They say that fasting is healthy for you. It forces you to focus on what’s really important and re-prioritize things. What do they know?


I did it. I fasted from the computer for a whole day. A WHOLE DAY. Well, 14 hours, which is a whole day in my book. It wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. Du made an agreement with me: if I could abstain from computer usage until 8pm then he would rub my back for a whole 30 minutes. Just to see if I could do it. Chills for 30 minutes? A challenge? I’m in.


Hello my lonely.

On a normal day, throughout the day I will check email, read posts that come in (remember, 75+ subscriptions…I cannot afford to wait to see them in a reader at the end of the day. I’m doing that now and it’s taking for freakin ever), make comments sometimes on said posts, learn CSS, play around with CSS, twit, window shop, actually do some work. It all takes time people. And although I was very productive today, my evening feels frantic and I’m lightheaded. I’ve got so much electronica to catch up on. I had over 130 emails waiting on me (Note to self: don’t subscribe to Lula‘s comment feed when you’re not going to check your email that day. Girl gets some comments.)


I shall now brag about how much I actually did get done today. I mowed the lawn; mowed the neighbor’s front yard; cleaned out the truck (two girls who self feed…gross); called utility companies to notify them of our pending move; did laundry; posted a letter or two; ran to WalMart, the post office and the car wash; fed chillins, played with chillins; babysat one of Reagan’s friends; altered a garment I didn’t quite like the look of; vacuumed; made dinner; what else. Oh, about every 15 minutes my mind would think, “ok, time to check in.” Then I would have to remind myself, I’m in it to win it.


So the dilemma is: I enjoyed being productive all day. But is it really efficient for me to save all my computer work till the end of the day? I know the answer people, I’m just asking rhetorically. I’ve got to find some good method of checking in and staying on top of it all, while still being as productive as I was today. This is going to force me to fire up that side of my brain that is all organizational and OCD and AR, that used to be oh so ever present up until the birth of number two. This is a good thing since we’re moving in some 20 odd days and I haven’t done a darn thing about it…except call the utility companies.


But for now, let’s all clap and cheer and slap me on the back (no, don’t do that, I hate that) and tell me how great I did today. It was all for a higher purpose.

Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

6 thoughts on “Fasting

  1. Good for you! We are moving beginning next weekend and haven’t done a thing to get ready for it yet. Thankfully, it’s just across town and we technically have 2 weeks to do it in. I haven’t even called about the utilities yet though!

  2. I am very impressed! I think it was worth it too for 30 minutes!! 🙂 I can tell I’m not really into the computer thing….I can still go days without looking at it!

  3. This is funny! I have the exact same problem! Only my computer is in the basement family room, and I have to find ways to talk my daughter into leaving her playroom or the back porch and run downstairs “just for a minute”. I’m forcing myself into a fast today (well, after I check a few things…ok, by noon for sure!) because I have a ton of laundry to do and my house is disgusting. My blogging addiction is taking over my life!

    I read your comment on my page, and I just wanted to tell you that as far as I know, none of my family reads my blog. My husband reads it, but he knows the whole story and is very supportive. I had a link to my blog on my myspace page, then I took it down thinking that I’d rather talk to strangers than old friends and family. But, if family or friends stumble upon it, I refuse to be ashamed. It’s my past, and I’m the one who has to deal with it. I’ve spend too many years keeping it a deep dark secret–it’s time to bring it to light.

    I really want to encourage you to write your own story, even if it’s handwritten in an old spiral bound notebook and then shoved in the deepest, darkest corner of your attic! You don’t have to publish it online like I did, but if you want to, create a different blog only you know about.

    Off to start my computer fast…. 🙂

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