In case you haven’t heard, Stream of Consciousness Sunday is my new weekly meme. Most of us are here because we love to blog. But blogging is sometimes clouded by contests and giveaways and reviews and responses. No matter what kind of blog you have, your writing is and should be a reflection of you.
Lest you forget that, I invite you to challenge yourself 5 minutes a week to write just for the sake of writing. Pick a thought, a topic, or just go with whatever enters your mind and write.
Don’t worry. I’m doing it too 🙂 Here goes nothing.
This is the way an evening ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. But I guess in this case, I’d rather have a whimper. After 10 years of marriage, many dogs, cats, kids (or kid) later, what should a Saturday night look like?
In my case, it’s popping a bag of single serve popcorn (loaded with cheese powdery goodness of course) sitting with a glass of Chardonnay, relaxing by the fireplace, and enjoying some quiet time with… my computer.
I’m not neglecting my husband. He’s in the same room as me. He’s on my iPad as a matter of fact. Some nights we have to stop to remind ourselves that we should spend time talking, watching tv, or just relaxing together. In fact, we did that a few nights ago.
We had a few too many glasses of wine after Evan went to bed and we talked about all kinds of things. I looked at him and said I love talking to you. And I really meant it. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my electrpnic time either though.
I geuss the great thing about 10 years of marriage is that silence is okay. We can be together and not have to be together. I think as long as we keep that balance we’ll be okay. Once Evan moves out of the house, what will we talk about? Well, we’ll always have our games. As long as they don’t take the internet away.
I love the idea of unplugging. But I just don’t want to do it. It’s like kicking a bad habit that you don’t really think is bad. I probably should spend less time online but the reality is that I don’t want to. I enjoy my time and for now, I don’t want to change.
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