Leslie: "Why aren't you on Facebook?"
me: "Huh? Are YOU on Facebook?"
Leslie: "Yeah. EVERYONE is! Darla, Ann, both Ginas..."
It turns out my friends have been partying without me...
Now, it just so happens I had been thinking about getting on Facebook for a couple of weeks. My friend Kim had sent in invitation asking me to join so I could see her pictures and know what was going on with her now that she's moved farther away and we never see each other.
I first said no...no way! It's tough enough chiseling out time for this blog! I've caught glimpses of my kids' Facebook pages (before they're minimized!) and they looked pretty intricate, as in complicated. Like work. Like time spent 'fixing' it up. Time I should use working on all the things I put off doing while I blog (see "Procrastination").
On top of all of that, I remember when Tommy first joined Facebook - it was just for college kids. He complained when it was opened up to high schoolers, and now Kendall is always complaining about the "old" people trying to act like kids on Facebook.
But then I kept thinking about it and thought, well, why not? I realized it would be about the only way to stay in touch with Kim, and who says it's just for 'kids' anymore?
Unfortunately, that's as far as I had gotten with the decision until I talked to Leslie last night. She inspired me to ignore the still-decorated Christmas tree standing next to the computer and just do it. After all, I had already scratched something important off my to-do list - I finally registered for my class.
It was easier than I thought it would be - and I already knew a LOT of people! Kim's invitation was there waiting for me, like a housewarming gift. I've had people write on my "wall" and send me messages and I don't feel like such a wallflower anymore. I still haven't figured it all out or completed all of my "favorites" lists, but all in due time...just like the Christmas tree and decorations...