Well, I’m somewhat successfully taking a break from social media right now, but it’s very hard for me. Also, my husband has been away for the last few days. This makes the no social media thing difficult because it’s just me and the kids and the grandparents and soccer and laundry so last night I had a salted caramel truffle blizzard from the DQ and watched all of the Instagram stories I wanted to and there was no shame. I thought if I posted that I was on a break from social media it would help me to stay off but it turns out shame is a terrible motivator and I am a new person in Christ so whatever.
Can I just say that I really dislike those gas pumps with the news and weather streaming on them? Every.single.time. they start talking to me I jump. Can I not be alone with my thoughts at the gas pump? This is a societal breakdown, people.
I am thrilled that after about four false starts I think we will actually have spring here in Pennsylvania. No more snow and bring on all of the flower planting and mulching and weeding. Here’s the thing about being slightly ADHD… I transplanted a lot of great perennials last year but I’m not sure exaaaaaactly where they are so while I want the kids to help with the weeding, I also don’t want them to pull out my daisies or coneflowers. If you drive past our house and think it’s very unkempt, we still live here but I’m trying to see where the actual flowers are.
Since hubs is away, I fixed a simple dinner for Grandma and Grandpa and took our girls to Panera one night after I picked our oldest up from soccer practice. I like to order from the kiosk so that I don’t have to have awkward interactions at the actual register, but when I opened up my little screen, everything was different. Panera changed things and didn’t even give me a sign to warn me about it. I was slightly befuddled and my girls went from being amused to embarrassed to amused again as they watched me try to figure things out. I am only 37 but technology needs to CHILL a little.
Also, we were just away at a cabin for a long weekend with my husband’s extended family and it was pretty great. 21 kiddos 12 and under, and I can count on maybe two fingers the number of conflicts those kids had. They went sledding and played kickball and held the babies and played Barbies and foosball and air hockey and board games and coordinated a Top Chef-like competition featuring the traditional Trinidadian peanut punch and also had a small dance recital (about 3 times a day). I mostly drank coffee and seltzer and read and slept and chatted with family. It was DELIGHTFUL.
I’m basically avoiding laundry at this point so I should probably get to it. This will automatically post to my social media places but I may or may not be checking them. I took the break from social media because I needed to evaluate my usage and consider what changes need to be made, but I feel like I got my answers pretty quickly. Now I’m wondering-do I need to wait it out the whole month or can I log back in and make my changes? I was trying to think about this at the gas pump but was rudely interrupted by Seth Meyers.