For the first time in my life, I will be observing Lent. I have chosen to fast for the next 46 days—I'm not cutting out a specific food or drink, but instead will be eliminating the Internet from my daily diet.
Prior to starting my blog last spring, I hardly ever sat down at the computer. I didn't spend any time on the Internet, other than occasionally to Google a topic or check e-mail once or twice a month. If you would have suggested to me one year ago that I would now be signing on almost every day and spending hours posting, responding to comments, visiting new blogs, and checking favorite sites, I would have told you to go take a nap, you're delirious.
Blogging is a fun, creative outlet for me. It also takes up a lot of my time and mental energy. Activities like scrapping, reading, and praying have decreased in direct proportion to the increase in my time on the computer. I feel the need to re-focus and re-prioritize. So I'll be missing in action for the next month and a half, as I prepare my heart for Easter and seek answers to life's burning questions.
Did you hear that? A chorus of Meh!s and Whatever!s just rang throughout the blogosphere, as you all simultaneously shrugged your shoulders and poised your fingers over the delete button. My proud nature prevents me from begging, but I do hope you'll leave me on your reading list.
See you after Easter.
Dinner last night: big green salad with shrimp