This blogging thing has me stressed again! It's silly, I know. I feel guilty when my few readers don't have a new post, then I feel stupid, because it's nothing to feel guilty about. Then I think of about 50 things I should blog about and 200 pictures I should upload and that just makes me feel like I'll never be caught up and I might as well give up. It's all just a silly, weird mess in my mind. And to top it off, I'm still experiencing a serious dislike for the computer right now. Every time I walk by it I know there are WAY to many blog post waiting to be read, e-mails to sort through and entries in facebook to catch up on. It's like that cute little white box sitting on my kitchen counter is taunting me, "You know you want to sit down and waste half your day mindlessly browsing and networking. You know you want to. Just sit down... click for awhile..." I don't want to lose the easy access to communicating with friends and the wealth of information at my fingertips, but some days I really want to throw the whole thing out the door. And to top it off, God has really been talking to me about how much time I spend with Him. Long story short, I spend way more time on the computer than I do with God. How stupid is that?!? So, here is my short-term solution... my plan of attack:
*No computer until I've done my devotions/pray each day.
*No computer while Claire is awake.
*Computer time priorities:
1. Read/sort e-mail
2. Pay bills/update iBank
3. Catch up on friend's blogs
4. Catch up on misc blogs I like to read
5. Browse Facebook
6. Blog/upload pictures
(insert in things that need done, such as Christmas cards)
I have a feeling that the last few will seldom get done. And I'm telling myself now that it's just fine. Getting my priorities straight is far more important than blogs or Facebook, right? Of course. I think this will also help the "down in the dumps" feeling that has been lingering lately.
On a lighter note... I'm excited for our upcoming ten year anniversary. Loving the Christmas season and our attempts to focus less on gifts and more on charity and the celebration of the birth of our Saviour. Our little skiff of snow this morning and our cozy little fireplace. My beautiful family and loving friends.