In the past month, the following have been lost or broken:
my alarm clock
my cell phone
my dvd player
my camera's memory card
I am taking this as a bit of a sign that I need to disconnect! I hope to make it through the summer as an analog homeschool mom, and spend some time thinking and praying about what role, if any, all of this technology should play in my life, and the life of my children.
I have seen benefits (no temptation to check email) and also downsides (no pictures of first haircut, no google maps for directions).
I do know one thing, though, if I am going to make a major investment in technology all at once I am going to make sure that it is integrated.
A really sweet laptop could replace almost all of the above devices, since our TV just happens to have a computer port.
Running without music has been interesting, I have started to enjoy it now that the weather is nice, but it is hard to get out on gray days with no music. I have also stopped using my husband's fancy watch, so I don't know my pace or splits of any kind, I just go for a run around the neighborhood and come home when I feel tired. This is not a good training plan long term, but for keep me moving post-race it seems to be working just fine.
So, if you don't hear from me for a while, we are all okay, we've just taken a field trip to the 80's!