If you have kept up with my blog through the past 7 or 8 months, I thank you. I also wonder if you might be just "one card shy of a deck" as they say because there hasn't been anything to read on here but your loyalty and dedication impress me to no end.
Hello, my name is Katie and I am addicted to Facebook. There. I said it. I wish I could explain it...but I can't. I am a people person to the core. And I guess having 24/7, at-your-fingertips access to what's going on in the lives of people that you know is, well, intoxicating. I love knowing the second that a friend finds out they got a promotion, or they are worried about test results or their kids are driving them batty or that they just made a scrumptious dinner. I can't help it.
In that same vein, I love sharing my day with others. Perhaps it's the fact that I work from home and have no social interaction with anything but my pets during the day...who knows? But being able to type "Katie is going to grab some lunch" feels like I just shouted into the next cubicle or looked over at my favorite coworker to let them know where I'm going. Yes, it sounds a bit crazy but if it helps a people-person working alone not go insane, well then by all means.....
I am, however, going to attempt something this weekend that for some might be a no-brainer. For some without an addiction to social networking or technology, what I will attempt to do is natural. I am going to go camping and I am leaving the computer and the cell phone at home.
Yes. You heard me correctly. No status update of "we're almost to Chattanooga." No letting everyone know that I am about to go make smores with my boys. Nope, I am going to have to function without updating the general public on my every move. How will I ever make it through? Folks, I only wish I were kidding.
But here's what I WILL do. I will focus on spending the day at a children's museum with our good friends. I will soak in every moment of wide-eyed curiosity the boys have as we move from exhibit to exhibit. I will focus on the stars as we camp in the woods...and the sounds of the crickets...and the giggles of my children as the too-burnt part of the marshmallow drips onto their hands. I will somehow go to sleep without telling everyone I am doing so and wake up and cook breakfast over a campfire...and it will all be just fine.
And then, as soon as I get back to civilization (a.k.a. laptop and phone within reach) I will tell you all about it. Cause I know you will have been hanging onto your seats to find out what I've been up to. :) OK, so maybe not...but I can at least pretend, huh?