Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amateur Lent

I haven't given up anything for lent in years! Like, jr. high school days. Why? Well, I'm not catholic, and I always thought of it as a Catholic thing. This year I'm going to do it.

But where to start? Sooooo many vices, only willing to give up one.

One of my vices is time management. Or lack thereof. For example, I don't have daily devotinal time, or quiet time, because I never have the time. However....I do spend alot of time doing stuff I don't need to do, that although isn't bad for me, it does gobble up time I could be using in prayer. And reflecting. Listening, even.

So this year, I'm giving up Facebook for 40 days. ARGH!!! I'm freaking out just thinking about it!!! Looking at those words is just soooo wrong. Can you say ADDICT??? What will become of my facebook farm? ARGH! And my buddies from Texas I only talk to via FACEBOOK. I'm so totally freaking out. I need to go binge...I'll be back. You can count on that, since I won't be facebooking......WAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


OK. As far as the kids go, I don't know who has what. We've been passing around a stomach virus...I think we're though with that. My husband, oldest son and yougest son did not get it. Everyone else did. Now we have this crud with "flu-like symptoms". (doesn't everything have flu-like symptoms?) Ben has had fever since yesterday with a drippy nose. I'm in bed with what my awesome doctor called "acute tracheal bronchitis". I guess it's not broncheal bronchitis?? What does that mean? What the difference? In any case he was fairly certain it wasn't the flu because I didn't have a fever. Anyway, Lizzie has been wilting throughout the day, her nose dripping and eyes glazing. My husband just came in and told she now has a fever. Abby seems fine, although she apparently is still having residual gas from the stomach virus. Man, keep your distance, she will knock you out! Anyway, I say all that to say this....stay away. For your own health and the health of your children, stay away. And while you're away, pray for us. If my husband gets sick, it'll be mob rule here.