It has been about a week and a half since I was without internet service. Our new service started last Thursday at 8:01pm. Can you say stupid u-verse? I was online taking a gander at all that I had 'missed' while we were unplugged. I am not a news watcher like I used to be in LA so I was super behind. For example, I had NO idea about this. I also had loads of recipes that I needed to save for myself like this one and this one. I also missed the first listen of this!
Did I miss the internet? Not really. I passed the time by watching tv. Plus my sister is in town so I spent a lot of last week entertaining the girl who is bored out of her mind at her folks' house! I did miss cataloging all the awesome recipes that can be found on the internet. I also missed reading blogs and interacting with all my new blog friends! That's what I really missed. So here I am (waves). I haven't been neglecting you all. I just got used to not having internet access. I suppose if I had to, I could go without it (which is good to know). I have realized that the internet has made life easier. You want a recipe? You just google it. You want to read the latest entertainment news, you can find it on the internet. You want to make some new friends? There are millions (maybe billions?) of people just waiting to make your acquaintance. I'm not saying the internet is the end all be all but it is a handy tool for those few that feel more comfortable behind a computer screen vs. face to face. And the recipes? Wow! All the awesome craft ideas? All the sites for shoes/clothes? We are very very fortunate.
Another realization I had living unplugged is that life goes on without me..and I don't want to miss too much more.