Sunday, April 29, 2012

The world is too much with us....

So this title has a bit of a story behind it. I was hesitant to name it this because I was afraid I'd end up with some 007 junkie looking for THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH so I double-checked IMDB to make sure that it wasn't the same. I totally spaced William Wordsworth. I'm a horrible English major. These are things that I should know!!! Apparently I'm out of literary shape. Urgh. Anyhow-yes. Week one sans internet at home. Honestly, it was lovely. I finished LITTLE WOMEN which I started last June while I was in New York. Once again, out of shape. We ran a 5k. Very exclusive. Roommate and I ran the mileage around Utah lake. It was kind of nice. I had time to garden after work (Our peas are doing very well...the spinach and lettuce are a little lacking). We went on a scooter ride to the cemetery and I found my grandfather's grave. That was a miracle all in itself. I'm the child/grandchild who lives the closest and up until this week I always had to call someone else to help me find it. I think overall, I decided that I like the lack of technology in my world because it allows me to separate myself from the scary world that is out there. I have journaled and read my scriptures every day this week. I ran 5 out of 7 days. I cleaned my room. I was social with people that I'm not typically social with. I enjoyed the sunset (even though it was colder this week than last week). I appreciated the fact that my back lawn isn't a dandelion field like it used to be. I did forget to go pick up my mail, but hey...that's just something else to do next week, right? The chronicles continue...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Experiments...

I really wanted to call this one "Scientific Progress Goes Boink" but then I decided that if I did that I'd end up with a bunch of Calvin and Hobbes junkies reading my Beatrix Potter-esque post. That probably wouldn't be super appropriate so we went more for the Little Women/Louisa May Alcott "Experiments". Whatever. I've been reading a little bit more than I have over the past few years. So. Friday. I slept in a bit to make up for the ridiculous week I had a work. I then decided that I needed to over-compensate for the sleeping in. I cleaned my bathroom, did some laundry and one thing led to another and I found myself in my back yard with a butter knife digging up dandelions. I blame my mother. There were at least two 5-gallon buckets full of dandelions, before I had to quit and shower. As I listened to Roommate read me SALT, A HISTORY OF THE WORLD, I decided that I spend too much time wasting my time on the internet. I should do other things with my life (case in point: read, garden, clean, sew, etc.) Then I remembered the summer I spent in a very Potter-esque garden and how much I loved it. Sorry about the nostalgia. Moving on. Dandelions. Right. More than anything that evening I wanted to keep working in the garden, have a light supper, read a little, and got to bed. I didn't get to because I was being social that night. I decided thought that I was going to do so as frequently as possible this summer. I remembered reading a story about a woman who went an entire year without electricity and all of its subsequent benefits. I think she turned it into a book deal eventually, but I liked the concept. I can't eliminate all of it, but I think I can eliminate the laptop. I think I'm making it an official goal. I'll pull it out on Sundays so I can blog about all my awesome stories and such, but other than that...I think this is the summer that my laptop is going to live in my closet. Wish me luck... Till next Sunday...