So I’m surfing the net tonight and my mind just wanders.. I play imaginary tourist once in a while. Sometimes, Julian and I sit in front of the large computer monitor and ride the Six Flags roller coasters with point-of-view youtube videos and its great fun. This is sort of the same thing, but with a little more imagination… I wonder what its like to go visit some of these places.
I came across these pictures of India.. Just have to plan a visit.. Oh man..
Today, I deactivated my personal Facebook account. And for the first time, I’m not sure if I’ll be back on there. Don’t get me wrong — I love technology. I love reconnecting with old friends. I love staying in touch with current friends. The Facebook platform makes it very convenient. But honestly, the last several months of glancing on there, I’ve been walking away slowly anyway. The reason is that its been so full of negativity – everywhere people are reeling from Trump being elected. I’m not stating I’m happy for it – far from it, but I just can’t stand the negativity. And people are posting about wars around the world. And the truth of the matter is that current friends get down on me for not appearing angry, or active about situations, or how I should get involved. All I really want to say is just “hold off” for there’s too much going on in my head right now. Everyone has a story. And so do I. I have things I need to sort out, big time. Things are not always pretty and rosy, but things are real, and I need to know this.
I’m going to trade some of my Facebook time for some blogging time. Some songwriting time — where I have writer’s block right now. Great. Argh!
So a few months ago, we decided to break the news to Julian and Megan. We didn’t realize how “different” it was going to be received. But it was a bit unexpected. Understood. But unexpected. This is priceless and we figured we would share this. Enjoy! 🙂
Update — Julian is over-joyed today and awaiting her new baby sister! He constantly talks about how he’s going to show her this and show her that. How to play games with her. He is excited.
Bloggish Day 7 – Yes, the above is actually a recent picture that was taken. Yes, it was dated October 25, 2016. Yes, the photo is from Elizabeth’s tummy.
Yes, life is going to change again. And soon.
Right when we finally sold all our baby stuff. I mean, we did procrastinate for a while. Julian turned 8 years old earlier last year, and we sold his stroller on Craigslist around that same time. We’re just thankful that they don’t go out of style — and with our luck, we’ll probably wind up buying it back off of someone on Craigslist. We don’t really mind. We’re cool like that.
So baby supplies, such as diapers, baby wipes, milk bottles, onesies, baby car seats. Oh, the list can be endless.
I think when Megan was a newborn, we even had one of those diaper baggie machines — which helps bag the used diapers in a tight plastic bag while disposing it, into a larger plastic bag. Utter baby supply marketing. In other words, only applicable for over-protective, over-supplied parents. We used it like twice.
But I am excited and nervous at the same time. If this was even possible, I’m not sure, but I think I am. There is so much to look forward to and there is so much to worry about. Being an accidental parent — one without a plan, not opposed, but again, without a plan and just winging it. Now that I am a parent, I just love it. Absolutely.
Bloggish Day 6 – Something about the frosty air here that just rekindles memoirs and creates new ones. Being winter time in the Northeast, New York City, to be exact, I find myself wearing a large bulky ski parka, with a scarf, hat and gloves. It’s not time yet to start snowing. Maybe in another week or two. But the air is sure crisp and chilled. And when the wind gusts pass by, it can bite through the layers of coats and sweaters and feels like it will just freeze into your bones. But when it’s still, although just for a few moments, it’s as though the air just crystalizes into thin ice flakes.
Have to say, that this is the perfect whether for a warm cup of hot chocolate. Taking a sip while stepping out into the crisp, frosty air for that first breath…
You’ve stumbled onto my online journal, “Outrageous Thoughts of Babble”. I started this journal back in 1997 thus pre-dating terms such as “blogging,” which makes me feel secretively proud (snicker). Its purpose has always remained the same — to record life’s events as they happen – for they do happen quickly and fleetingly. Enjoy! :)