Monday, July 18, 2011
MEDIA MONDAY - WEEK THREE
How was your weekend ? My weekend was pretty good. I'm behind on my crafting. So I won't be spending that much time on my blog or on Facebook today.
Today is Week Three in the "Media Monday" series over at the Women Living Well site. Click here to visit this week's link. It's about media and our spouses.
Now, I am NOT married. I'm still single, so I have absolutely no street credit when it comes to talking about this subject. However, there is one point that I can identify with and that is spending so much time with technology, that you don't spend time wth your loved ones.
As most of you know, my dad and I share an apartment. It saves on expenses. Plus, my dad and I get along, so at this season in my life, there is no reason to live in seperate places. Also, my dad and I very much have our own lives. That's a good thing and very important. Well, I was beginning to notice, that the computer was taking up a lot of time, in my life and my dad's life. So much so, that we'd cook breakfast, and my dad would take his upstairs while he was working on the computer. I'd be left to sit downstairs by myself . Sometimes I was the one who had breakfast upstairs.
Long story short, it was really starting to get on my nerves and make me sad. We are not so busy that we can't turn off the technology at least during mealtimes. We all have the same amount of time in the day. If our loved ones really are the most important, do we show it? So my dad and I agreed that we would eat together. No computers, no nothing. It's been working out great. We talk more. Dad tells many more silly jokes. It's really nice :) :)
Again, as Courtney points out in her post, technology is a-moral. It's what we do with it, that it could be used for good or bad. I think anything that starts to detract too heavily from personal interactions with other people can be too much. So at least for me and my little home, we'll not be using the computer during mealtimes ;) :)
MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S OLD SHOP SCALE, WITH SOME ADDED LACE AND A VINTAGE-LOOKING PIGGY BANK : :) :)
That's about it for today. The weather has been really cloudy and in the 70s the last few days. It's been a welcome relief from the heat. I know so many people need rain. I'm praying for rain and lots of it.
I've got a lot on my mind today..or so it seems. This post is shorter than usual. Knitting and crocheting are on my list of things to do today. Oh, I have this craving for a nice juicy cheeseburger, today. Not sure if I'll actually get one, but I still want to eat one :) :) Have a really great Monday everyone. That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)