A Timeless Place

My view early this morning while getting the paper, the sun was greeting me and promising a sunny beautiful day!  Most of the leaves have dropped in my area and suddenly the cool air has somewhat arrived.  The birds are still singing and the crickets are chirping, but I know soon there will be the silence that heralds in late fall early winter.

This week found me facing technical difficulties that were overall minor but in my mind blown out of proportion.  My internet was down for three hours and I was distraught (yes, crazy) over my reaction and to its absence.  While I was on the phone complaining to my daughter she suggested  I read a book.  Didn't she know it wasn't that time of the day to read a book?  It was that time of the day to be on the internet.  Funny how the mother daughter relationship takes a role reversal at times.  I was the petulant child whining over a problem that I had no control of in any way.

So I picked up my book and entered into a timeless place where internet problems are absent.  My afternoon ended up quite relaxing and yes the internet was restored but my reading took precedence, as it should.  Free time doesn't need to have technical difficulties.

Along with internet woes, I had some iphone issues that required a trip to the genius bar. My husband and I decided to make it a day trip and had lunch out with yarn shopping and used cd-record shopping.  We had a fun time and yes, I did buy more yarn, I had to console myself somehow. (and the genius bar replaced my phone)

So today as I sit here typing up my post with the internet, I'm planning on a weekend filled with reading, knitting and enjoying the last of fall's color display-one swift wind will result in bare trees. My "do nothing" weekends are my favorite.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


  1. oh, gosh----I had to laugh.....yes, I know what you mean when you say.....it's not time to do that. Aren't we such creatures of habit? And I HATE my habits broken, too!!! Glad all is well now. Enjoy that do-nothing weekend. I'm rather envious!!!

  2. Oh, Karen, I can SO RELATE to how you felt when the internet was down! It is as if the world has shut down! I'm the same way. I'm glad your daughter gave you some good "motherly" advice. :) Wait until the kids start frantically calling and calling and get no answer...then when you do get in and answer the phone they wonder where you've been! ;) Talk about role reversal! I love it!

    And I love that you are going to have a do nothing weekend! I'm planning on a quiet couple of evenings to get some crocheting done.

  3. I can empathise with you Karen. It's frustrating when plans get altered by things out of our control, but lovely when our daughters are there for us, in the same we are always for them. I've just had a lovely long chat with Hannah...it's so good to be in touch regularly.

    It's much colder here than it was and snow is forecast for next month but most of the leaves are still green and in tact. We have very changeable weather one day dark and rainy the next the sun is shining brightly.

    Your afternoon read sounds like my stolen, irresistible Oscar Wilde moment last Sunday...Glad you enjoyed it. Your unexpected day out sounds perfect too...Hope the weekend continues in the same vein.
    Have fun

  4. We were supposed to go on a field trip to the farm with C's school. It snowed and is 32 degrees out. Our plans for the day totally changed and I'm now kind of looking forward to a "do nothing" day!

  5. "Free time doesn't need to have technical difficulties." --That's a quote worth remembering. It needs to be a bumper sticker, I think. I hate to think that I have become dependent on the internet, but I know it's true. ; ) I'm so glad that your broken phone at least resulted in some yarn shopping. My favorite LYS closed this spring, and I confess that I've been buying most of my new yarn online, which is a shame because yarn really needs to be seen and touched.

    You live in such beautiful, natural surroundings!

  6. Oh I totally GET you re no internet - I use it such a lot - even to download my audio book onto Iphone.. Gadget girls we are. I too have set computer times and would be cross too that it through out my routine.

    Love Leanne

  7. do nothing weekends are the best! hope yours is lovely and full of nothingness :)

  8. Isn't it funny how we feel shut off from the world without the internet? As if everything came to a screeching halt... When we go to Germany to stay with my mom (who does't have internet - by choice!) it always takes me a few days to get used to being "disconnected". It's a good thing though, leaves more time for the important things.
    Hope your do nothing weekend is all you want it to be! :-)

  9. I love do nothing weekends...enjoy!

  10. I surprise myself sometimes with how dependent I am on my routines. This week has been busy with other things. I've survived and enjoyed it. :-) What a lovely view and wonderful photo. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. LOL! I'm not laughing at you but with you over the distress that getting out of "our schedule" and being unable to use the internet can cause. It worries me about myself a bit sometimes. LOL! Glad things are righted in your world and hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend! Sounds like one is in store. blessings ~ tanna

  12. I love your fall banner!
    Your internet episode just sounds sooo familiar... :)
    Glad you had a good time! Have a great weekend and happy knitting with your new yarn!

  13. Yes, I get a little nuts too when our internet is down!

  14. I think I would love to have my internet down for a while. It would probably be very good for me.
    Just think how it was 20 years ago....how did we survive?! ; )
    Hope your weekend was great.

  15. I can so relate! Internet problems are the worst. Every now and again they turn the power off for the day, and I must seek shelter elsewhere, not just because of the net but because I can't make coffee or tea at home!


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