life without the internet

There was a little girl,  Who had a little curl,  Right in the middle of her forehead.  When she was good,  She was very good indeed,  But when she was bad she was horrid.

I think our internet provider has a curl right in the middle of it's forehead......because when it's good it's very, very good and when it's bad it's HORRID!

I have just come off three days without email and two days without an internet connection and I was amazed at how much time I spend (*waste*?) cruising around various sites and blogs and how much I miss it when it is taken away from me without any warning.

I am not totally addicted, but I'm thinking that I'm pretty close. There seems to be less and less on television that interests me nowadays - I'm not a reality TV kinda girl and there really isn't much else showing when I want to chill out. I read prolifically - (well, at least a book or two a week) and I work and have coffee dates and catch an occasional movie with my good husband, but I do spend quite a bit of time (more than I realized) on my faithful laptop browsing the interwebs,

I pin a ridiculous amount of pretty pictures on my Pinterest boards - I have no real rhyme or reason for what I pin - I just have to like it or find it funny or pretty and it's wham, bam, pinned. I also check facebook regularly and play Words with Friends while I'm there. I thought I might have missed some really important updates, but (funnily enough) nothing much had happened. It reminded me of something I saw a while back and I have included it below because it sums up my facebook experience to a tee:

midlife blog ~ cresting the hill

Now that I've started this blog, I also spend chunks of time reading other bloggers and their latest escapades. There is a whole world and a half out there of women writing about their lives and I'm loving following along with them on their journeys. One blog leads to another and before I know it I've lost an hour or two without even noticing. Heaven help me if I was witty enough to comment on them all - I'd be up half the night!

So being without my trusty internet for a couple of days certainly threw a spanner in the works - it was Friday and Saturday after all! When the little internet gremlins finished mucking around and they let me back on I sighed with contentment, answered my half dozen emails and now I'm back to surfing all over the web world again.......although I will have to get around to finishing the 1,000 piece jigsaw that I was using to fill my time while I was living in the dark ages for those two days.