Friday, February 19, 2010


ADDICTION

I ever so gently urged my husband towards what I considered to be a really great thing to "fast" form during Lent. He said, "If you get to choose mine, I get to choose yours," so of course, that was the end of my great ideas.

I knew what he'd pick: the computer. I can't completely fast from the Internet and e-mail as I use it to manage life (beautifully, I might add), but there is no question it's gone from a tool, to an addiction, something I get twitchy after just a couple hours without.

So, I agreed that I would turn off my computer at 5:00 PM each night and not look at it until the next morning.

It's brutal.

It's flippin' killing me.

Which just goes to show you how bad the addiction is. So, I have missed blogs the last few days and am sparse with mine - sorry. You'll understand though, right?

One day at a time.

* Photo from: sentinelleader.blogspot.com


12 comments:

fullsoulahead.com said...

What a fab idea. For you. Not for me. Because I don't have a problem.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Definitely understand. I must say, that photo is perfect!

Amber said...

Oooooh man! MAN!! This is what I was going to give up, because I am so get twitchy. Oh man. Gooooood one.

(I will point out that I am not. I said WAS. lol)

ox :)

Deb Shucka said...

So proud of you and looking forward to hearing what gifts present themselves to you after 5:00.

Wanda said...

I love your willingness. Keep us posted on the FGOs.

blackknightsbrood said...

This is a good idea.

Your husband wisely found a way to win a bit more of your time. I'll bet you both win in the end.

kario said...

You are a brave woman. I'm pretty sure I'd have a hard time letting Bubba choose my addiction. Good thing he didn't grow up Catholic and doesn't know a thing about Lent ;-)

therocchronicles said...

Ah, that would be a hard one for me! Next to impossible for my husband though! Good luck. I look forward to hearing how you spent your time!

pixiemama said...

eeek! *twitch, twitch*
What about when you have insomnia?

Suzy said...

This is when you should get an
iphone...

Jenny said...

That's awesome - good luck!

Jane in Bahrain said...

wow, brave woman! That thought took a quick flit through my mind, but I chose wine instead. Not quite so twitchy. I lasted a week (years ago) on a media fast; no Newspaper, no radio, TV or computer. But that was way before things got "out of hand", with blogs, writing classes and kids away at college! Bless you, breathe deep and enjoy your evenings in a whole new way.