As you may have heard, we had a major snow event in my area yesterday. I was stoked for a day at home. I pictured a day full of knitting, reading blogs, and hanging out on Facebook, all with the TV on in the background. Instead I woke up to find we were without power.
You all know I have a wood stove so we weren’t cold. And I have a gas cook stove so we had coffee and tea and a hot breakfast. Really, I can’t complain. And yet, I’m going to do just that.
I read a book on my Kindle and I did some knitting and I was bored. Bored! Me! I’m never bored but I was.
This boredom made me realize 3 things about myself:
- I am addicted to my iPhone. When I wore the battery completely down I sent Dale out into the snow drifts to charge it with my car charger. And when the power came back on shortly after that I sent him back out to retrieve it. My precious, indeed.
- I am addicted to Facebook. It was my connection to the outside world yesterday. Well, until my phone battery gave up.
- I am addicted to television. I needed news and I needed The View and I needed a soap opera and a rerun of Grey’s Anatomy. I was adrift without my favorite shows and my mood was decidedly cranky. I’m not proud of this but it’s true.
The power came back on at 3:45 and within minutes I had the laptop powered up, Hannah was checking Facebook on her Mac, and Dale was using his iPad to check his email.
At least I’m not alone with my addictions.