Friday, April 30, 2010

Purging

Today I went through my long list of blogs and dumped quite a few.  I never "followed" any (except my mom's) but had about 20 in my 'favorites' that I would check from time to time.  I am quite picky about the blogs I read-
they need to have pretty pictures
they need to have decent sized text
they need to be written with humor, sass, and intelligence
if the blog has references to Jesus every paragraph I can't read it
if the blog has frequent misspellings or grammar issues, I can't read it
if the blogger is whiney constantly, I can't read it
and if the blogger posts only once a week, I grow bored.
I started out reading wedding porn (Uh, I mean blogs).  They are filled with beautiful pictures and wonderful ideas.  I limited myself to thrifty types- ones that said they were having a wedding on a budget or do-it-yourself weddings.  These were more fun anyway since most of the goodies they had were within my reach.  Not that I needed them to be in my reach, since I am not engaged.
I deleted quite a few of these blogs, though, when I realized that a "budget wedding" could mean anything, depending on the budget.  I kept the weddings that were aiming for under $5,000.
The problem is, I started planning an imaginary wedding in my head!  I even saved some images.


and


(the last is because silly boyfriend keeps mentioning weddings on his friend's winery property)

Anyway, I realized how dumb this is!  I was planning an imaginary party!  I even felt a bit of "ohNO!" in my gut right now when I realized that I don't know where that top dress image came from (what if that is the dress I really want?) sheesh.

So, I stopped  reading them, because that is the best way, really, to cut off an addiction cold turkey.  I do still Keep up with Cupcake tho, she's a fun and sassy girl.
     Now, I have moved onto witchy and homey blogs.  You can see them in the sidebar, of what blogs I read.  I find myself very envious of the people who have acres to plant herbs and vegies, and the energy to tend and harvest said plants.  I want to make my own lotions and tinctures.  I want to grow chamomile and nettles (what are they anyway?).  I want to pick my dinner and have time and energy to prepare it.
Anyone have a farm to lend me?
But, I suppose, when I start having sleepless nights because I am coveting another woman's homestead, I might have to quit the blogs too.  Do they have a blogs anonymous?

3 comments:

Her Mom said...

So maybe you should buy one of those kids' wading pools (like the Bailey pool), fill it with soil and plant the plants you need for your potions and oils. You wouldn't need a lot of space, it shouldn't require weeding (unless the birds decide to help you plant), and it could be easily watered.

Would Blogs Anonymous qualify as a BA?

K said...

Hey! excellent idea. I'll see if the boss of the house says ok- If not, he has an empty bricked planter he might let me use because he has had no luck with anything in it.

Sistertex said...

I have to agree with you, blogs can be quite addicting. I read a variety of blogs, none of them are quite the same.

I need a variety!