November 2013 ~ NaBloPoMo ~ #17


Tuesday, November 19, 2013
How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?
I’m plugged in for at least 12 hours, on a normal day. If I’m not writing, I’m reading, checking email, and/or facebook. I, also, pay bills on-line, shop on-line, research for genealogy, for writing, for history, Physicians, Medications, and Diseases. There’s always something to do on the internet.
I do not consciously set aside offline time, unless I have to babysit, have a Doctor’s appointment, etc…
However, there are times I spend away from my laptop, even if it is on. Due to my existing illnesses, I can not perform much labor at a time, so every time I get up, I do something; dusting, mopping, sweeping, washing clothes, loading or unloading the dishwasher, cooking, etc…
1 A Housework
Even then, there never seems enough time to get it all done and when something happens that throws me off my routine, (Doctor’s Appointments), it seems that it takes me weeks to catch up again. Who am I kidding? When you are a writer are you really ever caught up?
Luckily, all of my daughters were grown and married before my health started slipping. I am thankful for that. Right now, it is just the Hubby and I, along with our four dogs, and one cat. I would have had a hard time if my daughters were still home.
Offline time, for me, just happens whenever it happens.

5 thoughts on “November 2013 ~ NaBloPoMo ~ #17

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  1. It amazes me to read that you were concerned about your daughters’ marriage. I thought only Indian parents fussed over it! 😀
    This blogosphere is such an amazing and humbling world. Reading other people’s experiences make one feel, that deep down, we are all made of the same matter.


  2. The same is true for me. Sometimes I’m on for long stretches of time, others off. Sometimes I’m barely on. I just do life, whatever that is usually works for me 🙂


  3. Let’s just say I’ve been accused of being glued to my (smart) phone……. Seriously thinking a tablet is a good solution. Still would need access to a regular puter for some stuff.


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