So, the move is complete. Well... kind of. All of our stuff is in our new apartment and we're sleeping there. But, that's about as far as we've gotten. Everything else is complete chaos. Boxes and rubbermaid totes everywhere.
I'm not too worried about it though. Taking it a couple boxes at a time and enjoying my long weekend off.
We don't have TV or internet at our new place. Actually, Phil and I have lived the majority of our married life without both of these things. Whenever I tell people that they always do a double take... "Wait. You don't have TV?"
Correct. We have a TV... for movies and Phil's games, but no, it's not hooked up to get any channels.
And it is wonderful.
It amazes me how much time becomes available without these distractions.
We're not anti-TV in any way. I have times where I crave a few hours of food network, or a couple episodes of law & order svu... and I hop over to my parents for a "fix."
But, for the most part, I really enjoy the absence of technology. It leaves time for things that otherwise would never happen. Like reading a good book in the bathtub. Taking the dog for an extra long walk. Cooking dinner together. Taking a drive... just to take a drive. The possibilities are endless : )
If you've never done it, I'm challenging you. Take a day, a weekend, a week, a month... whatever you feel comfortable with. And commit to shutting the TV off, unplugging the computer, silencing the cell phones.
And enjoy the silence.
Have a beautiful day.