Darn this blogging! And finding out there is quite a bit of great stuff to read online. And not feeling the least inclination to watch mindless Youtube funny videos, tune out to a Netflix show, or play stupid Facebook games.
Now of course there’s also a lot of things I can waste my time reading. But content aside for a second (technically this post has no true content, so bear with me) I am becoming so strong of an advocate to READ! You can listen to your favorite music and read; you can sip your favorite relaxing beverage and read, you can even read with others! It doesn’t have to be a solitary thing. Although my favorite times to take in a book are late and by myself. Or out in the sun on a blanket with my kids enjoying their own latest story of choice.
But what does the blogging have to do with a strengthened desire to read? Well, because even when i think I’m in the mood to kick back and not engross my mind in the thinking processes necessary to take in Dostoevsky, I am discovering I still don’t want to tune out on making little marbles line up with colors. I want to hear what someone had to type. Light enough to not tax my thinking powers, but just enough thought-provoking to keep relaxed and engaged at the same time. And usually short enough to get through a few before I shut down the screen and hit the pillow.
So cheers to you bloggers, thanks for sharing thoughts, ideas, and experiences. You’ve grown me a little.
(okay, 2 last things to say: this picture I’ve been dying to use ever since my friend forwarded it to me a couple of months ago. yes, that was ours to enjoy together over fajitas, but it’s okay, all was fine in the end… nothing ruined. And second, a little challenge: are you looking for mindless entertainment? Instead of couch-potato posture over something that not just wastes time but possibly braincells, try reading about a subject you find interesting. Start light, and see where it leads)
…In the act of walking an old woman across the street. I don’t want to be caught gobbling down ice cream reading Facebook statuses. I want to be caught hiding notes in my kids’ bags. I don’t want anyone to stumble upon me as I’m screaming at my 9 year old. I want someone to surprise me as I’m busy helping a toddler pick up their toy cars they dropped.
I want to be so involved in the act of giving of myself that I get caught with my hand in the cookie jar, filling it up for others to enjoy.
(love this photo, ‘caught’ this is France – a great picture that says, take the time to think about others, even if it stops you on your busy way. the lovely older lady took 2 green lights to get in, but we didn’t mind at all. kind of like enjoying a cookie ;))
Last year, I did some fun April Fool’s jokes on my kids that I found from the internet. This year, I had nothing planned – it kind of took me by surprise. But not as surprised as German weather’s own April fooling…here’s a little video I made very quickly this morning:
And it continued all day too! Sun…no, snow! ….. no, rain…. no more sun…. no, actually snow, at 6.5 Celsius?? Strange, foolish weather 🙂