No one has asked, but I wonder if anyone has been wondering what happened to this blog. My family blog has also been neglected.
Throughout 2010, many of the blogs that I regularly follow have been focusing on minimizing - their homes and their lives. This has also been one of my focuses. I kept finding myself distracted by the computer/internet throughout the day and at times, neglecting my home, other duties, and sometimes my children. With the start of the school year, I put myself on a schedule hoping to be able to get more things done and spend some time with my daughters. Princess Naked Toes started Preschool for 4 half days each week. About this same time, many other changes happened in my life. One being I received a new calling at church (I'm now the secretary for the Relief Society in our ward). Our Relief Society President gave a lesson on priorities and distractions based on a talk by Sis. Julie B. Beck.
All of this combined to tell me I needed to keep the computer turned off more - limiting my browsing time and even my "working" time on the computer. I'm trying to keep the computer turned off throughout the morning, striving to only be on the computer while both girls are at school and after they've gone to bed, and even then limiting it to only 1/2 hr of browsing (facebook, blog reading and writing) during the afternoon and maybe an hour in the evening. But this has not enough time to keep up the blogs - will try to improve upon that. But I will say that I am liking the schedule I've established so far - as long as I stay to it. I'm getting more things done that I need to get done - as long as I remember to look at my To Do list and prioritize it each day.
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