Sunday, October 4, 2015

Buffering: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, October 4, 2015

Outside my window …  Rain with intermittent cloudy mugginess, mixed with more rain.  What are we, Seattle?

I am thinking...  

It's really easy to think that people around me live these wonderful perfect lives.  But I have to remember that I usually only see my friends at church, other "controlled" environments, or via social media.  It's easy to be well behaved and perfect in front of the preacher.  It's easy to severely edit the not-so-pretty parts of life from our tweets or Facebook statuses (statusi?).  I hardly ever see friends in "real" life, where the rubber meets the road, where pain and heartache happen, and where "perfect" is a word used only by Eleanor Burns in a quilting video.  It's depressing, not to mention hugely deceptive, plus it breeds depression.  When one is honest, it's like high school; he's not one of the cool kids anymore.

I've have considered staying away from social media altogether, but how else am I going to interact with people?  I've met more people via social media that I ever did face to face.  Maybe when I'm able to be out more, I can drop more electronic interaction and hug some real people.

I am thankful...  for a job where it's not a hanging offence to make a mistake.  I'm very thankful that I don't have to go in to work and continuously walk on eggshells or have to fill out four sets of request forms to take a crap.  Been there, did that, still recovering from it.

In the kitchen... I learned that spinach doesn't always shrivel and turn dark and slimy when it's going bad; it can still look fresh and green, but be terribly bitter.  Gag! 
From the Workshop...   Working on a secret project.  Shh. Let's see how this turns out.
I am looking forward to...  Getting well.  I've got that achy/painy, lethargic, stay in the bed and sleep all day but have a hard time getting up in the morning kind of feeling.   I've not had a good workout in two weeks, plus, September was my worst mileage month all year (16 miles).  I'm having trouble getting my physical work done and I haven't been very mentally focused either.  Not to mention the mental darkness I've been facing.  I had a check up Wednesday and blood work on Thursday.  We'll see.

A favorite quote for today... 

"Never be ashamed of your starting place - or make fun of another person's starting place. We all start somewhere." -

One of my favorite things...  My new favorite song...

A few plans for the rest of the week:  

Hopefully, I can resume my workout routine this week.  If that bright yellow orb ever makes an appearance, I'm going to take some rides on the Ladiga Trail.
And now for something totally different...

From Facebook:  D.Raulerson shared:  "The best time to re-evaluate your life is when the online video you're watching is buffering."

From Twitter:  @ChrchCurmudgeon tweeted:  "Well, those donuts aren't going to eat themselves. Unless I'm having a weird vision about a donut famine."

From Facebook:  M.Ponder shared:

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  1. Hahaha! THOROUGHLY enjoyed the quotes. And I am SO with you on your "thinkings." I'm a natural hermit and social media makes it even worse because now I'm under the illusion that I'm out-going. I sometimes think about funerals of the future though... how many people will actually be in attendance? Who will come to remember and celebrate a person they rarely saw in real life and who only ever clicked "like" on their Facebook pictures? I feel like this is the most obvious areas for Christians to live counter-culturally, and yet so few of us do.

    1. Thanks so much for reading. I'm a people person, so electronic communication without personal interaction has gotten old.