I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I last blogged. Unacceptable. Please accept my humblest apologies.
Thank goodness Jen’s 7 Quick Takes link-up is always patiently waiting, every Friday (except apparently Good Friday, because she’s a better Catholic than I), for me to get my rear in gear.
I need more time. Who doesn’t, right? I have this sneaking suspicion that in order to get more time to do the things that I really want/need to do (blog, housework, NFP teacher training, etc.), I have to spend less time doing things I don’t necessarily want/need to do (Facebook, mindless internet surfing, Facebook, etc.). In fact, I think it is time for me to admit that I have a serious Facebook problem.
The first thing I do every time I pick up my phone is check my Facebook. Even if I just closed Facebook from my computer! It’s not something I even think about. I swipe my screen open then go automatically to the app. Next thing I know, I’m scrolling through my news feed wondering why nothing is new! Ridiculous.
Typing that out made me more ashamed than I thought it would. So, I deleted my facebook app.
I feel very unconnected now. It had to be done! I admire people who set limits for themselves, but if I am to kick the Facebook habit, I’ve got to purge it from my life as much as possible. I’d love to delete it entirely, but I really do keep up with family and friends there.
I joined a new forum last night. Bellyhood.com is a social networking site especially for moms and moms-to-be. I joined as part of a giveaway, but I’m also hoping to connect with some local moms here in Raleigh too. Have you heard of it? What do you think of online forums? Beyond my Facebook groups and Twitter I rarely ever participate in any type of “forum”. I technically belong to the July 2013 birth club on BBC but nothing could convince me to post there and actually interact with those women. Nothing.
Pregnancy update: Lucy seems to be growing like a weed! My stomach has definitely popped out, as you can see:
I feel so big! And I’ve gotten to the point of pregnancy where rolling over is uncomfortable at best. Gee, first 24 hour morning sickness, pregnancy insomnia, increased chance of peeing myself, I can feel my hips expanding, and now I can’t even roll over. Does the fun never end? (Please don’t tell me what I have to look forward to. For the love of all things holy, DO NOT TELL ME MORE).
Is there a way to add my Instagram feed as a widget on the blog? I know it’s possible in the (free!) Blogger world, but is it possible in the free wordpress.com world too? I looked for a widget through my dashboard but couldn’t find one. Every time I do a Google search for something WordPress related, the results are always for wordpress.org. Which would be awesome if I wanted to pay for hosting. But as it stands, I don’t. Sigh. Maybe I should just go back to Blogger.
What do you think? Stay with WordPress or go back to tried-and-true Blogger?
I’m in full-on nesting mode. And nesting for me apparently means
I’ve cleaned out my closet and had 1 trash bag and 2 large shopping bags to give away. And I still have a tupperware tub that I need to go through. Then the other day I was in my kitchen and thought “How many spatula’s do I really need?!” which led to a quick and superficial sweep of the kitchen, resulting in a grocery bag full of items including a mini drip-coffee maker. I kept it for 3 years even though I lost the carafe and had never gotten around to buying another one. ( I did replace it with a French Press though – we don’t drink coffee all that much, only the iced stuff, but all of our family and friends do. I want to be a good hostess and the french press doesn’t take up near as much room as the coffee maker.)
I’ve been eyeing up the space underneath the sink in our master bath as well as the space underneath the sink in the kitchen. Then there’s my desk. Then the guest bathroom (How does Ryan sleep knowing that we don’t have matching towels for guests?!). Then the bookshelves.
Ah. Staging bookshelves. I’m torn. On one hand, I love a pretty bookshelf, with trinkets just so and the books artistically stacked/arranged. On the other hand, my favorite homes of people I know have bookshelves so stuffed that their shelves are sagging and there are books stacked on the floor because they’ve ran out of space. We’re currently rocking that set-up. I love it, I hate it. It looks messy, especially since our bookshelves are spread out in different rooms. But we have so many books that I don’t know that I can justify “staging” our bookshelves. Where would all the books go? And no, I will not get rid of them. Unless I find a book that is absolutely horrible (like, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. No, I won’t link it. I’m ashamed that it was even on our shelves), I just can’t bring myself to get rid of books.
So what do you think? Stage the bookshelves or leave them as is? Do you have any tips for making bookshelves functional and attractive?
Easter is next weekend!! I’m so excited! In case you couldn’t tell! Bridget is coming to visit, we’ve invited some local friends over for Easter dinner, everyone in RCIA is officially coming into the Church! The Easter Vigil Mass is always my favorite of the year. It doesn’t even matter that I never know the RCIA candidates and catechumens, I tear up every single time. It’s such a beautiful, hope-filled Mass. I know that is what the Mass should be like each time, but there’s just something extra about Easter Mass, you know?
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