Friday, August 8, 2008

The Land of 121 Blog Posts

Hello everyone!  It's been awhile since I've come to 'visit' - or would it be the other way around - it's been awhile since you've come to visit?  No matter, we're here now.  Pull up a chair, a cold glass of iced tea (very sweet - the only true  way Southerners drink tea) and sit a spell.  I promise not to list 121 blog posts.

Honest.

But I could. I had 121 blog posts in my reader when I opened it this afternoon after getting off work.  I'm slowly working my way through them.  But I had to share some thoughts on the Internet, blogs, and work schedules with you all before it left by brain.  You see, I'm a bit sleep deprived.  (Actually, I'm not.  I get plenty.  My body is just in the middle of adjusting to this new Grown Up schedule instead of the Lazy Days of Summer one.)

I remember a week before school started that I was going to really miss surfing the web for hours a day.  There were so many great things that I would do - that I would have to do - that I was almost to the point of obsessive about it.  Does anyone else feel that way about the Internet?  (Don't raise your hand.  You know you do, otherwise, you wouldn't be reading my blog.  You'd be checking email, at most, and getting off to sleep or do chores or just stare at a wall in complete silence for a couple of hours.

Which brings me to my next point - when you're limited in Internet time, you choose to spend it wisely.  I say thank you to all of you who are reading me right now.  Your time is valuable and once it's gone, it cannot be gotten back.  So, I truly appreciate your spending time with me for a bit.

When you stare at 121 blog messages, you really start to take inventory of what's really important. All of the great sales, coupons and freebies are old news.  So, while they are helpful, they are typically deleted.  Any contests or deadlines are old news because they're over.  That takes care of twenty or thirty right off the bat.

Then you have the next hundred.  And they're all good.  And you really want to read them, but you just can't sit in front of the computer all weekend long and read past blog entries.  Well, you can if you don't plan on catching up on chores, going grocery shopping or to church - all three of which I plan on doing this very weekend.

So what's a blogaholic to do?

Split them up of course!

So, if you usually hear from me within 24 hrs of posting (and you know who you are), please bare with me as I slowly weed read through all of them.  I will get to yours sometime this weekend.  And if I read it and have something to say - I will comment. 

I've missed hanging out with you all this week.  My first week of work went really, really awesome.  I'll be sharing some of the adventures over at my other blog: Life According to Iva.  Please be sure to check it out.

And now, dear friends, I must go cook dinner.  But I will be back later tonight (and tomorrow - after chores) to catch up on all of you!

Until next time...