I know. I’m a blogging train wreck. But I’m pretty active on my FB page, so that has to count, right?
(I’m jeannettg on Insta if you want to follow).
And it turns out, I’ve been pretty quiet on Instagram too…which is my one true social media love.
Here’s the deal: over the holidays, I went mostly screen quiet. Besides a few quick scrolls on my phone, I just kinda stayed off all digital media. I didn’t plan it, but it felt really good. So good, in fact, that I really wanted to lean out my screen time in general. The problem with this is when you are a blogger, and you make like $12 a month from it (you think I’m kidding).
Anyway, I’m trying to find a balance where the pendulum doesn’t swing so far to either end. I don’t want to quit, but I also like the quiet that comes from being away from the chatter of the Internet. My house has been tidier, I’ve yelled at my kids less, and overall, I’ve just kinda been digging it. BUT I’ve also missed this space. So I’m trying to figure it all out. Perhaps six or seven of you will stick it out with me. Or I’ll figure it out just in time to have lost every reader I spent 8 years wooing. Gah.
Moving right along…a dear friend of mine is being a Warrior and fighting cancer. It’s been a really rough road. She has been super sick and she just keeps getting non-ideal news. I had surprised her with a teeny tiny Christmas tree on her doorstep when she mentioned she was too sick to put one up this year.
And then she blessed me right back a few weeks later by sending me this picture of the Wishing Tree she set up in her backyard.
“Her little wish tag hangs next to mine, and I watch them glitter in the wind from my bedroom and I pray for both of us.”
I snagged this pillow cover on a Black Friday sale.
I adore it to the moon and back.
Last Christmas (2013), Henry saw a popcorn popper in a raffle prize set and has since been pining for one.
I know I could buy him a brand new one for $25, but I also knew that if I waited long enough, I could find one on Craigslist or a thrift store.
A year later, I found one for $5.
It has not disappointed.
I’m really not the Fun Mom.
And I get all guilty about it sometimes.
Like I think: “They seriously are only this little once. And they seriously only get one childhood. I should probably do something cool today.”
So, I busted out our fancy double flip waffle maker and made waffles. On a Wednesday. Because I could.
To continue my Fun Mom Disguise, we skipped homeschool for the day and went to the beach.
Besides, it was a gloriously beautiful day. (My face looks like I’m pooping or something, but really the sun was shining right in my eyes.)
We did some homeschool once we got home and the Porkchop was napping. So I wasn’t really that irresponsible. Just half.
Alright, well, I don’t know if anyone still wants to link up to the InstaFriday gig, but I’ll put it up here anyway.