Are you losing touch with the outside world too?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bantymum, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all,
    I have come to realise that my online experience as enjoyable as it is has taken over my life.
    I have been stagnant in my home and career life, I have been spending nights online in here in my office and as I looked out of the room I saw my son sitting on the lounge and it hit me like a bolt. What am I doing? why arent i sitting next to him reading a book with him or just talking to him? What happened to my house, why is it so messy, why is my chook pen dirty?why does my Dh look so lonely?
    Why does my cat ignore me now!!
    Is internet posting just as addictive as online gaming?
    I think so.
    What did I do with my life before I got a computer.
    Think about it.
    I love you guys dont get me wrong, but I am going to try and find a balance in which I can spend quality time with my loved ones and restore order to my household.
    I will still come here once a week if I can hold out, to help offer some knowledge etc. Ive made such wonderful friends.
    To all of you, thankyou for everything.
    Talk soon
    'HelenXXXX
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  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I hear you on that one. I have to peel myself away from this computer and byc. I need to work on just "peeking" in every once in a while not EVERY hour. [​IMG] Go read your boy a book and love on your kitty and your hubby. See you in an hour. [​IMG]
     
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are so right bantymum............I wish you the best.....I am alone......and that makes it easier......but I too have tried cutting back lately...........to get off my butt [​IMG] your family will love you for it..... come back at least once a week though............. cause we love ya...and I know I enjoy your post's........ [​IMG]
     
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I very seldom post when I am at home or on weekends. There are just to many other things to do, I will try to check out BYC before work or during lunch during the week.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww, Helen....I too know what you mean. My children are all grown...so no worry there...but my "babies"(feathered ones) seem to be getting the short end of the stick. I get on here in the AM...before DH gets up...and sometimes in the evenings, while he is at work. Summer is coming soon here, and I am sure I will not be on here as much.
    Go grab the kitty....kiss the DH...and sit with your son, maybe watch a family movie together. Then, after the movie...tell them to get off thier butts and help ya clean that house! LOL
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I hear you Bantymum! I have to force myself away from the computer and on to the rest of life everyday.
     
  7. Good luck to you! I can relate.
     
  8. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids are grown and gone. Normally I read and post when having coffee in the morning. I also have my computer on and am reading and posting while watching TV in the evening. Guess I'm more "listening" to the TV than actually watching. Except when "Lost" is on.

    I watch my Grandson 1 or 2 days a week and they don't even have TV. LOL. Friday when I was there I had a styrafoam(sp) sword fight with my 2 year old Grandson. He's a hoot.
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I'm only on the computer while at work, and for me, "losing touch with the outside world" means that I can ignore my boring job for a little bit, which is a GOOD thing!!!

    The "outside world" is no big bargain anyway, most of the time. Except if you have loving family that you might be neglecting...
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I hear ya. Mine is a bit easier though as my bf is at work til 8 and I work where i can get on the net and i have ALOT of down time!
    Go clean out that coop and THEN come back and tell us about it!
     

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