Have discovered Simply Marvellous New Thing.
It's called Talking.
What you do is find someone you like the look of, or who makes you laugh. Then you sit down with that person and Talk.
You can talk about Anything you like from films to books to politics to body hair. Or whatever.
Why didn't I think of it before!
You see, have recently spent an awful lot of time on Computer.
Blogging. Working. Checking Hotmail. Checking Just About Anything Really.
Oooh! Must check and see if Boden have any nice clothes in Sale.
Ooh! Must just see if Nephew has fallen off horse in his 2000 mile charity trek through the
Ooh! Must see if I have any new comments on today's post.
Ooh! Must look up obscure and Totally Unimportant Thing on Google to avoid doing the Ironing. Again.
What? What's that? The phone? Oh, ignore it. They'll go away.
Damn and Blast and Botheration... those bloody people who are coming for supper will be here soon. Will have to stop checking Important Things and cook something. How simply Dreadful. Better check google for some good recipes.
Hooray! Bloody People coming for supper have Been and Gone!
Must check Hotmail!
Must check Comments!
Must check Weather Forecast!
You see how I have become. Not very good, is it?
So I have begun a Simply Brilliant Thing.
Today I had a friend over for coffee. I turned off the computer and turned my back on it.
I think it got quite Sulky. I could have sworn I saw it stick its tongue out.
Had lovely chat with my friend and talked about everything we could think of.
Laughed until we felt sick.
Ate too many chocolate biscuits.
Finished off the cafetiere, sitting at the kitchen table.
Wandered round the garden. Looked at the chickens. Collected the eggs. Friend delighted to receive six beautiful bantam eggs from our two little silkie bantams.
After friend had gone decided to leave the damned computer alone.
Picked flowers. Weeded outside the front door.
Hung out the washing.
Had simply lovely time doing Simple Tasks About The Home.
Will I be bored to death by Simple Tasks by end of tomorrow? Will I be gagging to get back to Important Things like checking out google for the weather for the week after next, or finding a Hanging Thermometer that I can have outside the back door? Or where to find Pink Wellington Boots?
You know, those kinds of Essential Things I Need to Know Immediately?
Will let you know. Might be a Little Tricky to Break the Habit. But will be Simply Marvellous to re-aquaint myself with the Iron and the Washing Powder.
Right. Where are those curtains I was going to make? Better find a nice pattern. Just have a little look on the comput..........NO!!!!!!
This is going to be Harder Than I Thought.
Do they have Computer Users Anonymous?
I'll look it up on the compu...........
Turn. It. Off.