Happy Hump Day! Although, here at the ol’ Triple As, it’s more like Brain Dump Day. Here’s what’s on my mind today, in no particular order:
- Twitter. Yes, I am aware of the fact that I am really, really, really late to this party, but I only just recently decided that I am capable of The Twitter. I’ve actually had an account since 2009 (before I even started BLOGGING, y’all!), but every time I got on, it was totally confusing, so I stayed away. I’m not even sure why I came back to it for the 83rd time, but all of a sudden I love it! So. Come be my Twitter friend. I’m @PahlaB and I’m sure you know more about Twittering than I do.
- Follow to unfollow. I’ve totally seen this before and I’ve heard about it from others, but for some reason it’s really bugging me right now. Maybe it’s because I’m trying to be a more active member on a couple of different social media lately that I’m really noticing it. It’s so rude! Call me old-fashioned, but when I follow somebody on any platform – blogging, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – I’m actually interested in what they are posting. I’m truly looking to make a connection and join a conversation. That’s my social media “strategy,” which I guess explains why I don’t have 20K followers. Ha!
- OMG, but I do have 1,000 followers on my YouTube channel! I know that’s small potatoes for a lot of people, but I squealed like a little girl when I hit that milestone last week.
- Operation Racing Weight is hitting a snag. So, I’ve been making some changes lately to the way I’m eating, trying to work on my resolution/goal/whatever you want to call it where I remove the weight I put on while dealing with anemia. And the eating part has been going really well! I’ve lost a few pounds and I’m feeling really energetic all day. But, oh, man! The running part suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks. Like, yesterday I was barely across the street before I was sucking wind and wondering when I could be done. So very not bueno. I’m tinkering with the fuel this week to see if I can figure out what works for me. This topic deserves a full post, so once I get a handle on things, I’ll tell you more about what I’m tweaking.
- Homecoming. This week is Winter Homecoming at my kids’ school, which is wrapping me up in bigger knots than I’d like to admit. The dance is on Saturday and it’s a Sadie Hawkins, which meant that I was on pins and needles last week waiting for the girls that my boys have crushes on to ask them. I seriously don’t know how mothers of girls get through this. Thankfully, that part all worked out, and now we are on to the choosing of outfits and buying of corsages. We were on Google images for hours last night looking for ideas. Yes, I’m overthinking the flowers. You should not be surprised by this.
- And finally, there’s this name I’m trying to remember. There’s this kid that Big Boy went to elementary school with that I was thinking about the other day. Like, a passing thought. Nothing important at all, except for the fact that I can’t come up with his name. I can see his face clear as day, I can remember the mom’s name and lots of other details about the family, but that name is eluding me and it’s driving me nuts! Of course I could drag out any number of old school pictures (they were in class together several times over the years), but I am determined to come up with it on my own. No matter how long it takes. I was kind of hoping that typing this out would jog up some sort of memory, but still no. Dang!