Monday, December 5, 2011

WHAT? No Internet . . .

While my husband was having a wonderful week of ministry in Indonesia, last week, I was going to finally catch up on all my blog reading. It was my plan to leave hundreds of comments all over the world wide web . . . until my internet went out.



What does one do with a week of no internet? My answer is:

          1. a lot, and
          2. a lot of fun and useful things

I finished a huge project that has been on my to.do list for a long time (sh! it is a present for my husband), listened to hours of beautiful Christmas music, had dinner with a friend, got lots of Christmas shopping done, read a book, hosted a group of lovely girls here on Saturday morning, took a long walk, deep cleaned our apartment, enjoyed some great time with Jenny . . . etc.

What do you think? Maybe I should go without the internet one week a month or at least a day or two a week? Anyone want to join me?  (I double dog dare you.)

image credit: to do list

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, yes! Would love to join you.
    Anne

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  2. Oh, how wonderful for you! Although internet is a blessing, it can also be a curse, keeping us under it's compulsive thumb. I'm glad you broke free and got so much done!

    I unplug once a quarter or so to just live. It feels great!

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  3. I might join you in the "no internet" after Christmas. I will not, however, stick my tongue to a cold flag pole so don't even think of a double dog dare on that one!! Oh dear, I'm already feeling the withdrawal symptoms. I may need to find a local chapter of "bloggers anonymous"!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Glenda,

    Excellent suggestion... can we start with no-WWW on Sundays and work our selves up to the week/month?!

    -donna

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  5. Very proud of you Glenda! I think I can go without the internet, but not now. I have too much Christmas shopping to do! If I'm not ordering gifts online, I'm comparison shopping and reading product reviews. Sounds like a week without the computer and iphone would be a good New Year's resolution!

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  6. It's so true. . . . I get so much more done when I step away from the computer and FOCUS on what needs to be done around here first. A day a week of fasting from the computer is probably not a bad idea. :)

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  7. I like your thinking,
    Girlie! I need to re-
    evaluate many things,
    AFTER the holidays : )
    How great that you made
    your hubby's gift!
    xx Suzanne

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  8. Lately, I've been going without the i-net a lot but not getting much done -wry smile-.
    Many thanks, Glenda, for your prayers; they are helping.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  9. Well I am going to start in small chunks in the new year and try to give it up one day a week ~ wish me luck!

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  10. Yes, I know that I need some time away from the internet. With my job, there are certain things that I have to use the internet for, but I could surely give myself some away time at home. This would have to include not using my iPhone for anything other than a phone or texting.

    Great idea!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  11. Our power was out the other night and the dark deep quiet of it made early to bed such a simple response to night, making me think not just of the influence of the internet, but electricity as well.

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  12. never happen...I don't spend a lot of time on the internet but I wouldn't want to live without that dimension in my days.

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  13. Sometimes it's actually a blessing not to have internet - kind of like the old days! But then I would't want to be without it for too long...................

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  14. no internet sounds kinda nice...i little scarry, but nice :) i love getting lots done!

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  15. Yay for no Internet for long enough to finish "huge projects!"

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  16. OK - I decided to give up TV a couple months ago. I felt convicted that I wasted too much time watching.

    I've now realized how much time I'm on the internet.

    I'm with you. Will try giving it up a couple days a week. Great idea!

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  17. This reminds me of our post-hurricane days here in FL. It was amazing how many students talked about the fun things their families did with no power! Same thing with internet!! (It's one reason I love vacation and traveling so much. More time to think and do when you're not connected.)

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  18. We did that once...but I used my work computer to keep up with email. That was before my FB and Blog days. Would be hard for sure. My family is so scattered and we use the Internet to stay connected. I so value that.

    That said, balance is always desirable!

    Doris

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  19. No internet...I think I would like to try that sometime.

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  20. I know you are so glad to have your kids come home soon. Yes, the internet is a time sucker for sure.

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