I never expected I’d actually enjoy not using my laptop for a month, but to my surprise, I certainly did. 🙂
Hi Everybody! It’s great to be back! I’ve really missed blogging and hearing your responses.
So… what did I do while I was gone?
It’d be easier to tell you what I didn’t do. In using my free time for real-life activities rather than sitting in front of this screen for hours on end… I discovered how much life I was missing out on. I actually got my to-do lists done. Every day. I have never been able to do that before. 🙂 And these were sizable to-do lists… at least 15 or 20 items each.
But I didn’t just catch up on all my chores. I did some incredibly fun things as well.
Mr. Beveridge’s Maggot:
I played Frisbee… We have had several games this past month, a couple of them with a bunch of people! One week fell close to my brother Steven’s birthday, so we celebrated with an after-game ‘party’ and this candy corn cake I baked for him. He helped decorate it!
I helped my brothers start a blog: (I did their whole design, and I think it really reflects the personality of the blog… very cool.) 🙂
I’ve also been able to spend more time with my brothers. Whether it’s ping-pong or just chatting with them while they work on yet another astounding LEGO creation, our quality time level has skyrocketed.
And I finished THIS: (if you’re interested in purchasing this lovely throw-size crocheted afghan for $200 + shipping, let me know…) 😉 I’m selling it in the Rescue Me Marketplace shop on the square in town.
And… I am up to eight pounds lost so far on my healthier eating regime. I’ve also been walking a lot. Seven or eight times up our 1/8 of a mile uphill driveway every afternoon. That’s 2 miles a day. I’ve made a radical shift in so many areas, I feel like a whole new person.
But the best part?
I’ve been getting up in the mornings at 7AM and diving into the Word, and praying my heart out to the Lord. Every morning. I have never done that before, although in the back of my mind I always had a little niggling guilty thought that I should be reading my Bible more often. Now I am. I missed a few mornings after some unavoidable late nights… (Did anyone else watch the Presidential Debates?) but on the whole, it’s a whole new pattern of life.
And it has been so precious. I am so glad I’ve done this.
If you have been thinking about taking a break from your computer, or if you’ve never dreamed of it but suddenly realized how much time you spend just hanging out online… I heartily encourage you to take a break from it all. It doesn’t have to be a month… try it for a week, and see what it’s like. 🙂 I highly recommend it.
Look for more posts from me coming soon… 😀