Sunday, February 27, 2011

I want to go down in history as the old woman who loved facebook!

My dear friend Tom Henry, Professor at UVU, posted this as his facebook status one day:

I used to think Facebook was the pinnacle of narcissism, the summit of self-love... but now, I think of Facebook as: The Happy News... babies born, cute kids adorn, engagements, marriages, baptisms, old friends getting together, hot chicks, cool dudes, pictures of my hot wife at my disposal, old friends, new friends, family members, interesting commentary, weird videos...

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I want to go down in history as the  50 year old woman who loved facebook! 

Here is my response to his status post: 

Oh Tom! You have it so right! Some people like to pontificate on here, but by far and away the huge majority of facebook  is connecting...connecting!  

Connecting is a lost art in these crazy days...facebook is our way of connecting and reconnecting with all the people that we care about, just as you said:...
" we get to see babies born,  cute kids adorn, engagements, marriages, baptisms, old friends getting together, hot chicks from my past and present, pictures of my hot wife at my disposal, old friends, new friends, family members, interesting commentary, weird videos".....

...and then we get to hear about the bad news that we would have missed if it weren't for our facebook homepage news feed...even if all we can respond to our friends tragedies and bad news is with a simple, "oh I am so sorry, I care"...that is so much more than we would have done if we didn't have facebook to connect us.....

So many times in the darkness of life, my simple facebook status has rallied my friends around me and they have sent short sentences of caring, concern and support....this outpouring of friendship and love would never have happened if I did not have a 'social utility to keep me connected with my friends and family'.....facebook is an incredible way to stay connected! 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Hunny......


Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and much like lots of every other days.....we will be busy at new jobs, overwhelmed inside with each of our individual worries and collective family concerns....


There won't be presents, a card or two, just another year that things didn't work out to make it a priority to doing something nice for each other ON THE DAY...

Yeah I wanted to get you a watch, and you wanted to get me a car stereo, but LIFE GOT IN THE WAY as it always does.....

So here we sit, miles away form each other, missing each other, both wondering what the future holds...


I forgot to get my kids a dang thing....

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I just totally messed it up and life got in the way..........

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Struggling to keep my head above water....


I did this like I do so many things in my life. I jumped right in, both feet first, fully clothed, even my shoes still on, wearing a down parka and jeans. 

Now as I look for someone to help me as I struggle to keep my head above water from the constant weight of a 40 hour a week job, my last semester of my Bachelor degree, the guilt of leaving a young child in the care of others and the loneliness, the aching loneliness of being gone from my home and family…..I see that I left my support system behind…I don’t know how much of one that I had, but whatever I had, I keenly feel it’s absence.
Life only gives you what you make it...
 I never really thought much about down the road; what this would all look like in a month, 3 months or a year, I just knew that I had to do it.

Damn this economy and damn this life that a mother can’t figure out how to be a mom and work and make good money. 

I find myself at 50, chubby and smart…where do I fit in? I work with great people, but I didn’t bust my ass for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management to sit on a dialer all day long.
I worked so hard to build so much momentum for myself. I know it will pay off, but patience has never been a virtue of mine.

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