|...but I refuse to say I'm sick...|
Here I am again... awake at 4 am! Mind too busy to sleep. Missed a graduation party yesterday and that may be part of it. I hate to miss family events. Wanted to go, but haven't felt well this week - headachy and tired. At first I thought it was just the weather. Sometimes when it rains for days, the barometric pressure causes my head to ache. But when I checked my temp Friday, I had a little fever... so I guess something else was going on besides the weather.
Anyway, I've had my tea and toast, sat with the cats a while, and decided that I might as well catch up on some of my blog reading. Thought about re-watching my recorded Stephen Hawking's program, but decided that would make my mind work overtime and I'd never get back to sleep. Have any of you watched that? Here it's on PBS every Wednesday at 8 pm. The first one was "Why are we here?" and had to do with predestination, free will, and parallel universes. It's kind of Theoretical Physics for dummies. I find that understanding how people believed/or believe in predestination, free will, and parallel universes isn't difficult when you follow the train of thought presented. But although I can see the possibility of parallel universes, I find it hard to accept their reality.
OK, onto lighter subjects...
I am still watching Harry Potter. Just finished DVD #4 "Goblet of Fire". I had to post this pic of Weasley's family house. I love this house - and talk about clutter!
Also daughter's chickens are getting a major boost in numbers! Rian (my name carrying birthday chicken) has a habit of hiding her eggs. Daughter recently found a whole batch of eggs she's been hiding that are already starting to hatch. As of yesterday morning, there were 3 new chicks. When I texted her yesterday evening to see if any more had hatched, she said that she couldn't tell as "Rian was so mean" that every time she tried to look under her, she'd peck at her! (I actually thought this was kind of funny.)
|Rian and 3 baby chicks|
And another thing that I wanted to mention today is that although I am on Facebook (not Twitter), I don't post on it much. I do check it to see what is going on with friends and family, print out pictures of family, etc., but feel that it's much too public a forum to do more than read. And when I do post or comment, it's generally to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Birthday" or simply reply to a family member. But I never play the games, or get political, or ask others to share or repost... and generally don't respond when others do ask. What is your thoughts? I know that many use Facebook kind of like blogs, to communicate feelings and exchange ideas.
New technology has given us these methods of communication and like everything else in life, their use can be either good or bad. There are no rules... besides common sense and etiquette. There are some laws that are coming into existence - such as *no texting while driving* (duh? that should fall under common sense... but ??) Etiquette would tell you to turn off your phone/silence it when in a public place - (no one wants to hear your private conversation in a restaurant or grocery line... but ??)
Surely the ability to have the answers to almost all our questions at our fingertips through the Internet is a marvelous thing! The ability to snap a picture and send it immediately to your friend or family member is fantastic! Having a means of communication for people who live alone and can't get out is a miracle!
So... what's my point here? I guess it was to say that I do like and use Facebook as a different means of keeping in touch. Everyone is not comfortable with Blogs and everyone is not comfortable with Facebook or Twitter... or Linked... or even smart phones. IMO it's best to check out what's available and use what works for you... along with a little common sense and etiquette.
I sometimes think old school is better - like my preference for real books instead of e-readers - but it's a personal preference, not an ideology that detests technology.
And for no reason what-so-ever I'm posting a picture of our Cashmere Bouquet plant that is in bloom at the moment. DH's brother gave us some cuttings from his yard in Baton Rouge, LA years ago... and the darn thing is definitely invasive! (Pretty... but invasive!)
|Cashmere Bouquet plant|
Have a great week!
Oh, just got another pic from daughter. Rian now has hatched out 8 baby chicks!
|Mama and her 8 baby chicks|