So when I found out I didn't have Internet last Saturday, I freaked. Yes, I lost my cool.
All I could think (while checking the Internet again, just in case it started to magically work again..)was how I would be so behind in work. And blogging and emailing and twittering, and all that other tech-y stuff I've worked hard on that has gotten me out there as an "amateur-semi-pro" blogger.
And did I mention work? Yea, well, not having Internet for the whole weekend, and not even getting getting it back until late yesterday, made me a LITTLE stressed.
OK, A LOT stressed.
But you know what? It was OK. I had the most fabulous past 4 days. I didn't worry about the Internet, since there was nothing I could control or do beyond calling Comcast. I just simply enjoyed the free time I had to hang out with my boys, pamper my hubby, and just relax.
Over the past 4 days, I read tons of toddler books, had dinner actually ready when Bill would walk in the door, had ALL the laundry done AND put away (yes, a feat for me, aka Miss Laundry hater) the boys got baths EVERY night, we went to the park EVERY day, and just had fun.
I really enjoyed the days of "forced" vacation I had, and loved refocusing on what truly is important to me. Because even though I do really love my job and would love to be a part of the team for many many years to come, these days of no Internet made me realize that I spend more time on the computer and Internet than I should.
So, I have decided to refocus my efforts and really work on getting the kids to the park here at least once a day, if only for a few minutes.
Being in an apartment is hard, since I don't have a backyard to let them loose into, and the parks are a good drive away, but setting aside some good play time to go hang out with other kids (and moms!) on a daily basis has been so nice for Little Dude, Jr AND me.
Yes, I still love the Internet, will still work tons,and will do my best to blog everyday, but I am also putting a new "to do" that will be moved up to the top on my long list:
Spending time with my family.
Yea, that's an important one, and I am glad this weekend of no Internet reminded me to keep my priorities straight.