Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Will I Survive?!?!!??!?

Soooooo.....I'm not Catholic and I really have NO idea what "Lent" is, but I saw everyone's Facebook status updates last night on what they were giving up for Lent. And I said to myself, "Self, I want to give up something this year!" So, then I started thinking about what I should give up. This usually wouldn't be hard to do, because I would've said chocolate, or junk food, or fast food, or caffeine...HOWEVER, I've already given all that up due to kidney stones and my latest "get ready for a swimsuit" workout plan!, what could I give up?? And then it struck me....FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!! I spend wayyyyyyy too much time on Facebook each day. Totally ridiculous. I mean, I have a husband, 2 kids, a full time job, and an off-line social life! It's just plain stupid to spend so much time stalking people on Facebook! :)

I was so excited about it last night....and then I woke up. haha! Usually one of the first things I do when I get to work is check my Facebook. I like to see what people are doing, talking about, and what pictures they have posted (since the last time I checked...about 12 hours earlier-because I was sleeping!)So, when I woke up this morning the reality hit me. Um....I won't be able to get on Facebook for 45 days?!!??!?!?!!??!?!? Will I really survive those 45 days without updating my status every 5 minutes, uploading pictures (Spring Break, HELLO!!!), stalking my friends, chatting, and the biggest....maintaining Co-Lin's Facebook page!!! Yes, as the student recruiter, one of my job duties is to maintain our Facebook page. Thank the Lord that I have recently assigned 2 other people as admins on that page, so I'll just get them to keep up with it until April! Yeah, I'm going to do this right! :)

So, I guess for the next 45 days yall can check my blog to see what's going on in my life...and I'll definitley be "blog-stalking" more than usual!



  1. I gave up facebook last year for Lent. I only did it for 40 days bc lent only goes until Palm Sunday(the Sun before Easter). I also had a 40 day journey in a book that was about fasting and such. It was amazing. After about a week or so the want and urge to get on was no longer there and after 40 days and then getting back on I actually felt Dirty! It was so so so worth it! Good luck with it. God stretched me a lot during that time and I hope and pray you will have the same experience.

  2. Tonya, just keep up with your blog because I love to stalk you and your precious family on here!

  3. love it :) You will do great! It's hard i know...I am also (an ocassional) facebook stalker. It was much more when I had an office job so I can sympathize!! I am giving up Chocolate for lent. I grew up Methodist so ask me about it sometime & I'll try to explain (the little bit I know!)