An interesting thing happened yesterday, New Year's Eve. I worked til 3, shopped for the ingredients to make collard greens, hoppin' john and a from scratch pumpkin cake. After stowing away the groceries I thought I'd jump on the computer to see what all my friends were planning for the upcoming New Year.
Much to my dismay, I have no internet connection or cable tv. Turning off the computer I attempt to re-set the modem. Nope, still no internet. My heart is anxiously beating now. Calling Xfinity, a recorded message informs me that technicians are working on the problem and all should be up and running by 6:45. I settle in with my book. At 6:45 on the dot I head back to my computer, still no internet. Calling Xfinity again I am now told there is no estimation as to when the problem will be fixed. I enter my phone number so I can be notified once the issue is resolved.
Since My Love and I are staying home what should I do with my time? Hmmm...My Love suggests a fire in the fire pit outside. Sounds good to me. While he's preparing the fire I am preparing my worries and cares list to burn. Each New Year's Eve I write my worries and cares on a slip of paper and then burn them so I can begin each New Year without the burden of needless mind games. Tossing my list on the flames I feel the weight already lifting and the worries and cares fly away as ashes on the wind.
With no computer, cell phones or tv to distract us My Love and I have a nice chat at the fire pit. As we sip our drinks we talk about the things we've accomplished in 2013. Writing my first blog post. Celebrating 7 years together. My Love reclaiming his wood flooring business. All the laughs we shared, the tears we cried and the love we still have for each other. It was perfect. As 2013 bowed out and 2014 entered our lives, we focused on how fortunate we are to have family, happiness and love in our world.
At 10:13 this morning I received the call to let me know that our internet and cable tv had been restored. Initially I was irritated with Xfinity, but now I realize the gift that they gave me; the opportunity to share a conversation without interruption. And for that, Thank You!
Have you let the internet and tv take a large chunk out of your world? How are you managing it?
Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!!!