Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Things on my mind....

Amelia couldn't find her uniform sweatshirt for school this morning. So, I did what I swore I'd never do.....fumbled through the dirty clothes hamper to find one she could wear. By the time I got it out, spot cleaned the toothpaste stain on the front and hand pressed the wrinkles out....she found the clean one...in her backpack (although she swore she looked there). Sigh.

"It is only government that can break the vicious cycle, where lost jobs lead to people spending less money, which leads to even more layoffs."--Barack Obama 2/9/08....Spoken like a true socialist I'd say.

I have to have pre-op lab work and xrays today. I also have to do my pre registration for my hospital stay. The appointment for all of this is at 1:00pm. The kids are out of school at 2:50pm. I need to leave that hospital by 2:30pm (at least) to be able to get to school on time to pick them up. What do you think my chances are of this happening?????

As I sit here typing, I'm trying to think of all the ways I could reasonably use to get out of this surgery. Does being abducted by aliens sound plausible to you?

I was reading laurathecrazymama's blog post this morning and it's got me thinking....is Facebook a good thing or a bad thing? The jury is still out for me. Clearly, I've been back in touch with some old friends who I've missed terribly. This is a good thing....at least for me. While this will sound more dramatic than I mean it to, my physical immortality has been an issue lately and I guess, being back in touch with some people just feels right. On the other hand, like Laura, I've been faced with some, ahem, interesting re-acquaintances. I was worried that "de-friending" this person would be offensive and so....I didn't do anything. Turns out....she "de-friended" me! I guess it just goes to show you that people change....I change....and some of my past is meant to stay that way. I'm sure I'll write more on this as issues come up. I'm not willing to abandon Facebook just yet though.

I love that show "Jon & Kate Plus 8"!! Dan and I watch it together every Monday night! We crack up! It's a very encouraging show. On the days when I feel like I'm losing it.....I think of Kate and I figure...if she can handle 8.....I can surely handle 3!

3 comments:

Therese said...

I have a love/hate relationship with FB. Some days it is really good, and a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, but some days need to leave it be...

Sarah (JOT) said...

I tried it for the sake of my siblings. However, I canceled about five days later . . . I have a blog - I don't need another distraction from real life. Also, "friends" stuff ends up on your live feed page and some of the stuff that's said . . . oy vey! It's not even just the cussing but uff dah. So, those who are lost to me in this life, maybe I'll see them in the next. Otherwise, they can read my blog.

Tracy said...

So far, I enjoy facebook, I have changed soooo much since my high school days and it is REALLY very obvious to my old classmates.. but the thing is.. they can take me or leave me.. this isn't high school and if they don't like this me.. so be it:) I like the fact that I can keep a closer eye on my 15 yr old daughter with her and I being "buddies" on facebook.. that is why I originally opened an account, because she wanted one and I said, only if I have one and we are friends (that way I can monitor her more and what is going on etc.) I am enjoying finding blog friends on face book as well as my mom, my sis, my sis in law.. that is fun. I don't ever get too serious though.. I save that for my blog:)
I do understand your concerns though and I think it is a decision we all have to make:)If I ever see that fb is becoming a bad thing in my life.. I'm done.. that simple and that goes with blogging as well.