Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I've Lost It!

I've lost my patience for teaching myself new things. Somewhere along the way, I've lost the ability to sit down and concentrate. This could have something to do with the fact that there are four people in the office right now. Three of them can be very noisy and interrupt me all the time, LOL.

Really, I think it has to do with our society of instant gratification. I have surrounded myself with quick and easy. I really don't attempt anything unless it's quick and easy--quick recipes, quick crafts, even quick movies (Scott still hasn't been able to get me to sit down and watch LOTR). If I ever try to do any of the more time-intensive things, I think about all the things I should be doing. I joke that when Scott wants me to watch TV with him that he has to sit or lay on me to hold me down. Even on must-see TV Thursdays I can often be found doing other things while watching my favorite shows. At the very least, I get up during the commercials.

Or, could this just be a season of life. A season where I'm too busy to concentrate on the things that don't really matter right now. A season where my joy of learning is found in learning through the eyes of my kids and learning with them as well. A season that will make me sad when it is over.

For now, quick and easy allows me to engage in hobbies that I enjoy without taking away too much time from where I'm needed. Quick and easy has also allowed me to involve the kids in some of my hobbies. Their short attention spans don't allow for much beyond quick and easy. Quick and easy has allowed me to involve my friends in some of my hobbies.

All this to say, I started out the day trying to make my own blog header. Then, I tried using one that someone else made but just editing it. When all of that didn't work, I just went back to a free template offered by blogger. When this season is over, maybe I'll be able to sit down and create my own template!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Virtual Dust

I am so happy that dust doesn't collect in the virtual world like it does in the real world. I'd hate to think the cleaning I'd have to do on my blog after it sitting untouched for two years!

I really wish I were one of those people who likes to write...or who even likes what they write. I think my desire to make things short and sweet well outweighs my desire to make it interesting. I think what I really miss is social interaction. I could sit and talk to you all day, but a one-sided conversation is not as much fun. What's the fun of talking to yourself if no one is listening?

In an attempt to improve my writing skills, I'm going to start regular posts again. And, I'm going to start posting crafty projects again. Craft night has really helped me set aside time to do things that I like to do. Sometimes that is just drinking coffee and talking all night. Other nights I'm a little more productive. I've even let the girls be a part of craft night--at least until their bed time.

Maybe the crafty projects will be for those days that I don't feel like talking to myself!