Yesterday I was unplugged for the whole day. I chose a good day because I was and Wonderland for most of the day with Cameron and his school band.
First thing in the morning I had forgotten, and I turned on the weather network (as is my usual routine) and that played in the background as I got ready for the day. Oops.
While I was at Wonderland, I texted with Milena and John all day long. Milena reminded me early on that I was supposed to be unplugged, but as I was alone much of the day (more on that later) I allowed myself that one luxury to maintain my sanity (or what little of it I have left, LOL) Anyway, texting with Milena was far more entertaining that Wonderland. Thanks, Milena. I owe you another one. (I hope you're keeping tabs). Ooops
I took along my itouch, but I didn't turn it on. Score one for me.
When I got home at 7:30 I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was crash on the couch in front of the TV. I fought the urge and went outside to putter in the garden for a while. Score again.
When John got home from baseball, he and I went out for a very long walk around the neighbourhood and then sat outside in the backyard chatting for a while.
So, I did OK in the unplugging department, not great, but OK. In the future, the phone won't be on the list of things to unplug. My reasoning is that I don't talk a lot on the phone, but I still need to be able to communicate with people, so that doesn't count.
In the "connecting with people" department, I did OK too. I connected with Milena ... a lot ... all day. I connected a little with Cameron, but he really just wanted to be with his friends, which I totally understood. (more on that later). The best part was the two hours of chatting with John, without interuption.