I have felt very restless and discontent lately. Is it because I’m not grateful for what I have? No, absolutely not. I have been richly blessed. I am restless because I know in my heart that I am not fully entering into that blessing. I am wasting my time on frivolous things that don’t matter. So, my husband and I made a difficult decision. We decided to not upgrade to high speed internet. You see, dial up is so slow that it has built in limitations. I can’t do video or some audio, so I just don’t go there. I like to be on the internet, so I can only imagine what I would do if I had access to all of that! (scary) I am exploring ways to make my internet time more planned and streamlined so I can have more time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. For example, this post was written rather quickly in an offline blogging program, and then, while it was actually loading on the internet (the really long part), I was perusing a fun catalog with my kids.

So here are some pictures of things I am enjoying and plan to enjoy away from the internet.

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Mommy and Noah

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All the cousins

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Sitting in the shade

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Gardening

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Watching our ducks

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Feeding the chickens

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New hairstyles and hoops!

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Groovin’

I think this is a much better use of my time. Smile

How do you keep your internet use in balance? What cool things are you doing offline?

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  1. I couldn’t agree with you more!!! I find myself being “lazy” and enjoying the internet and facebook instead of living by my motto”you are never promised tomorrow, or even a minute from now. So enjoy every second of today and don’t take little moments with the ones you love and in your life for granted” and yet i do. I think i am just in a rutt, a little depressed eventhough i am super happy! Ugh!
    I know my health is declining and thismorning was a rude awakening when i woke up gasping for air, i couldnt stop coughing for 30 min and felt like there was 200# on my chest. I am sure i had quit breathing. Then get a phone call from Corey he was in an accident on I-80. I promise myself and my children tomorrow, i will be better! I will not let simple pleasures reck or take away the little precious moments that keep passing me by. Like taking the kids to the park, and playing with them more.
    Love and miss you Super Cooper gang! 🙂 <3 xoxo

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