A Day Without Internet

I’m writing this post on my phone. Our Internet service provider had a fiber cut last week, and in trying to trouble shoot the problem (before we knew about the cut), my husband reset the modem to factory settings. And now it won’t talk to our ISP. So we are waiting for the new modem to arrive.
20130421-194409.jpgMost of the week, this hasn’t been too much of a problem, since I can use the Internet at work (not during work, Kim, don’t worry). I was able to teach my class on Thursday. And check email and Facebook. I’ve been doing quick checks using my phone as well.
But Sunday is my day off. I’m not going in to work on my day off (again). In fact, I didn’t want to go anywhere yesterday.
A lot of times Sunday is my day to catch up on email, my website, research, homework, and any number of things on my computer. Given the fact that I had no Internet access yesterday, I was given a wonderful opportunity of a real day of rest.
I snuggled with my boys and watched a movie. I read a novel from cover to cover. I lay outside in the grass, enjoying the sunshine and the gentle breeze. I watched an ant crawl across my arm, and a raven fly lazy circles in the sky. I made waffles for dinner.
And I didn’t really miss the computer. Chances are likely that I would have missed all of these beautiful experiences if I had been plugged in all day.
Sometimes I miss the simpler days before I started doing all the work and study and social connections online. I’m not sure I could ever truly disconnect, though. It really has become an integral part of our current society. It is nice to take a day off once in a while, though!
When was the last time you unplugged for a day? You might enjoy it more than you think. 🙂

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