the basics

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I've read a lot lately about how we're all overextended.  

We check Facebook too much.  We read too many blogs.  We check email too much.

I'm certainly guilty of that.  (Ask Durel.  No, don't.  Just take my word for it.)

The articles all basically say the same things:
  • Stop social media'ing yourself to death.  (Sigh.  I can't quit Instagram.  But does that mean I have to quit Twitter?  I am all bunched up about this one.)
  • Breathe more. (Trying.)
  • Sleep more.  (OK.)
  • Read more.  (And not Us Weekly, I presume.  I'll get on it.)
  • Eat well.  (Working on it, but we eat pretty well.)
  • Exercise. (On it.)
  • Be with the people that you love.  (Like, actually with them.  Not checking Facebook on your phone while you're sitting next to them.)  (Ooh, yup.  OK.)
Burn, huh?  It's true because it's true.

So then, Jack and I went out to lunch.  And I paid attention.  And do you know what I learned?

The kid loves bread, man.


Oh, and he's really fun to have lunch with.  That's not news, but it's always fun to contemplate.

Hope you learn something by being present today.

Talk soon,
Heather

5 comments:

  1. Bread is good. Have you tried it? Would that carbs like bread made up the entire food pyramid....

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  2. Love this. So true. It's really nuts when you think about it. We're spending more time trying to capture cherished moments and share them w/the world than we are cherishing the actual moments! Jude and I hiked the greenbelt yesterday w/Em and the boys. Afterwards, I had a couple pics of Em and the boys, and none of Jude. I felt a bit sad I didn't capture his first greenbelt adventure, but felt 100% amazing about the reason. We were just there. Observing nature. Climbing rocks. Collecting rocks to paint. Looking for grasshoppers. Together. It was awesome.
    P.S. Jude is a bread mongrel as well. Our boys have so much in common!
    xoxoxo

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  3. Gosh, I hate the truth sometimes. I'm about 2 for 7 on your bulleted list. But I do love bread...

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  4. Hmph. Well alright then. I'm proud to say I've been Facebook free for 3 days and counting. Ok, well I got on last night but not to troll but to check the Blissdom board only. No more mindless checking it.

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  5. Man, I am so bad at all of those things. Except eating bread. Wait, that wasn't on the list? :-D

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

the basics

I've read a lot lately about how we're all overextended.  

We check Facebook too much.  We read too many blogs.  We check email too much.

I'm certainly guilty of that.  (Ask Durel.  No, don't.  Just take my word for it.)

The articles all basically say the same things:
  • Stop social media'ing yourself to death.  (Sigh.  I can't quit Instagram.  But does that mean I have to quit Twitter?  I am all bunched up about this one.)
  • Breathe more. (Trying.)
  • Sleep more.  (OK.)
  • Read more.  (And not Us Weekly, I presume.  I'll get on it.)
  • Eat well.  (Working on it, but we eat pretty well.)
  • Exercise. (On it.)
  • Be with the people that you love.  (Like, actually with them.  Not checking Facebook on your phone while you're sitting next to them.)  (Ooh, yup.  OK.)
Burn, huh?  It's true because it's true.

So then, Jack and I went out to lunch.  And I paid attention.  And do you know what I learned?

The kid loves bread, man.


Oh, and he's really fun to have lunch with.  That's not news, but it's always fun to contemplate.

Hope you learn something by being present today.

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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