Do We Call People Piehead?

That's one of the questions my son with autism asks me. Um, no, no we don't. But we DO try to look at how we spend our time, and hopefully not lie with a pie graph.  

This has been a tough week because one of my sons was sick at home for 4 days AND my husband was away AND my other son still needed to get to all kinds of places.  I missed a dentist appointment, a haircut, and a band concert.  

A chance comment by Mary on someone else's blog made me think.  Also, something someone posted in the Maida Dolls group made me look at the way I'm spending my time.  

After thinking about this, I'm going to make the "time spent online" time decrease and the "time spent making art" increase.  Other things in life have and are increasing - like case management for my child with autism and I haven't acknowledged that fully.  I'm also trying to live more healthfully, and that takes time, too.  

So art-making time has taken a hit, when really online time should be taking that hit. That needs to flip-flop. 

Dixie Redmond


Judi Hunziker said...

Good post DIxie. I spend about two hours through out the day online checking in on my favorites list to keep in touch with the outside world. It is a tool I never had growing up, back then it was listening to radio shows, reading magazines and books and talking on the telephone or heaven forbid, writing letter not e-mail. It is so easy to get caught up in the world of the internet. We wonder why children of today can't stay away from video games, it is essentially the same emotional fix. It is a way of connecting to others with each person connecting for many different reasons whether it be personal or professional. The means of ommunication has changed so much in just one generation.

Thank you for listening to me rant, :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Dixie, I totally can relate, I spend so much time on the internet- pinterest, facebook, doll groups....and then there are the magazines of course, and blogs, I truthfully spend more time on these than I do creating, I need to make a change. Nice to feel, I'm not alone.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Great post, Dixie. I too was spending too much time on the internet, especially with social networking. I decided to leave Facebook back in January and limit my time on the computer. I got back to basics and simplified. It's the best thing I've done in a long time. As wonderful as the internet is, it can suck the life out of us if we're not careful.

Anonymous said...

I'm having to agree with you Dixie, you have always been a great teacher, always! Thanks for the post and I wish you the very best with your family and creative journey. I left a question for you in group, and well, you've answered it here without knowing, and at the same time have been a blessing to me...without even knowing it. Your words are resonating through my body. Take care my friend.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden