July 29, 2008


As I sit here with my coffee, catching up with Facebook friends, reading Blogs I haven't been to in awhile, checking e-mail-you know all those normal things we do with the computer I was struck by what a world we live in today.

I was able to actually chat with several friends all at the same time and it was a real time conversation-isn't that an interesting phrase-a real time conversation. So what exactly is that?

Once we called it getting together or hanging out with our friends! That was the ONLY way possible to have a real-time conversation-actually face to face (ok maybe over the phone) many times it was one on one-as in the phone conversation or small groups when we'd hang out (or play depending on our age at the time).

Now real-time conversations are crazy! Even as I sit here writing-I just got to chat on Facebook with someone briefly. AIM, txting (which is my new favorite hobby), Facebook chat, im, telephone, and the list goes on. You literally could have real-time conversations with everyone all at the same time (or at least how ever many your computer could support). Sometimes it seems like madness.

I am just as addicted to the gadgets of this day as the next person! But sometimes it is so good to disconnect ourselves from it. Everything today seems so INSTANT! We have forgotten how to be patient. How can we get that back again?

I am a prime example of that many times-most recently when txting. If I send a txt and don't get a reply in like 10 seconds I am fidgety, constantly looking at my phone sometimes I even talk to it! LOL I need that disconnect from all things gadget! HELP!

Until next time-thanks for reading my rambles

July 23, 2008

Laughter truly is THE best medicine

I just spent an amazing weekend with an amazing group of young people ages from 11-38! what fun we had. I haven't laughed so hard in......well, I'm not really sure when the last time was. Did it ever feel good.

Life for me has been full of work, work, hubby's new work, son's work, and all the serious stuff of life for the past year (maybe more). Now don't get me wrong, I still had fun on occasion, would laugh a bit here & there. hang out with friends. But life seemed to be flying by & I was just getting older & more tired & less excited about life. Wow, that's pretty personal isn't it???

Well, I feel more alive than I've felt in a long time. I feel so young & rejuvenated & the story behind it all is too long & way too personal to share. But suffice it to say that hours of laughter with young people fixed that.

I am still cool-not old! I apparently am fun to be around, "the coolest mom," and a party animal! I LUV MY LIFE! I have a new appreciation for everything around me-my family, friends, & work.

And all it took was an all-nighter full of laughter-so hard you cried & your stomache muscles still hurt 2 days later-the kind of laughter where you can't catch your breathe! And a couple of 17-20 yr olds telling you they want to be like you at 38 always helps.

Blessings to ya & take time to Laugh OUT LOUD today!