When Real Life (RL) Becomes the Distraction!

Sun setting behind our neighbors pergulaAhhhhhhhhh…. somebody stop me!!!!

As the sun starts to set behind me, the magnificent colors representing a beautiful “wish you were here” postcard, start to dance across the early summer sky.  The problem is… I’m too busy trying to figure out this whole blogging thing to even notice. 

Do you ever feel this way?  Speaking to my fellow bloggers, authors or anyone else so wrapped up in what they are working on that trips to the grocery store to fill the empty cabinets become a nuisance, a mere distraction.  The whole time I’m out milling around trying to find the right kind of dressing, the perfect head of lettuce and the best looking frozen dinner entree, I can’t seem to think about anything else but, how much time I’m losing online. 

Between choosing the right blog theme, arranging the layout of widgets, searching for the best widget, listing my blog with blog directories, registering with the best social networks, connecting with new friends, responding to comments, etc., etc. ad nauseum, not to mention joining in multiple discussions at the best place on the net for bloggers BlogCatalog, it feels like I’m never “caught up” enough to just relax. 

Oh yeah, and then there’s content.   In order to entertain, move, inspire my readers (you, and by the way, thanks for stopping by) I must continually come up with quality, original content or risk being tagged a <something significant goes here, but I haven’t had time to research this one yet>.

So, when will the merry-go-round ever stop?  It’s only been 4 weeks, since I started blogging, and I can already see my priorities have completely shifted.  The once, normally pristine backyard, has become somewhat of an overgrown jungle.   Ah, yes, I shall go and mow as soon as I’m done with this post (seems like I said that two days ago. hmm… but today will be the day!)

I sometimes wonder where the time goes.  I log on to check my email box, and suddenly there’s this time warp…

(Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!)
 
and 2 hours have passed by and I still haven’t cleaned out my inbox.   Oh, but don’t get me wrong, I love comments.  I spend the majority of my time responding to comments.  It’s what drives me, keeps me going and makes it all worth it.  I consider it an honor that you are reading my blog and I am flattered if you want to take the time to say something to me in my comments.  And, yes, look around, I publish my negative comments too.

Well, I’m off to tackle the cat’s litter boxes.  Oh, wait, I haven’t checked my Feedburner stats yet. I’ll clean their litter boxes right after I check my stats. I might as well, its way too dark to mow the lawn now anyway.

 

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A Poem for my Beautiful Wife… I love you!

You, my love, are beautiful,
Astounding beyond compare,
You’ve captivated my entire heart,
just by standing there.

You’re so tiny and petite,
Wrapped up in a little bow.
Your smile’s so bright and happy,
Giving you a warming glow.

You make me laugh so hard,
with your humor and your witt.
I keep on laughing, crying,
until my sides have split.

There’s so much I want to say,
that words can not convey.
You see my faults are many,
and love me anyway.

What gentleness I’ve found in you,
That moves me to the core.
Your love for cats is genuine,
for no one loves them more.

You love the Almighty God,
with all your heart and soul.
Pleasing Him in all you do,
Is your only goal.

The very thought of you,
Moves me me strongly still.
I’ve been with you these 6 years,
And have yet to get my fill.

Wanting you more and more each day,
That comes with rising sun.
Makes me feel as if our love,
Has barely just begun.

So as we wait here for the Lord,
To come and take us home,
We have each others love to share,
Until He says, Shalom!

Love,
Your Husband