Saturday, May 23, 2009

Temporarily Out of Order

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning I'm going to declare myself "Temporarily Out of Order."

I might even write that on a Post-It note and stick it to my forehead.

Tomorrow and Monday, I will not spend more than two hours per day at my computer. I will not check most lists or groups. I will not visit Facebook. I will not log in to Twitter.

Let me repeat that. I will not log in to Twitter.

During the morning, I will exercise, drink coffee, and read fiction. In the afternoon, I will pull a few weeds, drink iced tea and read fiction. And then I'll come back and tell you how I did.

You know, like, did I have withdrawal symptoms? Was I sore after exercising for the first time in weeks? Could I keep my mind from wandering as I tried to read sentences longer than 140 characters?

This isn't going to be easy. I hope you know that.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Good for you, Patricia! I might do the same....but maybe not. I'll probably go through major withdrawal!


Helen Ginger said...

Way to go, Patricia. Breaking the ties, kicking the habit, adios to time killers, starting the relaxation and finding your inner self again.

Where do you want the flowers sent?

Straight From Hel

Karen Walker said...

OOh, I get withdrawal just reading your post!
Seriously, if I'm away from the computer for more than a few hours, it feels like Earth's gravity pulling me back to it. Good for you!
Think I'll try it for Sunday. Maybe I'll only check email.

Karen Walker

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning Elizabeth, Helen and Karen, today's early birds. You all brighten my day, but Helen wins the prize for almost making me snort coffee all over my keyboard.

Today I'll be building a little pile of books drawn from the shelves and stacks of TBR (to be read) books. I'm so excited.

Anonymous said...

Well all righty then - declare it and DO it! LOL

The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

Anonymous said...

Go Patricia! We all need some time away every once in a while. Enjoy it!

N A Sharpe said...

Taking time for yourself - what a wonderful idea! Enjoy. Can't wait to hear how you fared!


Jina Bacarr said...

You go, girl!! Tweet, I mean, treat yourself!


Enid Wilson said...

LOL, like the post-it on the forehead comment. Or you can wear a hat with a changeable label in the front and declare your plan for the day to everyone.

In Quest of Theta Magic

Julie Lomoe said...

I'm reading this after the fact, but I hope you had the ideal day you promised yourself!

Karen Brees said...

Wait a minute!! Snorting coffee over your keyboard?? Sounds like a great way to ensure you can't access anything. What a plan!