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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Life Before Internet...

Greetings:) As many of you know, we lost our internet before Christmas, and my hubby has been slow to reconnect it. So here's a glimpse of my daily life without internet.

Instead of getting up and turning on the computer, I drink my morning coffee and enjoy either the morning news or my quiet 'Movie Hour'. The kids have had snow days or delays, and I have a stack of DVDs I've not had time to watch (such as Madagascar 1&2; Pirates of the Caribbean; Twilight....). I also own the first season of Fantasy Island, so by next week, I'll be watching Mr. Roarke:) (Back when it aired, I was not allowed to stay up that late. I was only allowed to watch the part when the guests arrived and were introduced.)

Once the kids are up and off to school or occupied, and I'm showered and dressed, I've been baking cookies, reading, doing errands, coming to work and cleaning out 200+ emails and catching up on what I can.

I've even been known to do some housework. I know, shocking, isn't it?

But wait, Molly, I can hear you saying. You have all this why aren't you WRITING?

Did I mention my muse is in Florida? Because that's the only thing I can think of for my lack of inspiration. Or I might just be suffering from the winter blues.

I have been productive the past week. I wrote at least 700 words; cleaned out an old filing cabinet and unearthed all my old manuscripts, not seen in over four years. So that's progress, right? And the blog post I had planned for today is sitting at home in a notebook, so the fact this is being written on the 15th is proof my brain still works!

And speaking of blog posts, the lovely Marianne Stephens is my guest on Molly's Musings. Stop by and say hi to her, won't you?

And here's hoping my hubby gets our internet up and running SOON! I think I'm going through withdrawl.....


Amber Skyze said...

Oh I'd be going nuts! LOL BUT I'm sure some quiet time away from the internet would be nice. :)

Tina Donahue said...

My computer died December 28, a day after I submitted my latest erotic paranormal to Samhain (accepted and contracted BTW :D )

The tech couldn't fix the computer until Jan 11 (the part had to be sent from Hong Kong, if you can believe it).

I had to do everything on a Blackberry. OMG, it was tech hell. I went out and bought a laptop as a spare. Expensive, but worth it. Never again will I be w/o a computer, internet, etc. etc. Yes, I am a tech addict. :)

Paris said...

I know I'd probably get more work done if I wasn't visiting the internet all the time but it's something I've grown to depend on. I'm still trying to decide if that's a good thing:-)

Molly Daniels said...

Yeah, you'd think without the distractions of social networking and surfing the web I'd be writing my little fingers to the bone. NOT...I think I have a case of the winter blues...and nagging the man to death wasn't working. I'm thinking of going the Lysisistra route. Think it will work?

He DID mention yesterday even HE'S tired of going to the library to file his unemployment, so maybe there's hope???

Sandy said...

Your routine without the net sounds blissful, Molly. Enjoy it while you can. Smile.

Marianne Stephens said...

I found that not having Internet access while on vacation made me alternate between wondering what I was missing and not caring! A break from being "attached" to my computer is a good thing.
There IS a house here that needs cleaning and so many little things I keep saying I'll do when I have time. Maybe I'll take a computer-free day and do other things...if I can stand not being in touch with everyone!

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