No internet in the new house and it feels very good. Getting online just check email now and again, and never reply (whoops), is great. Occasionally, I need to veg-out and read a million blogs about video games or whatever but for the most part I don’t miss the time wasting part of it.
Not trying to say that everyone should get off the internet. When I needed to know that I was not alone in the world, that my feelings and experiences were valid and important, the internet was there for me. That is an amazing thing the internet can do. There are all kinds of awesome things the internet can do. However, right now I don’t need that stuff.
We have been watching a lot of BBC DVDs from the library (Poirot, Doc Martin, etc.), and playing board games. The game in the photo above is from A Few Acres of Snow. Amazing game with a rule I love, “If the game ends in a tie, the French side wins.” Ha!
All that said, I have a feeling when I go home for Christmas I will be spending 24 hours a day surfing the web and DVRing every ghost show on TV. No shame.