Finding Time

People still ask how I have time for social media things and blogging in particular. The answer varies, sometimes I purposely carve out time for writing and photos and editing and sometimes, like today, it just happens.

Two years ago after ripping out old, high visibility, electric horse fencing that surrounded our orchard, I left it all in a pile under an apple tree in hopes that some benevolent elves would come and clean it up for me.

They didn’t.

Today I gave up on the kind elves (perhaps they are on strike?) and Jane and I finished coiling up all the strands.

By that I mean that Jane occasionally pulled on an end, often ran off to get more Halloween candy so we could keep up our strength and spent a fair amount of time inside the tangled mass of wire looking like a fly in a spider web while I wrestled a giant tangle of wire into orderly coils.

She was off on yet another candy run when I came to the end of one particularly long strand. Coiled on the ground it was fat enough that I couldn’t get my hands around it. It was unruly enough I couldn’t take my feet off it. And there was my duct tape to hold it in place… waaay out of my reach.

In other words I was stuck.

In other, other words that’s how I find time to social media.

Because when left impatiently waiting for Jane and her mini candy bars to come back so that she could hand me the duct tape, taking pictures of my predicament and putting them on Instagram seemed as good of a use of my time as anything.

That, as you see now, lead to mentally writing a blog post about the whole scenario and voila – social media time found.


That’s how I social media and, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m attempting to blog every day this month. I’m officially part of the unofficial NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) group NanoPoblano. There are lots of Tiny Peppers out there who would love your readership and support. Pop on over and check out this year’s blog roll and support a Pepper!Β 

15 comments on “Finding Time

  1. N. says:

    This gave me a good laugh (at your expense) πŸ˜‚ I hope Jane didn’t get an earful when she finally got back!

  2. Firewaves21 says:

    This made me giggle seeing you standing on the wire. My days are not exciting, and at work I cannot use my phone to instagram. LOL Your photos are always so lovely. πŸ™‚

  3. junekearns says:

    Only you could make winding wire sound interesting, Jessie.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Thank goodness for these opportune moments, that’s all I can say…

  5. Jane is right: when frustration level reaches maximum level, candy is the answer.

  6. says:

    nicely done — now the trick is to know whether I mean you or Jane πŸ™‚
    or both!

  7. Dan says:

    Haha I was impressed with your foot-wrangling😊 I was wondering just the other day how you manage to fit social media in.. Now I know!πŸ˜‚

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