More Time Now I’m Off Facebook?

So, I’ve just deleted the Bookmark button to Facebook and will try to stay away from there until December 1.

I hope I do better than the Milk-Free Week I tried a few weeks ago. In that case, I did become more mindful of the huge number of things I eat with milk products in them! I failed more than once but did not give up trying until the week was out.

I have Pinterest (less time-consuming and it raises my spirit with beauty and creativity) and a couple of WordPress accounts – it’s not like I’m going cold turkey off the internet.

Here’s some videos that helped to bring about this change:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmre4SeWunk&feature=related  – Close your Facebook account

https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account

http://youtu.be/ZGEQmFL9McU ~ Truth Never Told – interesting 13 minute commentary * * *

As with all addictions, I need to consciously plan to change habits and to use time more constructively.

What comes to my mind?

  • play board games with my children more than one night a week,
  • read more,
  • meditate on God’s Word (Bible),
  • chat with my husband before 10 pm,
  • deep clean my room,
  • socialise with friends,
  • type up recipes and update recipe book.

… got any other ideas?

It’s been a while …

An upgrade to my computer means that I once again can interact with my WordPress blogs.

I actually wandered into Facebook and Farmville and Country Life … for a couple of years. It was fun for a while. I met some nice people around the world along the way. But the literacy level of too many FB users is low and reading posts was for the most part mind-numbingly, well, numbing! Not to mention the irritation of people who don’t know your from you’re. Or its from it’s.

I’ve read some interesting thoughts on homeschooling, church drop-outs, parenting skills. I fiddled with apps that allowed me to make a “movie”, enter competitions ( I won two lots of chocolate and movie tickets), and play more zombie games.

But I needed to subscribe to two WordPress blogs recently and a much more interesting world opened up to me again. And I’ve re-met some ‘old friends’ in the form of elegantly written blogs.

This week:

http://2restore.wordpress.com/ – husband’s counselling comments

http://rightanglegirl.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/home-sweet-home/ – a young friend recovering from back surgery (scoliosis)

http://www.aholyexperience.com/ – this is one of those elegant blogs