotic. Decisions just couldn't get made fast enough for me.

But's very different. The stress is minimal, life - work - hubby - family, all very manageable and enjoyable. I really like things the way they are now.

I attribute it to several things - my trust in God to help me is the biggest. He gives me wisdom to know not to fret. I trust Him to guide me in my decisions. Sometimes, I jump ahead of Him or even lag behind.....He is loving and encourages me to step up a little and follow Him.

It sure makes life much more enjoyable when the stress is minimal and you can enjoy your life. I'm there and thankful!!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Giving up things for Lent

Usually I procrastinate about my personal chores, like put them off until I HAVE to do them. For example, having company? clear out the dust bunnies....clean the basement/closets/cabinets? nah, not today the weather is too nice, too cold, too rainy, too anything (for the last few months)...stuff like that. 

I thought the problem might have been spending too much time on Facebook or some other social media. I find I can fill the hours with all sorts of distractions - some I LOVE like knitting and my dogs, some I enjoy like certain TV shows and some that are just a distraction like You Tube.

I thought that maybe Facebook (or all of social media - Twitter, Google +, Pininterest) fell into one of categories. So, on Ash Wednesday I made this blatant declaration: I'm giving up Facebook for Lent.  I know it's only a few days, but I realize that I still haven't cleaned the basement or my closets. I have dusted but I do that every Saturday morning anyway.

So my conclusion is that FB is not the source of my procrastination - gee, what did I do before FB? My procrastination has been with me my entire life. I ONLY procrastinate on personal chores because I don't like doing them!!!! That's the truth. REALLY I should have said for Lent, I will give up procrastinating cleaning the basement. That would be a HUGE start.

Besides, everyone's life is on FB. How will I see my kid's and grandkid's latest pics, keep up with my family, hear the wonderful events in my friend's lives, get my daily dose of humor, words of encouragement, news, knitting updates and politics so quickly. Actually, reading all of this on FB is faster than making phone calls to all of my friends to see how things are going.......

So, back on Facebook when I have time.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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