I read a lot about the joys of unplugging. Being without the internet or television allows you to reconnect with things that are important in life, or so it’s been said. I’ve been without both since late Monday night (until this evening) and I’ve learned that what’s important in life is….
The internet and television!
I’m joking (sorta, maybe), but I do think there’s a distinct different between choosing to unplug say when you’re spending a weekend with loved ones and being forced to when a storm rips the cable line from your house and puts it in your neighbors yard.
Can I just add that I’m deathly afraid that a tree is going to fall on our house during one of these strong summer storms? I’m pretty sure it was a limb that knocked the wire down.
Of course, this would happen the week I decide not to make any sort of weekday plans whatsoever. Maybe it was a good thing though. Without the distraction of the Internet or cable (really the internet, I don’t watch much tv, but when the internet is not available that’s different.), I focused on cooking some nice meals and that I did. (I’m kind of on my own in the evenings; Jason is usually asleep.)
And after three days of not blogging, I have Writer’s Block. Figures. I can tell you this. Last night, I made Quinoa Broccoli Casserole.
This was not what you’d call a quick meal. It took well over an hour to make. But it was tasty and besides, I didn’t have anything else to do. Even Jason, who typically doesn’t like quinoa (gasp!), thought it was really good.
Casseroles should be more popular. They are pretty delicious. At least this one was.
Now if you’ll excuse me, Jeopardy is on.