I write this in anticipation of the weekend. It’s Friday night, but you’ll be reading this on Saturday morning.
Dot and I have decided to unplug. I’m not sure how long I can go without any internet, smart phone, social media, television, Kindle or computer.

It’s so automatic for me to wake up and check my phone before my eyes are fully open. I fall asleep to Netflix.

I’m really not sure how long this will last.

I have a list of tasks and treats to keep us busy:

  • Clean the house
  • Bake more cupcakes
  • Listen to old records
  • Plant a shrub
  • Remove the dead jade plant
  • Clean the patio
  • Play board games
  • Look at photo albums
  • Start a new scrapbook
  • Balance the checkbook
  • Finish reading Louie L’Amour
  • Start reading Anne Rice
  • Plan July’s Menu

I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while, but the truth is, I’ve been chicken. I’m afraid I might find out I’m incredibly addicted to my electronics. Oh, heck. Let’s not pretend. I am incredibly addicted to my electronics. And that’s why I’m doing what I’m doing. I need to remember there’s life beyond the keyboards.

Dot might have a hard time giving up the television. She loves the noise even if she’s not really watching it. And she plays the PlayStation during summer break. But I’ll keep her busy.

When I go to bed tonight, I’m going to box up the phones, remotes, and Kindles. I’ll keep the laptop so I have something to fall asleep to, but come morning it’s all hands off.

It will be interesting to log back in on Sunday (or even Monday) and see what we’ve missed.

I’m thankful there’s plenty of paper and pens around me so I can write old-school style when the Muse hits.

And with that, it’s time to go offline. Wish me luck…

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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