Friday, June 1, 2012

Random thoughts and a recipe...

 Lots of fun and exciting things going on in my life…however, I’ve been overwhelmed with social media and how to find balance in dealing with it on a daily basis.

Since the first part of the year, I joined facebook and I have found out real quick, it is much easier to do a quick “status update” to let people know what is going on in your life, or to quickly upload a photo to share than it is to do an actual blog post.  AND facebook is awesome that you can just click on “Like” if you don’t have time to comment and the person knows that you read and saw what they posted.  

(I really wish everything in life had a “Like” button!!!!) 

However, I just LOVE blogging, but I think my real dilemma has been my recent acquiring of my iPhone.  With having an iPhone, it means I’m not connected at the hip to my PC to be able to access the internet and the things that I enjoy like blogging, facebook, photo a day challenge, etc…HOWEVER, it puts me in a quandary as I have been taking many photos with my iPhone (since I always have it with me and I don’t always have my camera) and then it makes it hard to decide what to blog about, how to incorporate my cell phone AND camera photos and so rather than try to figure things out, I have been a real slacker in my blogging.  (facebook is just plain EASIER to keep up and I love seeing what is going on in everyone’s lives and it just takes a few moments a day for that).

I do have to say that I LOVE my iPhone 
for being able to keep in contact with 
the love of my life all throughout the day!!  
I have been giving things a lot of thought and decided that I’m going to do a series of posts these next few days that are mostly photos (our yard, kids school events, family outings, etc…), so I have them for my journal and also share the photos I have been uploading to a group of 365 Day Photo challenge, where you take a meaningful photo each day to share  
AND then brace yourselves… 
Next week I am going to be starting our 2012  
“Three Months of no major shopping" 
"Kimmie in Real Life" 
I thought it was funny that Jade brought this up to me on the last day of school if we were going to be doing this again this year as he commented that he LOVED when we do this each summer.
Since I’m not working this summer I thought, this would be a great thing to do again and since we have had to tighten our belts to make it without my income, instead of taking our food money to pay off debt, we will actually either save it away or use it to go on one or two FUN 4 day weekend trips each month of summer vacation! 

We’ll see if I can actually keep up this summer! 
Here’s a yummy cookie recipe to enjoy
until my next post!
 (we've been living on these this week!) 

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick)
2 cups flour (I used 1 cup wheat and 1 cup unbleached flour)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Beat together first 4 ingredients
Add in milk and eggs and beat well
Mix in rest of ingredients until mixed together well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookied sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks. Makes 3 dozen cookies 

(Very hearty and fairly healthy cookie that is really great energy as well!  
They actually make a great breakfast with a boiled egg!)


Valerie said...

The cookies look yummy~ I can never get oatmeal cookies to turn out, I think I must be missing the "oatmeal cookie making gene". :)
I've been a blog slacker too...I agree with everything you said about all the social media options.
Looking forward to your "Kimmie in Real Life"'re amazing!!!

Devon. Kelcie. Ashlyn said...

Facebook is really awesome. Personally, my facebook friends and blog friends are different, the ones who read my blog see a different side of me, at least more of me :)

Thank you for saying cookies are ok for breakfast :)

Connie said...


Connie said...

Actually I do like - your beautiful picture of the flower, your recipe, and your thoughts about Facebook and saving time by updating your status, especially from your iPhone! I was just thinking the other day about your no shopping meals. I'm excited to see what you'll be doing this year! You're an inspiration!