How do all of you with outside the home jobs keep up with real life and keep a presence online? Last week was a fun one for me, but subbing all four school days made the idea of coming online a wee bit daunting. Yep, I guess I'm one of those all-or-nothing kind of people, because every time I started to sit down at the computer in the evenings, I would get discouraged because I didn't think I had time to do everything. If I could find a picture to share and start writing a blog post, then how long would I have left to check everybody's FaceBook status? If I started catching up on everyone's blogs, would I end up just leaving comments on one or two and neglecting the rest? If I had something to post in a Lampwork Etc. show and tell (which I didn't, btw), then shouldn't I make sure the blog was updated so people would be enticed to click the link and come visit? Can you say "puppy dog chasing its own tail round and round and round"??
So, that was my week, and again, I have to say those of you who work outside the home and work online have my admiration!
Now, it's Monday morning catch-up for me. I do want to mention the Zachary Cruz story again, just as a reminder that we can all still pitch in to help the family of the almost-but-never-6 year old Zachary in their time of loss. If you haven't run across this story, here's the website dedicated to this "explorer for hire". (Thanks, Mona, for the heads up on the story.) You can leave a word of sympathy for the family or donate money to help with his funeral expenses. A lot of sellers on Etsy donated items from their shops to the Zachary Fund, and Marcy posted this link to those sellers. Every thought counts to those heartbroken parents, ya know? I'm going to go donate right now-- I thought I'd really dropped the ball by not doing so right away, instead of adding it to my to-do list. It's not too late, though, and I hope you'll join me if you haven't already.
May each of you have a Monday full of good things-- good health, good hugs from your family, good food on your plate, and good thoughts to keep your mind happy!