Sunday, October 19, 2008
I spend a great deal of time on the computer. Between work and home I am probably on the computer more than I'm not. Hmmm...what does that say about me?
First, you could assume my children are pretty much grown. They are no longer climbing my curtains, cutting each other's hair the day before Christmas pictures, playing in the toilet or shoving tiny tree frogs in their pants pockets. Yes, those are all *real* life experiences....even the tree frogs. The eyes in the back of my head have assumed their normal position and I use them to look at the computer screen now.
Secondly, you may think I have nothing else to do. This couldn't be further (or is that farther?) from the truth. I'm an excellent multi-tasker. I can do several loads of laundry in between stalking blogs.
Thirdly, you may think I have nothing else to do. This couldn't be further from the truth. I'm an excellent procrastinator.
Something else this *may* say about me is that I also use the internet to stalk scrapbooking galleries for ideas and inspiration. This is pretty accurate. Someday I'll actually step away from the computer and get to work on all these pictures.
But you might also think I'm ignoring my family and that my relationship with them is suffering. Which might be true if they weren't so loud and demanding of my attention and QUITE IMPOSSIBLE to ignore. Besides, they each have their own vices which give me extra time to myself: my daughter...the phone; my sons....their girlfriends; and my husband....TV and Blockbuster Video. And hubby is not computer saavy and so some of my computer time is interrupted with him wanting me to google things for him. The nerve.
And how did anyone live without google?
You would think after spending 12 hours sitting in front of 8 computer monitors at work that I wouldn't want to come home and sit on the computer. And I don't really. Most of my computer time at home are on days that I don't work. I have limits, people.
But if you *really* knew me, you would know that I pretty much exchanged one vice for another. My old one? Reading books. You may be saying to yourself, "Awww...she doesn't read anymore. How sad!" Not true. I'm just reading off a computer screen instead of a book. It's also not true because I didn't really exchange vices. I just added to the reading one. As strange as it sounds, my family is much happier that I split my time between the books and the computer...it's MUCH easier to get my attention when I'm on the computer.
All those life experiences I mentioned when my kids were little? Yeah. They most likely happened when I was reading a book.
Posted by Cheri Pryor at 5:31 AM