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Wake up, a new day is calling! ([personal profile] anewdaycalling) wrote2009-08-05 09:51 pm

Day one of no internet during the day.

I call SUCCESS!
I was on for 15 minutes this morning because I needed to harvest my crops on facebook. ha. Then I turned the computer off. There were a couple times this afternoon that I felt like I should sit down to the computer, but instead I read Jack one of the books we picked up from the library.

Our day consisted of the playground this morning before it got hot. I love that it is barely a minutes drive away. It is usually empty, but Jack still has a blast. He is getting so brave too! Such a boy.
After an hour there we made our way to the Library. As soon as we pull into the parking lot Jack starts shouting 'library!' We paid our fine, and checked out three books after two hours of playing in the children's library. I even signed Jack up to recieve free books from some program sponsered by Dolly Parten.
After a trip to walmart for fish food, cat litter and post it notes (shaped like hearts!) for operation beautiful we came home. Made lunch, colored, read stories.
The entire day I only thought about getting online maybe two times. Instead I went and did something fun with Jack, and the coolest thing is that except for this morning he didn't even ask to watch TV. This may sound like common sense, but it is amazing how much easier the day is with him when we are actually interacting together. I mean I knew this, but sometimes you just get stuck in a rut.


and I will leave you with some excellent qoutes I came across in the most unlikely place, my Delias catalogue. They go perfectly along with the theme of my journal.

"Those that make the best of their time, have none to spare" -Thomas Fuller
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" -Abraham Lincoln
"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness" -George Santayana
"Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do" -Gerry Sikorski