Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oh Facebook where art thou...

I decided to take a sabbatical from Facebook 6 weeks ago. I had been wanting to get rid of it for awhile but kept coming up with excuses to keep it....Finally I needed something to give up for Lent...I'm not Catholic but Jorge is so every year I give something up for 40 days. Its not always easy but I like the challenge. So I decided it was a great excuse to get rid of Facebook. I figured if nothing else it would be a nice break. After the 40 days I could open it back up or I could keep it closed.
I LOVE not having facebook, I feel like I get so much more done around the house... I spend more quality time with Gabe... and when Jorge is home I feel like a better wife. Of course I have missed it to though. I miss seeing what everyone is up to, seeing pictures of new babies that have been born. I am always hearing my friends say..."WELL, if you were on FB you would know that...".
Its freeing and I am so conflicted on whether or not to re-open it... I guess I could open it and then stop anytime I needed a break..or I could just get on and say HI! and then jump off lol. 

So I decided to open it back up..but I am going to have better control and if I can't then its bye bye FB once again...:o)

Live Below the Line

This is a challenge I would love to take on. The problem is that I don't think that I could do it in a healthy way being pregnant. Not that people, even pregnant people, in poverty have a choice... But maybe some of you would like to take on the challenge.

May 16th people all over the world will eat under $1.50 a day, that means even whatever is in your house can only add up to $1.50 for the entire day!!

I'm thinking Ramen and water...?

They will do this for 5 days! This is to help give people a perspective of what it is like to live in serious poverty. The economy is not so good over here right now...but I am sure everyone is still eating just fine... pizza for dinner...eggs and bacon for breakfast? We really can't complain right?

In the meantime if you join this cause you will also be raising money, you can find out more about that on the website. 

Maybe right now you will just want to do the challenge of eating for under $1.50 and after you see how horrible it really is you will make your own donation. 

I hope you will take on this challenge...and I will do all that I can to suppport you if you choose too!! 
Good Luck!!