Friday, August 28, 2009

Internet Addiction?

Do you spend a lot of time on the internet and feel as though you have an internet addiction? I was watching the Today show this morning and they covered this issue. They specifically referred to a young man that ended up going to a retreat to address his addiction to the video game World of Warcraft. I love video games and especially love World of Warcraft. I have spent many hours a day playing. I have also spent many hours blogging and hanging out on Facebook and/or Twitter. While I was watching this I could not wrap my brain around the idea of consdering my game play time as an addiction. When I was younger I spent so many hours obsessed with one video game or another. That said, I still got the important things in my life done. I realized when I needed to stop in order to address my life's responsibilities. For that matter, I even worked for a video game company for many many years. At no point did I ever consider I had some sort of addiction and that I needed to search out help. I still play World of Warcraft and spend a lot of time on the internet doing various other things. It is actually something my husband and I do together. We have at least one night a week where we get together with my sister and some really close friends. We all play together and do a lot of laughing along the way.

What about you? Do you play any games? Are you addicted to something else like Twitter or Facebook?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - My Little Ninja

This last weekend we attended her first karate tournament. She did awesome and got this trophy for her participaton. So proud!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I do not know of a parent out there that is not with me on this one. All of our kids have their favorite shows that they want to watch over and over and OVER. The latest in our house is Zaboomafoo. I came across it one day and had no idea what it was. Much to my surprise it was not a cartoon. Instead it was two brothers and a fake lemur teaching all about animals. The girls are so hooked now. They both constantly want to watch it. They run around singing the theme song and getting it stuck in my head too. My all time favorite though was when we went to the zoo this past week. Vic had random facts about so many of the animals to share with us. All of which she had learned from the show. She even convinced herself that she got to meet Zaboo at the lemur exhibit. It was so sweet to watch her. You would have thought she just met some movie star on the red carpet.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The big let down

My gut told me that something was wrong and the news I was waiting for was going to be bad. I tried not to listen and think positive but it is one of those things that never fails you. When you know deep down things just are not right it is hard to ignore that instinct. I, of course, prayed for the decision to go my way but it appears there is another plan for me. I feel angry, extremely sad and a whole truckload of other emotions right now. I feel a bit like I have failed and let down my family. As we all know, life does go on but I am taking my moment. This is my moment for a pity party for one. No one else can heal me or make me feel better. I am down right now but I am certainly not defeated. If anything I am more motivated than before.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Waiting sucks!

I made a life changing decision several weeks ago and now I am here waiting for an answer.

Waiting . . .

Waiting . . .

and more waiting!

Why must I wait? I was told it would be another week and that was almost two weeks. It is driving me completely insane. I just want a simple answer. The fact that I have not heard anything makes me worry. It causes my mind to convince me that the news is going to be bad. I cannot sleep. I have been trying to keep myself busy so that my focus will not only be on the waiting.

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