Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hiatus from Facebook Productive So Far

I don't normally buy quilt kits or do blocks of the month projects but I liked the look of this one and it benefits St. Jude's Hospital. Not the colors that would go in my house but I can give it to a niece.  Finished the first two blocks today. More next month on this project.

Finished the first sock in this color. Size 0 needles!!  They were going to be for me but they are too big.  They fit my husband perfectly but I doubt I could get him to wear socks with any shade of mauve in them. He'll see it as pink.  So I'll give them to a bigger footed female friend.  Plan on starting the second tonight.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Facebook the Time Sucking Vacuum

You might be seeing more quilting and knitting projects out of me in the near future.  I'm taking a hiatus from the time sucking vacuum that is Facebook.  I usually give it up 40 days for Lent.  Well Lent came a little early this year for me.  I'm giving God 11 extra days. Consider it a bonus God and I would like extra credit for this please :)

The other day I was looking at my Facebook feed and realizing the sheer nonsense of it all.  It was depressing.  I vaguely remember when Facebook used to be fun and when the witty banter back and forth between actual friends would have you laughing so hard, you had tears in your eyes.  That was a long time ago.  Now my Facebook feed is nothing but agenda driven drivel.  Judging by the reaction I'm getting, you'd think I were giving up running water, electricity or shaving my legs.

So for 51 days, this is what I'm giving up:  
Pro-organic, gluten free, non-GMO jabber,
Anti-fracking babble,
Anti-Patriots/Anti-Seahawks hot air (because I still don't care about Tom Brady or his balls!)
Anti-vaccine propaganda,
Passive Aggressive Aggravation (Don't tell us, we'll just guess :))
Pro-pitbull babble,
Unsolicited medical advice,
Pseudo-inspirational nonsense,
Two cents worth of life style tip for self proclaimed gurus,
Never ending game requests,
Attention seeking drama queens,
Free to be a bird or a bee blather,
Save the feral cats folly,
Wild horse rescue hog wash,
Anti-religion rancor,
Anti-big pharmaceutical prattle, ,
Conspiracy theories galore and finally last but not least.....anti-Obama loathing!!

Yes  I know we're screwed but fifty plus daily reminders of the country's collective misery is just too much to have to scroll through while having my morning tea and planning my day.  Too much knowledge of current events is worse for my health than the non-organic banana I'm eating for breakfast.  And since I'm just a housewife and building a bunker is not on my list of things to do for today, I'm turning off Facebook and heading up to my sewing room.  Peace out!

Sunday, February 8, 2015