1. I've been blogging more. Months ago I realized that my blog was rather neglected even though I had things I wanted to write about. But, I came up with a litany of excuses and distractions rather than actually sit down and blog. FaceBook seems to be the blog's #1 enemy. I log on to FaceBook and POOF! just like that I've lost a nice chunk of time. I am seriously considering giving it up for Lent or limiting myself to using it for only 15 minutes a day, or possibly only using it to post links to new blog posts. I haven't decided. I'm still trying to figure out what I need to do.
2. You can't tell it now, but I've actually written a lot of book reviews this past week. I decided that rather than stick with my feast or famine blogging style, that the scheduler for posts could be my friend. So for the next several weeks, there will be a book review every Monday and Wednesday. I am hoping I can keep up with that. I mentioned to Bryan the other day that I've noticed that I find time to read books, but then never get around to writing the review. Again, another indicator that I've spent too much of my precious little free time on FaceBook.
3. I am slowly but surely working to detach myself from more material items. I need to remove a lot of visual noise (clutter) from my home. I came across this article [on FaceBook, of course...I really need to give it up for Lent, don't I?] recently and shared it with my husband. It's kind of where I am with regards to the excessive amounts of things we have. I wouldn't say I'm depressed about the copious amounts of stuff, but it does leave me feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It's a problem and I think the messes we frequently have in the house are directly related to the copious amount of things we have.
4. Anthony has branched out to eating more solid foods. He had been eating little bits of bread and those baby puffs for the past couple of weeks, but now he will also pick up and eat peas, hash browns, pancake, and pasta. He really seems to enjoy eating table foods. He acts like a crazed wild animal who hasn't seen food in days whenever we put some table food on his tray. He goes nuts trying to get it all in his mouth. He's such a funny baby.
5. Katie has learned several new words this week. At long last, she now says up and down. She came out with a few more words like baptize, but I can't recall the rest of them at the moment. She also learned how to fasten a snap. And the best part about that was no one even taught her how to do it. She learned it all by herself.