On the home-selling front, no house showings in almost 2 weeks! That’s not good (except that I haven’t had to create the dreaded Fake House in awhile). Apparently, potential home-buyers in Kentucky are super-scared of snow/slush/cold. I had a micro-second where I started to worry about selling our house before we move in April. But then I remembered that worrying wouldn’t make my house sell any faster. So, I went about my day trusting God would send the right buyer at the right time.
On a personal note, I’ve decided to stop using my cell phone altogether in my car after watching this. (if you are receiving this by e-mail, you’ll need to click over to the blog to see it)
Our high school tried to book this girl to speak to our students, but was she was unavailable the rest of the year. Instead, the principal asked that we view this video with our teens and discuss distracted driving with them.
I’ve never been one to text and drive, but I do keep my phone near me and look at emails and texts at red lights or while moving slowly through carpool. I also sometimes make calls or answer my phone. After reading her story (and a few others on the Dept of Transportation website), I’m convinced it’s just as dangerous as drinking and driving.
From henceforth, my phone stays in my purse untouched, until I am parked. If I expect my kids (one of whom will be driving NEXT MONTH!!!) to stay off their phones in the car, I should lead by example.
(Ironically, it was my oldest who showed the most concern for this change. “WHAT IF IT’S AN EMERGENCY AND WE NEEEEEEEEEED YOU??????” I reminded her that a few years ago I didn’t even carry my cell phone all the time and rarely took it out of my purse. We’d all survive. I promise.)
Also, in the true spirit of becoming less dependent on technology, I will be powering down completely on the weekends. (I schedule these posts ahead of time, so I’m actually off line as you read this) If you leave me a comment or send an email, I will not see it until Monday.
We’ll all survive…I promise.
Enjoy this week’s links and see you Monday!
Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids, by Rachel Anne Ridge. TEARS!!! I wish I would have written this, except I’m not quite to the point where I can speak with such confidence. Some day when my kids are grown and everyone turns out okay, I will be back to write this post. In the mean time, read her version.
Hey Mom of Teenagers, You are Doing a Great Job, by Rachel Ann Ridge. So, I am new to Rachel’s blog and started clicking around. She’s been a blogger since the stone-ages, when blogs came etched on stone plates (2006). I don’t know how I never happened upon her before. Anyway, I couldn’t decide which post I liked better for linking purposes, so I just decided to link to both.
All The Life-Changing Thoughts, by Blythe at The Fike Life This is your weekly, “Too much internet/screen time/social media is bad for you” post, in a light-hearted, contemplative, rambling sort of way. This is a mom who is pregnant with her 6th baby, so I’m all, “WHEN does she actually get to be on social media???” (Thank you, Sarah from Clover Lane for sharing this with me.)
An Incredible Reminder of How Short Life Really Is, by Donald Miller . What would you do if you only had 100 years to live? Be sure to watch the 2 minute video in this one.