catch your breath.

Let me start by saying that I had bold plans for my Sunday. With football season in full swing and a windy day in the forecast, {cv} and I planned to hunker down and enjoy the day at home. I woke up at 7:21am to my phone buzzing on my side table to discover the power had flickered. No biggie, I thought, until I heard a strange whistling noise from downstairs.


The cats discovered the source of the whistling before I did: the plug for our modem/router. In other words, it signaled the end of my productive Sunday. It ruined my skype date I had later that morning. Two fruitless hours on the phone with tech support and countless other inconveniences aside, {cv} and I are without internet at home until late Tuesday.

As I write this post in a crowded Panera, it realized something I should thought about at 7:22 on Sunday morning: maybe I just really need to catch my breath. I don't need to spend the entirety of my Sunday prepping for the week ahead. Maybe I need to lay low, watch football, and eat some chili with {cv}, even if my to-do list is growing by the minute. Why? Because it always gets done anyway.

The lesson I will take away from this goofy fiasco? I need to slow down. And be ok with it. Really.


P.S. I know having the internet is a luxury in and of itself, so I don't mean for anyone to think I'm taking that for granted. I was just surprised at what a wake-up call this incident gave me!

14 comments:

  1. I need to do this too! I went without internet this weekend (and it was quite nice!). Slowing down is just necessary every once and awhile! I'm glad you're doing it now too!

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  2. I agree- I'm always go go go... especially with my blog. Always thinking of posts, writing drafts and thinking I have to post. I need to catch my breath, too!!! Thanks for reminding me of this.

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

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  3. oh no! you didn't miss much on the Pats front :( I can totally relate though, the feeling of disconnect when the computer is out of service, or the cell phone is lost is crazy, I suppose that's the way it goes these days though! Hope you have a great day :)

    xoxo andrea
    www.yesterdaystomorrowblog.com

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  4. Sometimes the best thing in the world for our peace of mind is for the modem to crash or to see "No Service" by 0 bars on our phones. Even though it's an involuntary break, it's a break and it's usually well needed! Hope you enjoyed yours! KC

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  5. Amen girl. Sometimes we just need to take a break. I try to, but I really think it would take my Internet going out to really take a break!

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  6. yes! i totally feel you! we're in this weird age where we're so connected all the time, it's nice to just enjoy being unplugged every now and then. sometimes i purposely forget my phone at home so i can savor real life moments instead of check my email every five minutes!

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  7. I love the lessons we learn from chaos!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  8. Enjoy your little break...and your time at Panera! I've been sitting on the couch for half the day trying to figure out what exactly I am supposed to be doing today. It's 1:30 and I still have yet to figure it out!! GAH! Maybe this was my time to catch my breath...then at least I can chalk it up to being productive?!? lol.

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  9. What a great reminder!! I forget that way too much and usually stress and worry about the "to-do" list even thou, like you said, it gets done eventually!! Have a great week!!

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  10. And isn't it amazing that it really does always get done?! Sometimes I wonder how it happens. When I know I have a lot on my I figure out the next time I won't have a lot, and I just close my eyes and coast to that day. It doesn't happen now that I finished grad school, but it still happens. I'm sorry that you had this unplanned inconvenience. Being without internet makes me feel like I live in the 19th century.

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  11. I understand your frustrated. I feel the same when my Internet goes down. For me if I know when its going to be fixed its easy to give it up and move on to actually doing other things more important. It is a luxury that we should be grateful for every day as it gives us such amazing doors to open in life. However we are to attached!

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  12. Thanks for this reminder -- I need that this week! :-)

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