I have followed the eco challenges each Wednesday with Reduce Footprints, along with many amazing people. This Wednesday, yesterday, I was so busy. I checked my email for the latest challenge, but not seeing it went on with my day. About 10pm I finally went online long enough to reply to a few comments and noticed there was a Wednesday challenge after all. I was too tired to even read it. Funny thing is I had in fact accepted the challenge and done very well considering.
This weeks challenge was to disconnect from the computer or phone for a day, or longer, to recharge, except as needed for work.
You probably know I recently began to take a breather from the computer on the weekends and find I am refreshed when I return. Words flow better and ideas tend to be better formed in my head.
So I thought in light of taking a day off mid-week I’d show you what we were doing instead.
First row of three were completed Monday, we now have three beds filled, have compost mixed in and a good number of the rocks removed.
Two rows of sunflower seeds have been planted. The area went from this:
Some organization of my home after the weekend of collecting furniture was desperately needed. Comforter, white shelf, small table are gone. The coffee table is set up in front of the loveseat and bankers chair is next to them as a conversation area. . Here’s what it looked like by the end of Sunday dumpster diving.
I have one end table taken apart and have begun the sanding. Table legs are done as are the sides.
Any guesses on the colors this table will be sporting next time you see it?
Some mending needs my attention. This comforter we found has now been washed and the seam repaired.
Rather than fight the bunnies for my leafy greens I will keep them indoors. This drawer I found is now a planter box filled with spinach seeds.
I enjoyed some time with friends in the Little Cove, more chairs have shown up as groups get larger.
The basket my grandson found got a coat of milk paint and sealer and has a new home at one neighbors where it will be a planter for herbs.
Finally, my grand-daughter came over for a picnic dinner, girls night, and spent the night with me.
I love my computer and everything it allows me to do in life, but some days we do need to walk away and remember what life was like before we had them.
What do you do on a day you walk away from technology?