It's been three days since we disconnected the cable and internet at our home. I might just be going through withdrawal. Maybe that's why I'm here in the coffee shop pounding out a post and frantically looking on the internet at everything I'd like to read (on a fully size screen...my phone has internet, but it just proves too tedious to operate for lots of reading).
Why might someone do something as crazy as cancel their cable and internet?
Well, it began with good intentions. Over Christmas break pretty much every TV show we watch was in reruns so we didn't watch a lot of television. By cutting just that out, we spent more time reading and just time together as a family. Then my husband came home and proposed we cut out both tv and internet. I readily agreed...without really thinking it through. He charmed me with lots of family time and the prospect of extra money we'd have if we didn't that bill to pay. (He says to put in savings...I say to spend on home projects. Whatever. )
Then the TV was gone. And the internet. And it was a little boring. We did end up getting an antennae so we can pick up over the air channels, but what I'm missing most is the internet. It's really showing me how much time I spent surfing Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest, and blogs. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing yet.
Maybe I'll make my weekly trip to the coffee shop a ritual and get my internet fix here each week. Wish me luck. I'll let you know how it goes.