My relationship with Facebook itself is complicated. Isn't that a word on the list of possibilities that some use about their relationships on Facebook?
I have kept the Facebook app off my iphone as one way of not checking it too often. I have now vowed to check it just a few times each day--and never late at night when some postings linger in my sleepless mind.
But what would I have missed in the last week if I didn't have Facebook at all?
a photo of my handsome son "looking toasty" as he put it
the continuing four night saga of the cat in a friend's tree and the heroic rescue by the Notre Dame Climbing Club
a video of my grandson jumping over mats to the cheers of little ones at the Taekwando class where he was assisting
When I occasionally post my blog on Facebook, it is fun to see who reads and likes and comments. I like sharing my children's posts and now maybe even my grandchildren's posts. I like "traveling" with friends who post photos of their trips.
But a few times a day is enough. There is plenty of free time in retirement, but discipline is needed!