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Tech Free Weekend and 0ther Ramblings

Monday, February 25, 2013

Well, this weekend, I attempted to go computer free. Did I have to count my smartphone? I actually did really well. I did not turn the computer on at all and I think I spent a total of 5 minutes on my smartphone for the whole weekend. I considered that a great success.

I'm a card maker. And it's been a long time since I spent any amount of time making cards. Making cards for me is very therapeutic and I forgot how much I enjoy doing it. So this weekend, since I wasn't going to be 'wasting' time on the computer, I spent it making cards. And I loved it! This is a sample of the cards I made this weekend.

I was able to get outside and get a couple of runs in. They were shorter runs of under 5 miles but, it felt soooo good to not have to run on the treadmill. My hubby and I went walking in our woods yesterday afternoon so I got an additional workout, trekking through knee-deep snow. We were a quarter of the way down the trail before we realized that we should have strapped on the snow-shoes. Lesson learned!

Did you stay up to watch the Oscars? I didn't make it very far. I mainly watch to see what the ladies are wearing. I didn't have any favorites this year, did you? I will say, it was awesome to see Robin Roberts reporting. I watched a special 20/20 about her journey, that she experienced this past year. What an amazing person. I wish the media would focus more on individuals like her as heroes.

I also wanted to update everyone on the challenge that I'm doing for Lent this year. It's called the 40 acts and the link can be found here:

What I'm getting from the challenge is that as an individual there is a lot that I can do to live a better life and to help those around me live better. The simple act of smiling and sharing a touch really makes a difference in someone's life.

Have an incredible week!
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    Wow, those cards are so pretty. I love to give cards away and m.b. card making will be something I try in the future.

    Good luck on your lent challenge.
    1846 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Your cards are beautiful! What an amazing talent and skill to have.


    1847 days ago
    Wow going the whole weekend tech free ! what a self challenge and what self control it took to do without the computer for a weekend , but the end results were worth it the cards are beautiful that you made
    1847 days ago
    Wow, Susan, I really love your cards! You've got talent!!! Do you use a card program or is it all by scratch???? Either way, they're beautiful!

    Think of all those extra calories burned by not taking your snowshoes! Lol
    1847 days ago
    I admire you for going tech free for the weekend! I used to grouse that DH couldn't go anywhere without his "brain" (cell phone) and his computer. Nowadays, I'm the one that refuses to unplug. Always want to at least make my SP check-in :-D
    1847 days ago
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