Tuesday, April 18
And She's Back . . .
So how did the Facebook hiatus work out for me? Honestly, it was good and bad. I confess I was wicked lonely for forty days and forty nights in spite of having dear, sweet Husband nearby, Liz on call through texts, gChats, and emails, Son calling with great frequency, Margie sending me snail mail goodies, and other friends checking in often. Even going up to open up the lake cottage didn't ease my need for a social media fix.
However, I did learn a couple of important things along the way. First, there is life without social media. Maybe not as much fun in some respects, but life certainly went on just fine. Second, I spend entirely too much time on social media. My stars! I was shocked to find out how much extra time I had, how much writing I got down, how much laundry I got done, how much work I got done, How much time I had to spend with Husband and Dee and other dear friends (Hi, Lizzie!).
Saving Sarah is nearly done--I added almost 27K words in 40 days, which isn't speed-writing, but it's not too shabby. I hope to have it finished and in my editor's hands by the end of May. I ended up cleaning out closets and donating a bunch of stuff--something I needed to do desperately.
Husband and I have become ferocious Sequence players--man, is that ever a fun game! It's a great replacement for sitting on our butts watching Acorn TV and Netflix, although we did some of that, too. We've managed to get a walk in at least a couple of times a week and we gave our best effort to fighting a change in our neighborhood; and even though we lost the battle, we made a few new friends along the way.
I hit the pool every Monday and Friday morning and finished up one baby blanket for my nephew's new baby and got a great start on one for my other nephew's new baby. I'm going to be an auntie x2 this summer!