Yesterday, our internet was down pretty much the whole day. I’m not sure exactly when it came back on, but it wasn’t until after we had supper. I thought that the internet being down would really bother me when I sat down in front of my computer very early yesterday morning with my first cup of coffee and realized that I wasn’t going anywhere. But it didn’t.
Oh, I may have huffed and puffed for a few minutes since that is the time I use to catch up on answering emails and visiting blogs and responding to comments and reading the news and working on my blog and whatnot, but then I decided to take advantage of the ‘I-have-no-internet-access-so-I-should-do-something-else’ time and do...well...something else. So I did. Do something else.
I stepped into my garden and took many, many photos of beautiful flowers. And while I was out there, I listened to the birds singing, welcoming a new day. The flowers were wet from the morning dew, which made them – and the images I took – that much more appealing.
I headed out to do some grocery shopping early and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. There were very few shoppers around, which made it a very relaxing experience.
I caught up on some chores. It wasn’t the best part of my day, but at least it’s all over and done with.
My daughters spoke to me. And to each other. Since they couldn’t glue themselves to Facebook or games or any other computer-related social hangout or activity that typically holds them hostage, they had no choice but to interact with another human being. In live mode.
I read my book on the deck while I did a BBQ for my gang. The smell of the food, the fresh, cool air, the sounds of the backyard critters and an enjoyable read...it was all good.
I went for a coffee with my husband after supper; one of my favourite things to do with my favourite person.
And after we got back, I enjoyed about an hour here:
Can anyone guess where that is?
Along with a book, I also had to bring along this:
Reading glasses. I can’t do without them anymore. If I’m in very bright light and the words I have to read are reasonably-sized, I could get away without wearing these. Otherwise, this pair of (cheap) reading glasses and I are good friends. Inseparable, in fact.
I personally didn’t really get back on the computer (I may have snuck on for just a bit when it came on in the evening, but I’m not confessing) until 9:30 PM. And I survived it.
But then, I thought about all of you. And wondered if there was something interesting on your own blogs. And realized that you’ve all become an integral part of my day. So, I’m happy to be back to spend time with my blogging pals.
Come on, everybody...move in a little closer for a big group hug.
There...wasn’t that nice?