Good Gawd people! Ever wonder what it would be like to live without the internet for oh, say, a WHOLE MONTH? Jaaaaayzuz. Let me just tell you it sucks ginormous rocks. I am beginning to think that this little “paradise” we live in is really just a disguise for its third worldliness. I mean, come ON! Why in the hell did it take them a month to restore service?! Here’s the story. We decided to switch internet providers (actually, the whole thing, tv, internet and phone). No problem, right? We call the people, they promise to come within a week or two (outrageous, that seemed at the time. Can you imagine?). I was a little pissed, but hey, I figured, a week or two, that’s not too bad. We can rough it, read more, play board games etc. It’ll be like camping, you know, without the bugs. A little over a MONTH later we finally have internet. Our phone service was never cut off (see? They know we make a lot of international calls, and it wouldn’t be profitable to cut us off there). I honestly believe that the first company did this *just* to punish us for switching providers. Bunch of effers. They could have waited until we asked them to disconnect the service, I mean, we would have paid them for the extra month. *insert wildly dramatic eye rolling here*
I never realized how MUCH I depend on the internet. I mean, sure, there’s this site, obviously, but even the little things. My recipes are almost all online. I couldn’t get to new recipes I wanted to try for the holidays, or even old ones. I had to wing *everything*. Thank God I kind of know what I’m doing or I would have been screwed. This year was my turn to host *every* *single* *holiday* *meal*. I’m not complaining about that part, but jaaaayzuz. I had no time to breathe, let alone make up recipes, and set up photo shoots. I also did *all* the holiday shopping, *all* the wrapping and still kept my kids and house under wraps. Mostly. (What? I’m not freaking superwoman! lmfao) Ok, I didn’t lose any of my kids and–AND–my house did not collapse onto itself. Victory. Also? I am a youtube junkie. I listen to music on there ALL the time. We use the net for the kids’ homework, so some of my daughter’s stuff had to be done elsewhere.
So, anything positive from the experience? Well, that depends. I think I spent roughly $9000 at the bookstore. They love me now. They said thanks for the vacation to the Greek islands. So, they’re happy about it, I guess. I have caught up on a bunch of books that I wanted to read. I actually *did* play lots of board games with the kids (and bunches of Wii, too). Also, I didn’t realize how much entertaining I was capable of. Apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and King’s Day, we also had several impromptu family get togethers. No one was hurt! (except a few champagne glasses on New Years)
I’m hoping to get back into the swing soon–The kids just went back to school yesterday, but next week? I am going to dust off my camera and start cooking up a veritable storm of non holiday food stuffs.
Thanks for sticking by me, even when I wasn’t here. Love you, readers!! XOXO