On Friday, I went a long with Kimba's plan to be unplugged.. I managed to do it for the most part. It was harder than I thought it would be... here is how my day went.
For entertainment purposes...after each time stamp imagine the music from CSI (duh-nuh-nuh). It will make the post much more interesting. Or if you like, you can imagine the typewriter clicking from 24.
7:30 am. (duh-nuh-nuh) woke up to the 2 year old yelling from the crib "Moooooommmmy! Wake UP! Wake Up! I up! Wake up!" Groggily got the kids breakfast, a cup of coffee (for me) and felt oddly out of place that I couldn't park myself in front of my bloglines for 30 minutes.
9:30 am(duh-nuh-nuh) made the kids beds (What?!) and CLEANED their rooms. I wasn't sure what to do with myself. Picked out paint for the basement. And put the remainder of clothes away. I was a machine.
10:30 am (you have it now) read books with the kids and enjoyed myself, but secretly wondered how many e-mails I had. Played the Gnu game. I lost on letter K.
11:00 am had to cheat slightly I needed something for a client, but to my defense I only checked one from my sent e-mail pile and no new ones. Played Rummikub with my oldest. I lost again with 3 tiles to spare. So obviously if you want to feel good about yourself, play a board game with me as anyone over the age of 4 can beat me.
1:00 pm I had conquered the world. I had restocked my booth, cleaned the kitchen and was started on a new project at which point my husband ambled by. "How come you are getting so much done today....Oooooohhhh yeah, you're "unplugged" today. " He said as he made air quotation marks with his fingers (Yes, You did.).
3:00pm I sat with a book myself. it was kind of nice, but I did wonder how many e-mails I had gotten.
6pm had to cheat one more time and look up directions on mapquest. I figured cheating was better than getting lost.
After that, I held out till 11 pm at which point I decided I had to know if I had any e-mails and I had to know before I went to bed I mean, it had been all day!
So what do I think? I think I should unplug a little more. For all the right reasons.