A few people have wondered how the blog fast has been going. In a word, great. In another word, not so great. It’s been great because I have stuck to it, and easily. What I thought was going to be a challenge has actually been rather painless, with the exception of missing out on the comings and goings of my friends. What hasn’t been great is that I now have time for things like Twitter and responding to emails. I had to quickly curb that last week because I was starting to replace one with the other. It kind of defeats the point of the blog fast, wouldn’t you agree?
Even with the lure of social media, I’ve still been able to do a few things since Lent started besides make deodorant. On top of a few weekend adventures that included feeding the ducks and visiting one of the largest tackle supply stores in the United States (don’t ask), we celebrated two birthdays.
I made crackers.
My life wouldn’t be complete without testing paint.
I’m still participating in Souvenir Photo, which has been good at forcing me to leave the house. I made the mistake of choosing a magnolia tree in my parent’s front yard as my 6-week subject. That means once a week I have to, like, leave the house. Get in the car. Time things so that lighting is good, but different from the week before.
And, finally, I have been enjoying God’s grace, as my niece is home safe and sound (with antibiotics) from the hospital. On Thursday I received a call from my sister-in-law telling me that my five month old niece was on the way to the hospital via ambulance. From what little we knew from her exceptionally negligent daycare, she was 70 degrees, blue, and non responsive. They couldn’t tell us if she was alive, and the twenty-forty minutes (it’s a blur) that went by without any of us knowing were the worst moments of my life. I always imagined that praying on my knees would hurt given my weight, but it turns out that the fear and pain of the unknown TOTALLY outweigh the pain of suddenly dropping to your knees in prayer (and tears) from a standing position. Who knew?
I haven’t done anything terribly exciting, and sometimes I feel like I don’t have much interesting to say (I made crackers! Wh00t!) but it’s a nice feeling to know I have been so busy living my life that I don’t always have time to blog about my life, you know?