I had this well thought out post when I sat down and now I can't remember it.
Maybe because when I first turned on the computer I saw that several of the people I found earlier in the day on Facebook had responded that they want to be my friend.
Have you heard of it?
I signed up almost a year ago when someone sent me an invitation. Since then, I've logged in once every few months to accept invitations from long-lost friends to reconnect. But I haven't really spent much time with it, because I spend far too much time as it is on the computer.
(Or so Charlie says.)
I logged on to Facebook for the first time in three months and accepted several friend invitations. Or whatever you call them. And I ignored several friend requests from people that I have absolutely no idea who they are. Maybe they have me confused with someone else? And I looked at all these crazy requests I've received for ... Lil Green Patch? Nicest Person? Ice cream madness? Star Wars? Sweetest Person? Give me a hug? Give me a cupcake? Give me a zombie?
And in the midst of all that, I noticed that my niece, Janine, had written to me.
My niece that I haven't seen or spoken to in at least two years.
So I click over to her Facebook page and I see that she is connected with several of my other nieces who are also on Facebook. And so, I send them invitations to be my friend. And then, just out of curiosity, I decide to search and see who else might be on Facebook that I know.
And almost every one that I looked for, I found.
There were two of my four sisters. Three of my college professors. Almost half of my 23 nieces and nephews. And my very first boyfriend who I dated all through highschool and for two years of college. Through the beauty that is Facebook, I found out that my highschool's 20-year reunion is the last week of July.
I sure hope my neck is healed by then because showing up in a brace would be so uncool.
This to me, is what is so great about the internet. Sitting in the comfort of my living room in my pajamas, in a single morning, I can almost instantly connect with people that have touched my life. And just when I'm getting in to it - I will look at my watch and notice that almost THREE HOURS have slipped past while I was checking in on Alice. And Lucy. And Emily. And Eileen.
And my 17-year old niece Mary has over five hundred friends?
Does my brother know that his daughter has befriended so many people?!
So, that might be the last time I log on to Facebook for the next three months because I just don't have the time. With whatever computer time I have, I need to be recording for posterity William wearing his soccer shin guards to church tonight over his pants because last week, a boy kicked him and he wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.
I need to write about Elizabeth telling me that while she was at church - she heard God whisper in her ear that He is taking good care of Molly. And that Molly loves her very, very much.
I need to record that although I tell the children every night when I tuck them in to bed that God sent them to me ... tonight, Carolyn felt compelled to tell me that No, God sent ME to HER. And also? Could she please get up for a very small minute and have some ice cream?
Okay, enough about posterity.
While I was writing this post, Charlie decided to check out Facebook. He is going crazy sitting behind me yelling out that he has just found guys that he hasn't spoken with in over 20 years. People from his trip to New Zealand!!
And college roommates!!
And oh man. Where's his HAIR?!
He set up an account less than 20 minutes ago and already, he's sent out 30 friend requests. Now something tells me my husband might be spending more time on the computer than me from this point on. At the rate he is going, he might soon have more friends than me.
And that simply won't do.