As I said in a recent post, I gave up Facebook. Not gave it up for Lent or something. Just gave it up. And I have to say it's been a great decision. It took a couple days to get past the initial itching-to-log-in-when-bored phase, but now Facebook just doesn't even cross my mind.
It is helpful that Jared still has it. We have quite a few of the same friends so he updates me when something major has been shared online. Other than that, I am glad to be missing out on it all. I never thought I would say that. I always thought it was sort of different when people refused to be a part of the Facebook world, but now I totally get it.
I departed the Facebook world just to enter the world of tweeting.
I know, I know.
But I spend all of one minute a day on Twitter. Mostly it allows me to blow off parental steam in a social media kind of way.
Plus I have zero idea how to manage it anyway. I followed a couple of people and now I am annoyed by their five bajilion retweets a day, but I have no clue how to unfollow them. And I also have little interest in really figuring it all out, so here I am. With a total of maybe four tweets ever.
I have been in a reading kind of mood lately. I love to read but sometimes just don't make the time. Or I have so many books on my list, I don't even know where to start. Since I take the kids to story time at our library a couple times a month, I have no excuse not to ask our local librarian for her recommendations. We chat about books frequently and we seem to have similar taste. So she has pulled a few of her favorites and basically made me check them out.
Right now I am reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
It's a different kind of book, about a girl/woman that keeps dying and being reborn, living her life over and over until she gets it right. I am maybe a third of the way through it right now and like it so far.
We are all getting a little stir crazy around here. I am tired of snow and temps in the 20s. It's time for some legit spring weather.
So when the temperature cracks 50º we all behave like it's a heat wave. We get out the stroller and bike and head outside for a walk. Bailey started riding her bike at the end of last summer. She does pretty well despite our long pothole-filled driveway.
As a kid I didn't ride bikes much. We lived out in the country on a gravel road so biking wasn't much fun. My sisters and I opted instead for go-carts, 4-wheelers, and mopeds. So the fundamentals of bike safety weren't on the forefront of my mind. Jared took care of that.
Bailey's new bike helmet arrived this week. And while Bailey protested it at first, she quickly gave in when she saw Daddy has one too.
But in the meantime, I am looking forward to...
...Our sister weekend!
Last year I met up with my three sisters, used up a free-stay hotel voucher, and spent 24 hours shopping, eating, and drinking.
This year we thought it would be fun to repeat last year's idea. So I booked a nice hotel suite on Priceline and we are all set to meet up this Sunday.