My laptop has been acting up a bit, which means I’ll have to take a trip to the Apple Store sometime this week. But there’s a silver lining: I’ve limited my time online and have actively shut down the computer for periods of time during the day. Normally, I tend to have it up and running throughout the day and I find myself checking my email and checking comments on the blogs, even when in the midst of doing something else.
That’s an easy habit for me to fall into, because I love blogging and reading other blogs and answering comments. But the fact remains that it isn’t a good idea for me to be tethered to a computer, especially when I have the option not to be.
It’s a good reminder that turning away from the computer should be a routine part of my day. Yesterday, I was working on some other things – doing some reading and research that is necessary for my personal growth – so I didn’t get around to answering some of the comments. That may happen off and on. So don’t worry if I don’t answer your comment. I’ll do my best to get back to all of you, but I’m setting some priorities for the present.
As I write this, I can hear the sound of a mourning dove. Goodness, I love that sound; so haunting, yet so beautiful. It’s a bit rainy outside. I don’t know what the forecast is for the day but I hope we can squeeze in a little hike. Our temporary passes that we were using to hike up in the mountains expired and we had to wait a couple of months before we could get new ones. We got them on Friday and they are no longer temporary, but for a whole year. We’ve missed hiking and want to get back into the rhythm of it. It keeps us fit.
Not to mention the fact that it’s beautiful up there.