Monday, June 14, 2010

Life is Good!

Today is “back to routine” day. Our two week “Up North” vacation is over for another year. The mountain of laundry is done and all of our supplies put away.

I love this vacation at the lake; our surroundings are beautiful, our rented cabin sufficient but there is one thing missing that I struggle with each year. There is only limited – and extremely slow – internet access. In light of that I decided to embrace this situation and approach it as an opportunity to disconnect myself from my computer for 15 days – just to see if I could handle it.

Well I’m here to report I couldn’t!! By our second week “in the woods” I found myself sitting in McDonalds in town for longer stretches because I discovered they had high-speed Wi-Fi. We were becoming “regulars” in there – even invited to play bingo with the seniors one morning! Instead of sitting lake-side and reading or meditating, I was camped out in McDonald’s – all because of the internet.

I haven’t decided yet if that is a good thing or not. For now I’m enjoying just being in my own home and having my computer - and the magnificent world it offers me – at my finger-tips.

Life is good!



  1. Hi, Sandy! Sounds like a wonderful two weeks, but I am with you. I miss my computer when I am gone! Habit forming, isn't it??

    Enjoy this lovely day!

  2. When I first bought this cottage I spent from April to October here without a TV or computer. Funny how without those devices the days sort of meld together. Have to say I got lots of sleep because after it got dark there wasn't much to do. Didn't miss either device too much, except baseball is not very much fun when you listen to it on the radio. Makes me wonder how sports were popular before TVs. But my gardens were completely weed free!


  3. I have to admit, too, Jane that I get lots more accomplished if I'm not on my computer. It takes a little discipline to keep computer time to a reasonable level.