Don't you love when you have one of those "just, duh" moments? I do.
Scrolling through Pinterest just now, I realized (again, yes again) that I don't have to continue doing something just because at some point I made a habit out of whatever it was. I know this is just about the most obvious thing, but I have to remind myself of these things. Once I finally start doing something, I have to really talk myself into changing my ways.
So Real Simple, it's been fun (wait, has it been? maybe it was at some point...), but your pins are some that I scroll through without even registering, so it's time we parted pin-ny ways. We might meet again someday, but, well, most likely we won't.
Scrolling, though, has become the story of my nonwork online-ness of the moment. Checking in to fb when I get home? Scroll, scroll, scroll. Looking at Pinterest every couple of days when I remember to check it? Yep, more scrolling. Well, scrolling and bookmarking. And now my list of articles to read is 963 items long. Oh. Yep.
I have recently been fantasizing about saying "see ya" to Facebook. I love it for finding new articles to read, but, well, see the above ridiculous number of articles I plan to one day read. I look at it once a day (at least) still, but I'm just kind of scrolling through the posts, liking a post here and there, sharing a something-or-other once in a while, realizing I don't really communicate with others through fb too often, and ending up feeling like all of that, while taking only a tiny bit of effort, is taking up too much time.
I'm thinking, though, that if I break up with fb, I might want to consider texting as a way to keep in touch with the two or so people I send messages to on fb.
Ah, the things that can clutter up my mind when I'm taking a my-mind-is-exhausted break from work. Deep thoughts, I know.
In the meantime, I have been making some progress in making my way through Smitten Kitchen finally. I think it's been on my to-read blogs list for, um, five-plus years (yeeaah). I'm two years in (I read from the beginning of blogs and work my way up to the most recent posts) and it took me about a year-and-a-half's worth of posts to really hit a groove with the blog. At this point, I'm adding about a million new recipes to my were-I-a-domestic-being-I'd-make-these-things recipe folders. One day.