So, I took a break from social networking. I found that my normal embrace of differences of opinion was turning into me feeling attacked and overly defensive - and days after a debate/argument, I was still stewing and yelling at my husband for things he couldn't care less about. My revelation? (well, I've known this all along...just decided to finally listen to myself.) Social networking and friends should never leave you angry and bitter for days following a disagreement. So alas, I distanced myself from the computer and said friends. :)
I call this my "Computer-Cation".
And what did I do, you ask?
Well I will tell you!
I played hard!
Stephen, Delaney and I spent countless hours putting costumes on and playing pretend. We read massive amounts of books and created some new veggie concoction treats so that snacktime was full of healthy treats.
Playdates with my sister's kids and a very good friend's kids.
Parks, rivers, hikes, boatrides...
We made delicious dinners out of the little food we had, due to the job situation. We spent out evenings playing outside with the neighbors or dancing around inside to blaring music off youtube.
Mike put in an awesome stone pathway up to the house.
Our washing machine broke (sappy country song, right?), and I have learned how to wash clothes by hand - surprisingly, I'm loving it.
I turned down some potential births due to distance and timing :(, but picked up some back-up doula work and a few placenta encapsulations. :)
All in all, a fabulous computer-cation. And although my posts are going to keep coming while I nurse my daughter in the quiet darkness of the computer room, I think this vacation is going to become a permanent vacation. I am happier, less stressed, soaking up the sun, and not missing a second of the Adventures of Stephen and Delaney!