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Friday, celebrating internet fasting…

I haven’t been around since last Friday.
I decided to have an internet fast over the week-end…which was nice but hard.
I did some crocheting, reading, and gasp cleaning.

I survived without any major trauma…although I did finish off a bottle of wine.

I mean really, I turned the computer off Friday night and did not go back on-line until Monday.

Well, I tried to go back on-line Monday but I think the internet fast upset the modem and it stopped working.
I had a service call set up for Tuesday but the tech “got busy on another job” and didn’t come.
 When I called to find out what was up with the no-show I was told I was now a priority and they would have a tech out Wednesday morning.
 Thanks, but I will be at work.

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Hmmm, wonder why I wasn’t a priority on Tuesday? 

So, long story shorter…it’s all fixed as of Thursday.

I know I won’t catch up with all the blog posts I missed…not mine…the blogs I follow.
I think I will just jump in and read the current ones.  I like history but right now I don’t have time to wander around in it.

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I am planning on having an internet fast at least one day each week and a week-end every month.
If I can get it together I will schedule posts ahead so I am not forgotten in cyberspace. 🙂

I sure hope this doesn’t upset the modem!

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Today, I think celebrating the planned, and unplanned, internet fast is a good thing.

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29 thoughts on “Friday, celebrating internet fasting…

  1. It comes across my mind to take time off of blogging and the internet for a while, but so far that’s happened… it went across and away! Hope you will be able to get things settled.

    1. Once I took a day off from the internet it got easier. My goal is to stop “computering” on the week-ends. Right now it is just Sunday and occasionally on Saturday.

    1. I have been doing it for a couple of weeks now. Sundays and some times Saturday. Takes some planning and discipline but so far so good.

  2. I had noticed your absence and was hoping all was ok in your world. Internet down is a frustrating situation. I am thankful for my iPhone that at least lets me keep track of what’s happening if the home net goes down. But I really do like your idea of planned “power down” days/weekends. I readily admit that I am addicted to staying on top of blog posts, FB posts, emails and such. If I hear the alert tones, even at night, chances are that I will just have to read what has come in. I’m thinking one night a week of “leave it alone” time would be healthy, and I could use more reading time and always more Papa Bear time too. Maybe Wednesdays, will have to try this out and see how it goes. Great suggestion, thanks! 🙂

    1. I think no addiction is healthy even those that seem harmless. So I am working toward my goal of internet free week-ends. I used to do lots of creative and fun things now I spend most of my free time here. I don’t think that is a good thing so…

  3. My person says she needs to do one of those fasts so she can get the house cleaned up, but since she’s my secretary I won’t let her do that. She did desert me earlier this month and went away and didn’t get on the internet at all for a few days.

  4. I had a couple of internet-free days myself, and it is kind of refreshing. It’s amazing how much I can enjoy all of the blogs and talks and relationships, but it does feel nice to take a break, and sometimes “having” to keep up with so many people can feel like a burden. I just don’t want to miss anything good, you know? So I am not catching up as well. Although there are a few places that I will just start fresh with, the ones with pictures and quotes and all. I’m glad you are taking time to internet rest every week or so. It’s good for us!

    1. I will be off the internet every Sunday and my goal is to make it Saturday and Sunday in the near future. I just have to get some schedule in place so I can write and read and not miss too much. We will see how this goes…nothing is written in stone. There is no such thing never or forever here on earth.

  5. taking time off is a good thing- we’re traveling now and really busy visiting so blogging is taking a back seat! Thanks for all your nice comments! have a great day.

    1. It is good to put things in perspective…blogging is not the most important thing in life…but it is enjoyable and a bit habit-forming.

    1. Thanks for the good thoughts for the week-end. It was lovely. For some reason your comment went to spam…glad I found it.

  6. Fasting sounds like you should have lost weight! (Don’t weigh yourself, just think it) Maybe you can reward yourself with a wonderful treat!

    1. No chance that I lost any weight…I still ate. Although, I have started an afghan and I don’t eat when I crochet, need both my hands for the hook and yarn, so maybe i will lose a pound or two. Funny how we think fasting always involves food.

    1. Parole? Are you, like me, sometimes a prisoner of the computer? The forced time off the ‘puter was hard but at the same time it was freeing. We will see how I do.

      1. Yep, we sure are speaking the same language. Yay. Sometimes I wish I had a cutter to cut the chains. Back in January I was sooooooo far behind because of flu. It was impossible to catch up. I don’t want that to happen again. Darned if I do and darned if I don’t. Sigh.

        1. I keep reminding myself it’s a blog…won’t lead to world peace or a cure for cancer and if I don’t post or read nobody dies. I just get a little ditzier is all.

    1. So true! I get so involved on the computer I do little else…even other things I enjoy. So I am going to be disciplined and change my focus some days.

    1. Resting may be more fun but fasting is used to help accomplish something. So I am fasting to do other things that require my focus. It is not a time of just nothing…does that make sense?

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