Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A New Point of View

A few days ago, I walked out of my house to get in my car to drive to work, only to discover that one of my beloved cats had been the victim of a hit and run. Ronnie and I don't live near a busy highway, but sometimes people treat our little country road like a raceway. Unfortunately, our Momma Cat, yes that was her name... creative I know, was coming home for breakfast at just the wrong time. Ronnie and I were devastated. I spent the next hour crying while Ronnie dug a grave and made her a sign, "To Momma Cat. The Best Freakin' Cat Ever." I reluctantly pulled myself together, dabbed on a little extra make up and headed to work.

Normally, when events happen in our lives, one thing that we normally do is post it on Facebook or Twitter. For some reason, when I got to work and sat down at my computer, I had no desire whatsoever to post this tragic event for the masses to see. I didn't want people that I have only met once or twice or one of my random 266 friends to tell me they were sorry. Many of them don't really know me and they didn't know Momma Cat. And so, this began a series of thoughts for me about Facebook. While it is an excellent resource to keep up with old friends and high school buddies, I don't want it to be the place that I post intimate events in my life. I know that I have been hurt a few times when I have found out news via Facebook about close friends or relatives instead of via telephone or face-to-face. And after a confirmation from a close friend of mine last Sunday about how she had given up Facebook to pursue the blog world more exclusively, I decided I would venture this way as well (not necessarily to give up Facebook altogether, but to delve into a different outlet to share our thoughts).

Now, I realize that this is public and "the world" can see what we write. But, I feel that this will be a more intimate place for Ronnie and I to post what is going on in our lives for our friends and family and for our own recollection one day. And so, Ronnie and I would like to say hello to the blog world and hello to our friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy keeping up with us via our blog. We are excited to post all that is going on in our lives... which right now consists mainly of gardening, cooking, soon-to-be more crafting, canning, and learning more about ourselves and each other everyday.

So, sit back, put on your reading glasses (Mom ;)) and enjoy!

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