Blogaholic? Me?

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Uh oh. It has happened. Blogging (and twittering) have now gotten in the way of my real life. Wait, I have a real life, right? I mean my real life did not get up and pack it’s bags while I was banging the keyboard, right?

This could be a problem folks. I may need help.

Here are a few conversations that have taken place in my house lately:

Danny: mom, you are obsessed with blogs.

Me: NO I AM NOT! (the classic doth protest too much response, how cliché).

Gary: I need to say this. I think your personal hygiene has gone down the tubes since you started blogging

Me: What? Are you crazy?

Gary: Let’s see, whenever I call during the day you tell me you haven’t showered yet. The other day I came home from work and you were still in your walking clothes and did not shower till midnight.

Me: Um, in my defense I never get into bed without showering.

Gary: And you did use the sentence, “I don’t remember the last time I washed my hair” the other day.

Me: Alright. Maybe I did say that but I did not mean like it was weeks or anything.

Come to think of it my nails do look like they could be in fashion if I were a rich young thang. And perhaps the fact that I still had sweats on at 3PM AND they were on inside out could all be signs of, what shall I say, a little personal neglect of sorts.

But I have been working at home for years. And have kids for almost 20 of those years (yikes, hard to say that one outloud). I have always spent a ridiculous amount of time in my subterranean office cocoon affectionately known as the command center. I have over-volunteered and fallen victim to the sandwich generation woes many times while working full time, taking care of a family and a home and still was able to take a shower in a timely fashion.

So, what makes the blogging piece the culprit? 

Suggestions, please? I need to be rehabilitated.

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3 responses to “Blogaholic? Me?

  1. Well, at least you still have a real life for blogging to get in the way of. Real life?? What’s that??

  2. You have a blank check to do/be/ whomever you want to and wear sweats til….wait, midnight?!
    Okay, that’s a bit extreme.
    But like I said, you have a blank….

  3. I came across a 12-step program that might help you:

    12 Step Recovery Program For Web Addicts

    1. I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web.
    2. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.
    3. I will get dressed before noon.
    4. I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.
    5. I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.
    6. I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.
    7. I will read a book… if I still remember how.
    8. I will listen to those around me about their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.
    9. I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.
    10. I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.
    11. I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web.
    12. Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime… and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

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