Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Computer Burn Out

Do you ever just get sick of the computer?  How about electronics in general?  That's how I've felt these last few weeks.  Blogging, blog reading, e-mail, Facebook, balancing the checkbook, answering the phone, TV, movies ... UGH!  I could just do without right now.  I got on the laptop this evening to catch up and discovered over 50 unread emails and who knows how many unread blog posts.  My Reader Notifier said I had 2,174,267,811+ unread!  That's really what it said.  And even though there weren't that many, it sure felt like it.  So, if I haven't commented on you blog, returned an email, answered your phone call, or ignored you in any other way this is why.  I know I need to rejoin the land of the technology soon, but I'm just tempted to leave it all behind.  I've seriously thought about canceling our Dish Network service.  We've often talked about getting rid of TV someday.  I think I could do it.  Of course, there are a ton of shows I love to watch, but I think if couldn't watch them I wouldn't miss them as much as I think I'm going to.  The only thing that has kept me from canceling it already is breastfeeding.  Yeah, you heard me, breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is the reason we have 200 channels right now.  We only had basic TV when Claire was born.  But after a few months of watching infomercials and B movies at all hours of the morning, and spending about 8 out of every 24 hours sitting on the couch or in a rocking chair, I broke down and just HAD to have something else to watch.  I know I haven't nursed a child in a year and a half, but the hope is to have another child within the next year or so, and I don't want to disconnect the Dish and then have to sign another contract after the next baby is born.  So, we still have it.  And, I'm completely addicted to the DVR.  I never watch anything when it's actually on, and I love the option of forwarding past all the commercials.  Of course, we'd keep the TVs, since we do love movies and now have an Apple TV.
Enough rambling.  Here are a few of my favorite pics of our walk the other evening.  Completely electronic free (except the camera... couldn't do without that).

OK, I am loving the baby monitor right now.  Claire loves to sing to herself when she should be sleeping.  It's 9:45 and at the top of her lungs she is singing "Love Your Neighbor" (VeggieTales).  But it sounds a little like this... "LOVE YOUR NEY-NER!"  


Kelly said...

I was just thinking that it seems like a very long time since I've talked to you. Now I know why. Good to know I'll get to talk to you tomorrow face-to-face. :)

Amanda said...

You're right some times to much of a good thing isn't a good thing anymore.
I know I could live without the DVR but I don't want to. And I'm not sure the kids could. They'd die if they had to wait through a commercial break or had to wait to watch their favorite shows or couldn't pause it to go do something.
Okay after that I'm thinking we should disconnect too. ;o)
I love the picture of you and Claire.

Andrea said...

Yes, sometimes computers and TV can be too much and it's good to take a break. I don't watch that much TV it's the computer I would have a hard time living without :)

Cute pictures!