A Cinnamon Roll Morning…

Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Do not ask me why I felt I had to pop out of bed this morning at 5 AM… It just shouldn’t happen; however, I have thoroughly enjoyed my blissful morning of quiet solitude. A fresh pot of coffee and piping hot cinnamon rolls straight from the oven, some blog reading, and a little chat with the girls in my blogging buddy group. All this while getting two loads of laundry finished!

Trader Joe's Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are from one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe’s, and they are DELICIOUS! If you don’t have the time nor inclination to bake your own, Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls are a fabulous alternative.

I feel like I can tackle anything today, as though I will get a lot accomplished. And the Lord knows, I have a lot on my plate right now. I am still trying to get some sort of support out of Christopher. It is unbelievable how much work (and even money) it costs to get this all handled. Grrr… Back to more pleasant thoughts…

BlogHer hosts NaBloPoMo each month. It is where you publish a blog post every day for one month. This months theme is, Connect. Today they asked this question:

Do you think you still spend the same amount of time connecting in the face-to-face world now that socializing is so easy online?

I started think of all the ways in which I connect with people, and realized that over the years, the forms of connection are in a continual state of flux. As you grow-up and go to school you are in a seemingly constant face-to-face connection (sometimes to your chagrin), Then you move onto the hormonal stage of connection where face-to-face turns lip-to-lip. And along come children… and your entire form of connection changes again.

This picture was taken 16-years ago today - July 3, 1997

Kirk and Rory – This picture was taken 16-years ago today – July 3, 1997

When children come into the picture, life connections turn more inward bound–toward your family and home. Life becomes so busy. You have to really make an effort to step outside and have “friend time”. Then the children go off to school, and you go off to Starbucks with the moms after drop-off for a cup o’ joe and a return to face-to-face connections. More up close connecting takes charge of your schedule as you take the kiddies to swimming lessons, little league baseball, soccer, or ballet. And then they hit high school, where your connections are put on the chopping block, but you manage to hang on to some tidbits.

So now, you separate from your husband (well at least I did), and begin divorce proceedings, and your connections change again. You find yourself looking for new friends, taking up karaoke perhaps…*grin*. Karaoke is a great stress reliever, and some place to meet new and interesting people (sometimes too interesting, LOL). I am a people person, I like being around people, whether it’s out on the town, or hanging at home. I think human connection can’t be beat.

KaraokeHowever, connecting with people online gives you the versatility to meet people from all around the world. You get to learn about their country, their culture, their lives–sometimes it’s not so different from your very own. In fact, it was an online friend of mine from England that persuaded me to finally give karaoke a shot. I love to sing, and he loved to sing karaoke. So it was through talking with him that I finally got up the nerve to seek out a place to sing karaoke…and came back with Luke as a wonderful friend, and now the best boyfriend ever.

My preference in connections is a healthy mix of both face-to-face and online. For me, I would say that mix would run about 2/3 face-to-face and 1/3 online. This morning, it’s been sitting here with my blogging buddies, drinking coffee, and nibbling on yummy cinnamon rolls. I love all of my friends either in person or on social media.

Shout out to the Pre-Blogging Buddy Group at Blogelina, the SITSgirls, and NaBloPoMo!

 

I would love to hear from you…leave me a COMMENT. hmmm

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11 Responses to A Cinnamon Roll Morning…

  1. I’ve noticed that my connections with the people around me has been less. I seem to connect a lot easier online than I do in real life. I don’t have to leave the comfort of my home to connect because connecting out of home costs time and money (gas etc). The connections are there just not as much as it used to be.

  2. Samantha C. says:

    Thank you for stopping by Busy Sweet Life! This cinnamon rolls look absolutely delicious! They are one of my favorite treats! I will have to try them sometime! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    ♥ Samantha
    http://www.busysweetlife.com

  3. ann1022 says:

    Lorelai those rolls look delish. I have a wonderful recipe I will post downline, but they are lots of work and I am all for the shortcuts to make life easier. Great blog!

  4. I think that my connections with people has been improved with technology. I’m sort of a homebody and technology keeps me accountable to my friends and family. Weird, huh? But I’ve had some really great interactions and conversations online with people I never thought I’d “meet” and I’ve gotten to know people in my area who eventually became my real-life friends. This was of course after meeting them in person at an event, friending them on FB, interacting and discovering mutually engaging activities and shared opinions.

    BTW, those rolls look delish!

    • It is amazing the strong connection you can feel towards a friend that you have never actually seen face-to-face. But the social media lends itself to grouping like-minded people together, thus making quick, easy friendships.

      Lip-smacking Good!

  5. Kathy says:

    I have found that most of my connections are online. I don’t really get out and mingle with people face to face much. Not sure why, but I just don’t. I keep to myself but enjoy socializing when the opportunity presents itself.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

  6. Nice to connect with you here! Thanks for sharing and making me hungry 🙂

  7. Mystic says:

    Look at those cinnamon rolls 🙂 Your morning sounds lovely. I agree – a blend of real time with friends you eat and drink with and online friends you share ideas with is best.

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