It's a bad sign when one hasn't blogged in so long, that log-in becomes next to impossible. Multiple attempts, and multiple swear words resulted in a reset password and a new resolve to post more consistently.
I took a short break from Facebook last week - I think it lasted 3 days. Then intention was so good - I was very self-righteous about the amount of time that I was going to save doing things other than trolling my news feed. It worked for a couple of days until I remembered that if I was ever going to finish my Christmas, New Year's, Epiphany, Martin Luther King, Jr. cards, then I needed some addresses that were in messages on my Facebook page. I innocently reactivated, logged on, and promptly fell down the rabbit hole. There you have it - self-righteous paragon of time management to nosy information junkie in just three days. I spent a couple of days reactivating and inactivating my account for the five minutes that it took just get "caught up" and I realized that that anything short of a full-on intervention is probably futile.
So - I'm owning my shortcomings and promising myself that I don't have to get caught up in other folks' politics, religious convictions or lack thereof, or even misguided sports team alliances. I'm going to disregard the parts that make me crazy, and enjoy with gusto the parts that I like. Within reason.