Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Back to living

I have had a wonderful time getting to know so many internet friends and swapping fabric again, but the computer time has really done a number on me.
Lately I spend far too much time sittig here looking at this monitor.
I have had a flare up of the nerve issue I struggle with.
My arms simply cannot handle the computer time.
I also noticed the other night, while I sat chatting with a few friends...that my daughter was reading my son his bedtime story. I thought to myself perhaps it's time to step away from the internet again.
I tend to get very absorbed and forget what's going on around me.

The internet to me is a book. I can sit here for hours soaking it all up like a sponge, yet it's not the same as a book.
My library of how to and what's what books is extensive. I really don't need to search and google.

I spend hours pouring over blogs learning how they do what they do and wanting to be certain I do it the right way. Is there a right way?

Last night I was frightened. My injury is old, from a car acciddent, yet it flares up and starts all over. Something with the nerves in my neck and shoulder and then I can't feel my face, I have difficulty breathing and muscle contractions in my eye.
I've come to the realization that it's not worth it.

This is not the life I am trying to live.
All this time all I wanted was a peaceful healthy life.
I'm going to step away and take a break.
Time for healing.

I highly recommend some of the blogs in my sidebar. I have learned much from them and simply enjoy reading.
My garden thanks them.

My goal is to get back into all of the things I was trying to learn about being self sufficient and living a simple frugal life.
I will be posting on how that goes in the future.
Talk to you soon.


  1. Amy, I hope you feel better soon...getting back to basics =) You're absolutely right, the internet is like a book..but not at the same time...but it IS definitely far to easy to get lost in it. I will miss your updates, but look forward to seeing you back again.

  2. Oh wow! I just wrote an email about how I was jealous of your talent for sharing and capturing moments for your blog. I completely understand what you're saying though. The question "is there a right way?" really rings true with me. So much I try to learn from other's experiences, but in the end there is nothing wrong with doing it "wrong" and learning myself is there?

    peaceful healing vibes to you.

  3. I completely understand. I'm right there with you. I truly hope that this break gives you the healing of body and soul that you want. Don't be gone too long, though. I've just recently found your blog and I love it. :) ((HUGS))

  4. Everyone needs a computer break from time to time and I hope you flourish more from your time away. I too have just recently found your blog, but will continue to check it to read your wonderful posts! It's so very real and I think that's what I love about it the most. :)