Monday, March 14, 2011

A little bit of randomness....

I am absolutely fascinated by all of the things Blogger/Google has come up with to make blogging and reading blogs more easier!!

It wasn't until after the Annoyed Army Wife asked me to guest post that I even knew you could schedule a post for later! At the time, I was actually still using the old post editor for Blogger, I didn't realize that they had updated it! I'm  still getting used to the new one, while basically the same, my computer is slow so it doesn't connect to the tools as easily as it should ( I feel) and for some reason has a problem making the double space in between my paragraphs. Go figure :)

You know another dilemma I've been having?? Too many blogs to read!! When I re-started blogging again, I thought I was going to have to cut down on my reading list. I honestly don't have the time to sit on the computer blogging all day. I mean...you all know, I have two very small children who are pretty time consuming, not to mention the fact that I have a pretty busy real-life out side of the three of us...there are playdates, and lunches with friends, shopping and taking care of the house, boat activities and church activities. And then, when I get a little free time to myself there is book club and my sanity in life...sewing/crafting.

I try to reserve my computer time for nap time, and then at night after bedtime. And then that whole "scaling down" my blog reading list flew out the window because...well there really are just too many good bloggers out there that I enjoy reading! I was accessing all of my must reads through my own blog...but that was getting confusing and time consuming. So what did I find last night??

Google Reader!!! HOLY A BLOG READER THAT ACTS LIKE AN EMAIL SYSTEM! Seriously....you'd think it was the best thing since sliced bread! ( I know...I've obviously been living in a cave!) All of the blog updates you follow get sent to the reader and once your read their new entry it takes it off the list! HELLO! Thank you for making my life much easier!! Now if only there was an automatic commenting  program... :)

Another, more serious topic, that has been on my mind a lot this weekend, is the devastation in Japan. I'll be honest and say when I first heard about it, I didn't pay it much heed. The kids were running around like crazy, and I had a schedule to keep, yo! When I finally got a chance to sit down and actually take in what had happened over there...I don't know....I was completely shocked. I know of a family stationed there ( they are safe, thank the Lord) not super well, but it put a more personal spin on it. But aside from that....I'm not entirely sure why, but this disaster has been something that has really stirred me...I have a desire to help in some way that I haven't in any of the recent tragic events around the world, including Haiti. Does that make me horrible, or what?

I've said many a prayer for those  people over there, and donated to my church from a list of things they said they needed for humanitarian boxes....but I feel compelled to do more, and I'm really note sure what yet...

Anyway...lots of randomness today! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

4 thoughts:

Katrina said...

Jen it was good talking to you this morning. It sounds like all is going well there and that is awesome. I am so glad you are happy to be back home and the kids are doing well, and even happy to know that L still misses us... we love them so much and miss you lots. Just like we miss the others in our families far away. Have a good week. Love ya

McDancer said...

I hear you on trimming down the list. Every time I try to, I end up adding more! Glad you've crossed over to the conveniences of updated blogger/reader :)

housewife said...

still using the old editor....do u live in a closet:) an outdated, cluttered, and closed closet:P

chambanachik said...

Google Reader is the best!