I must confess that I have had internet for a couple of days now but kept away from the computer. It is amazing though just how much we have come to rely on the world wide web in this day and age.
Whilst I could access the internet on my smartphone if I needed to, it was difficult to pay bills on such a small screen. So many business rely on the use of the internet for our interaction with them these days.
I found it difficult to shop for Christmas gifts and resorted to doing it the old fashioned way of braving the crowds in a shopping centre with a list in my hand. I couldn’t look up patterns for sewing so had to resort to reading my magazines and browsing through what I already own in books and folders. The same thing applied to recipes.
I continued to play my games but couldn’t compare my scores against those of my friends who play the same games.
It was a different reality but not a bad one.
Like I said, I have had the internet now for a couple of days but I chose to stay away from blogs and reading in order to concentrate on sewing for the handmade market. Selfishly, I took the time to disconnect from the lives of others as much as possible and just concentrate on my family and spending time with myself.
I have spent the week composing blog posts in my head and writing notes in my trusty green notebook when I was near it but mostly the posts just stayed in my head. I have formed opinions on many things including the latest Band Aid song, questions posed by radio DJ’s and life in general. You may yet see blog posts about these things.
I had a bad day last Tuesday that saw me walk away from everything (including the sewing machine) and cry for most of the day. The black dog was getting under my feet that day. I had thought to write about that today but didn’t want to come back to you all and say hi with such a melancholy post.
That one can wait. 🙂
Since my internet died the Tween has dropped the ‘w’ from her name, I have sewed and sewed Christmas things for a handmade stall (that I don’t think sold anything of mine), braved the crowds to shop for Christmas gifts, met a friend for a chai, watched two baby brown doves hatch and begin growing in a pot plant in my shade house, been through another storm, got caught in a torrential downpour and generally lived my life.
It’s been a week well spent and I did it all without being connected all of the time.
Blessings to you all.