Life Outside The Computer

I often work 12 days straight at the PC, so I took a 48-hour moratorium and remembered what life was like before the computer attracted 90% of my attention and 90% of my social life was online.

Circumstances converged to allow me a Me Party (ala my daughter’s favorite scene from the Muppets below) without roommates or child, during which I:

  • Made a winter curry soup in good soup weather.  Frankly I
    enjoy prepping all the little cubes of things more than eating! IMG_0251

IMG_0249 IMG_0250 The soup has heart thanks to the creativity of my Sister who gifted this hand-painted bowl.

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  • Attempted a self portrait with my daily crayon time and bought a hand-held recording device to tell myself how much I appreciate her (now that I am a Kindnessville groupie). BTW, you know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds?  Well art does plastic surgery for free! : )


  • Drew a mandala.


  • And an inept drawing of what I would like to do for a few days in some mythical time.


  • Outlined a book I intend to self-publish to make available to those facing childhood cancer.
  • Outlined a PDF pamphlet about reconnecting to nature for Care for Caregivers/Healing Outdoors.
  • Cleaned my fish tank.
  • Meditated.
  • Journaled about how best to rekindle and serve with my heart passion for Healing Outdoors and concluding I need to start attending local caregiver support groups and asking them what they need.
  • Almost completed a knitting project I cannot photograph since it is a gift.
  • Hiked Ebey’s bluff in the wind and watched a guy dangling from the sky.
  • Gave gratitude I am surrounded by such natural abundance.
  • Asked myself what my life would be like if I was away from the computer for more than 48 hours.

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About Erin W

A sensitive plant, bamboo strong.
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4 Responses to Life Outside The Computer

  1. Alex says:

    Beautiful! Love it. You sure know how to party HEARTY!

    In lovingkindness,

  2. I really loved this Erin!!! Having a “me party” sounds like something we all should do from time to time…..Especially if we are at jobs that take up so much of our time and energy. Great way to re-fuel!

    So happy to hear that you did this for yourself, awesome example of “ultimate self-care” in action!

    Thank you so much for sharing such a big part of your life with us…I think I am due in for a “me party” as well!

    ((HUGZ)) to YOU!

    • Erin W says:

      I agree Shelley. You are due for a thousand me parties! 🙂 Your last blog post was full of great self-care ideas as well. It is constant fun work, eh?

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