Thursday, February 16, 2012

Facebook Confessions

Hello. My name is Jenny and I'm addicted to Facebook.

The sad thing is that statement is not a surprise to anyone reading it. However, I gave Facebook up for a week. Totally gave it up. Husband changed my password and I disabled my account. After a week and two days I asked him for my password and he called me an addict. I told him, "Seriously, can I have my password?" He replied, "I just gave it to you." He is a funny man. By the way, before anyone tries to hack into my fb account with my funny password, I changed it.

So, Why did I give up Facebook for over a week? First of all, I was spending entirely too much time updating my status and checking for comments. I will not say how much time because I was too embarrassed to actually clock it. I think I can now better monitor my time online. If I find I am spending too much time again, I might have to take another mini-break.

I also started getting my feathers in a wad and ruffling other people's panties. Or was it the other way around? ha ha I can be opinionated. That might be a bit of an understatement. I also like to argue. LOVE it! Can be quite good at it. But when you argue on Facebook, it is too impersonal and feelers can get hurt easily. I remember years ago my mom told me that you have to be really careful with phone conversations because the other party cannot see your facial expressions. Well it's worse with e-mail and fb because not only can you not read facial expressions, but you can't hear voice inflection either. With the all-important 2012 elections coming up in a few months I anticipated that I would want to slather the computer with my opinions and figured I would just delete anyone who might be offended. How stupid is that? Please don't answer. Instead, I just will try to be nicer. Opinionated, yes, but not mean.

So Facebook Friends.... Please come back? I miss you!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I told a friend that I would pick a couple of goals and WRITE THEM DOWN. So here are a few for the next two weeks:
  1. Wake up and get out of bed with the alarm every morning
  2. "Run" for 20 minutes 3 days a week
  3. Plan home school schedule every weekend for the following week
  4. Stick to the home school schedule
  5. Write 3 times a week for 20 minutes each session
These will obviously be short term goals with mid-range goals as follows:
  1. Lose 20 lbs by Mother's Day
  2. Have a set wake up time (as in waking up naturally before the alarm goes off) of 6:00 am every day by May
  3. "Run" (following Run For God/Couch to 5k schedule) 3 days a week and lift weights 3 days a week (following Jamie Eason's workout).
  4. Write every day during the week for 30 minutes each session - have an "outline" of book done by May
Long term goals:
  1. Reach my goal weight by the end of the year
  2. Run a 5k in mid May
  3. Write a book - by the end of the summer

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fear Not the Night

The Angel of The Night

Fear not the night, fear those who walk the night.
And I am he that walks the night,
But only evil need to fear me
And gentle souls sleep safe in their beds
Because I own the night.

By Lt.Col. Dave Grossman

My husband just told me today that when he patrols at night he often thinks of this poem. He is such a hottie! I could never be a police officer. Just thinking about sneaking around in the dark makes me have to pee.