Friday I turned off all my electronic devices and hid them from sight for 24 hours. It was great! I was amazed at how much more relaxed I was. And how much I then noticed how everyone had their nose in a device. Including my husband, who refused to participate in the "Technology Shabbat".
We had a wonderful weekend together, though.
Lots of conversation. We went to dinner Friday night then came home and sat in front of a fire with the two cats. I read a paper book. He was on his computer.
On Saturday, I had one of my rewards for my health actions last week. I went downtown and visited a favorite vintage shop. Didn't find anything, but it was nice to be out and about. Hubby met me for lunch downtown and we sat outside on a patio.
Then we went over to a coffeeshop and sat around talking more, while I crocheted on a beach bag I am making for our vacation which is soon. (HE was on his smartphone.)
Afterwards, we drove to check out a wine store here that we have never been in. It was great! They had a loft upstairs for sitting that was decked out like an Arabian palace and we sampled a wine. Brought home a white and some cheese (the cheese was not worth it...lesson learned).
Still Saturday, we had a nice meal together and more conversation!
Yesterday it was so warm, we got to sit outside on our screened porch and hubby practiced his ukulele. He can play many instruments.
Instead of journaling here the past few days, I was working on a paper journal, using the guidelines in the book, "No Excuses Art Journaling" by Gina Rossi Armfield. I recommend her book highly if you are at all interested in this kind of thing. She breaks it down into very small daily activities that add up. Kind of like a health journey.
I didn't track all weekend, though. BOO!
On the upside, for the first time since his leg was crushed 7 months ago, hubby and I took a walk together around the block! What a relief! The doctor says since the metal in hubby's leg is "so prominent" it will likely have to be taken out later. I hope we will be able to once again have active walking vacations like we have been until now.
Here's a pic of hubby walking in Paris last year. We had a wonderful time and averaged 10 miles a day. 14 one day.