a) have nothing to post about other than: my husband's gone - waaaaaa!!!!! poor me!!!!! life is SOOOOOO hard!!!
b) don't want all those bad guys that read my blog to know Ben is gone and now would be the perfect time to break in.
But, here's what I've been thinking about: I love love love technology. It's changed my life. Here's how:
- Betty Crocker is no longer my sovereign authority as far as cooking goes. Now, I will look to the "experts" on the internet to give me recipes complete with photos of each step and drippy descriptions so I know just what to make.
- I spy on people through their blogs. I love it that blogging has helped me get to know people I'd never know. If you have a blog, and we run into each other, and it seems awkward, it's because I'm thinking, "I know all of this personal stuff about you... do i bring it up or is that information only for our electronic relationship? what are the rules?!?!"
- My Grandma is on facebook. Turns out I'm not too old for it.
- My iPod touch. I got it for "free" with Ben's macbook. I. Love. It. I have the internet, my email, and all kinds of mindless games in the palm of my hands, giving me loads to do while I'm nursing or pretending to pay attention to Mickey Mouse. All with no service fees. Love. Love. Love.
- The Family Blog. If you know the Beebes and how hilarious we all are, I'm sure you want to get into this treasure trove of humorous discourse that we share. But you can't - it's a blog just for the ten of us, and it is awesome. It gives us a way to stay connected with each other without having to rely on Mom to funnel all relevant information through the channels. My mom is very reliable, but this is much faster. Besides, I have three brothers, and brothers don't call each other to say, "Hey guess what? I started leading AWANA." They do, however, write hilarious posts about their AWANA experiences.
- Facebook. Actually, I still kind of have a love-hate relationship with Facebook - I am strangely curious about people I (kind of) know and love reading what everyone is doing right now, but I am extremely fearful of awkward run-ins with people that are better left in the past. But, how else would I know that my friend from 5th grade is watching 24 on DVD? Or that my 2nd-cousin-once-removed made her daughters butterfly costumes for Halloween?