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August 31, 2011

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thank you thank you thank you :)

Anna, BTW, I have a BUNCH of yarn, I used to be an avid knitter, but I've sort of moved on to sewing.. you are welcome to it!

Also, there is a lady way north of Rochester who raises sheep and sells the yarn, she has an annual festival which is coming up, lmk if you are interested in going, i may want to head up there: http://www.sheepstuff.com/Festival.html

This is just what I needed today. Thank you.

I am going to echo Margosita's sentiments, definitely needed this and thanks for sharing it. I need to remind myself of this--more and more often, it seems.

My coworker and I were just talking about how we would like to spend less time on the internet. I am leaning toward taking a long break from Twitter and Facebook, cold turkey, while she is taking a more measured approach--"is this going to bring me pleasure or make me happy?"--and if the answer is no, why waste the time when there's so much to experience.

i love this. i love anne lamott - she was a significant person in my return to writing and really, in my desire to write and the belief that it was valuable at all. i, too, have those same struggles - and sometimes (most of the time), i decide that it's better to nurture my soul than to may a little extra on that bill. will we actually be free and living the "good" life someday, or will we just be subject to different bills and different stories? i was reading your post about returning from kenya and being paralyzed by the tiny choices - i did volunteer work in haiti once and when i came back, i remember standing in the frozen aisle at kroger and i had a total meltdown over picking waffles. i get it. that same experience is deeply intertwined with this. sometimes, we have to shut off. sometimes, we have to tune out. i think we also feel like we have to go extremely one way or the other - like, taking less time on facebook isn't okay, we have to completely shut it off and deactivate our accounts and tell everyone that we're doing it, and by the time all is said and done, we feel no more satisfied. it reminds me to slow down and to take little sips, small movement, letting myself be cocooned. i really enjoy your blog.

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