Life at 1572
Hi, my name is Amy, and I am addicted to technology. More like I am addicted to the escape it gives me. As you can see it isn't even Monday morning, and I am blogging. I also tuned in to watch Desperate Housewives. I am embarassed at how hard it was for me to not watch tv, or be on the computer for only a few short days. I found myslef gravitating to my computer chair several times. I even put my remote on top of the fridge so I wouldn't be tempted. I equal parts hated it, and enjoyed it at the same time.

I scavanged my bookshelves for soemthing to read in the evenings. I have hundreds of books, but I've neglected to pick up anything new since I started to read other blogs. I stumbled upon my husband's Flags of Our Fathers book. I am still reading it, and it is a wonderful book. It makes me fill with pride that my husband is a Marine.

It may seem strange, but I feel like I came away from this having learned several things. Now, I do see where much of my time goes. Now, I can see how my laundry turns into mountains, and my house isn't as tidy as I would like it to be. Things have never been cleaner around here. I guess it makes a difference when you aren't staring at a monitor all evening. I feel like I did spend a noticeable amount of more time with Jack. A fact that makes me feel horrible when I think about how much time there is that maybe I'm not spending with him. We really did laugh and play. I chased him around the house, and he got tickled a million times a day. We did lots of dancing to the radio. I can also see how the tv, and the computer keeps me up half the night. Without them I was ready to be in bed by 9:00 practically falling asleep on the couch each night. At the same time though there were times when I found myself very, very bored. I was itching just to zone out to the television. I guess the key here is to find some kind of balance.

I talked to Zach, and told him what I was doing, and his first reaction was to tell me that I'm weird. Then he decided he really liked the idea. He said he would like to practice it a few times when he gets home to see what changes it might bring for the two of us. I think it will be much easier with him here. It got really boring sitting here in the silence alone. No wonder I was falling asleep!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Well I do have to say that I have missed you blogging even if its only been a couple of days! I do agree with you though about the whole balance thing. I think we all need to work on that from time to time.

Michelle Leigh said...

I am so addicted. I think I find a decent balance though. I don't watch a whole lot of tv, even in the evenings. I just don't have time. It's tough since you make friends through blogging and you want to stay connected. Good for you for making the effort, I doubt I could do it!

Gina said...

Amy, I am Heather's Aunt Gina, we met once, remember? Anyway Ronda shared your blog address with me and what I have read so far I have really enjoyed. Especially about the whole technology bit, I too am at my computer awhole lot, although 8 hours a day are spent at home working for CMH, but I still find myself logging on in the evening to read blogs, check emails etc...... Keep up the good work, I like what you've done with your blog, I've only looked at the most recent few days but look forward to backtracking and reading from the beginning forward.

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