Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

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Troy has prompted me a few times to blog, but I have felt somewhat paralyzed lately. I stare blankly at the screen, trying to sort the cacophony of thoughts that are churning in my head. So many emotions, threads of things, hopes, dreams, fears, panic, dread, worry, regret, resignation, hope, pride, joy, peace.

A thousand small griefs slip down my cheeks, unbidden, at times unwelcome. I don't always have the time, space, energy, privacy for these griefs, this tearing. But it comes anyway.

It's hard to go through the tearing away from what is when you still don't have much sense of what will be.

I do the next thing (thanks, Ann Voskamp) when I can. Sell, clean, sort, throw away, give away. My life seems to slip a little as it loses some of its form. I reach the end of the known next thing, or at least the energy to do it.

I sit, wait, wish, looking up at the signpost, waiting for it to point the way.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Survey for you!

I have been thinking about how we do "screen time" in our house. As my kids have gotten older, we have used screen time as a reward, lack of screen time as punishment, as well as the usual "Mom is too tired to make you do anything else" tactic.

As we make a major move this summer, I really want to be deliberate about how we manage technology in our house. I have my own ideas, but I'm always interested in what others think.

If you have a couple of minutes to answer 5 simples questions, I would love it if you could click on the link below and let me know what you think! Thanks :)

Click here to take survey
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