Thursday, March 06, 2014

Unplugged

We are nearly "unplugged" at the farm these days. It is peaceful... and leaves time for reading aloud and playing guitars. It is, however, an adjustment.

Several times, I have wished that I could "pop online" to look up a fact, but other than that I am not minding the absence of internet in the house as much as I expected.  I find that by using public internet... having to drive several miles and make a plan to spend the time online... I am using it more "mindfully."  No longer can I sit down on the couch to "spend a few minutes online" and then suddenly realize that an hour has gone by.

Having said that, I miss my blog circles... Bloggers have been my neighbors and companions for many years now. I wish I could find that sense of being kindred spirits more often in my day to day experience.

We are waiting for spring, as patiently as we can.  The temperature at the bus stop this week has ranged from a high of 8 below zero to a low of 20 below zero.  It is difficult to remain patient for spring at those temps!  Won't it be a beautiful thing one morning soon to awake to the sound of melting snow dripping from the eaves?!

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort and joy.

5 comments:

Tabor said...

I wish I was brave enough to give up technology for just longer! Maybe I should start today...but this wouldn't include the Kindle...right?

Out on the prairie said...

It is suppose to melt here maybe next week, but another storm is on it's way

Marianne said...

It's hard to imagine life without the internet now - how much more time we would all have.

Like you, I appreciate my blogging companions - they do enrich my life.

Jessica said...

It is nice to *see* you in my blog feed this morning.

It is still cold here, but we are seeing green shoots popping up from the soil.

Take care friend, I look forward to seeing you again soon. :)

Pom Pom said...

I'm glad you stay in touch, friend. You are very dear.