Am I an Internet addict? Yes. Most definitely. Checking in online is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do before I go to bed. My job keeps me online all day and my own compulsions keep me online most of the rest of the time.
Thus, I'm unplugging this weekend. It will keep me free of distraction while I clean out my office and dressing room. It will allow me to finally get around to scrubbing and re-sealing the kitchen and bathroom floors. It will mean that I don't have to worry about shutting down my computer when I turn off the power to wire up the new bedroom ceiling fan (which I have been meaning to install for a long time).
I won't be running off to check everyone's Facebook updates when I should be cleaning and re-caulking the shower. My Google Reader feeds won't get in the way of my weeding the garden or sorting and disposing of many months' worth of junk mail.
Best of all, I can give my husband my undivided attention while we're hanging out all weekend. No tweeting at the dinner table. No saying "just let me run upstairs" before we start a movie. Just two people having conversations and being in the moment.
I'm sure the cats will appreciate the extra attention as well.
So what do you have planned this weekend?
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