I probably should have posted about the February challenge on Wednesday instead of #2’s delightful rant about modern homesteaders with poor planning skills. But I got busy!
We do challenges in February instead of New Years Resolutions because February is the shortest month!
This year my challenge will be to not reach for the iPad/iPhone first thing in the morning. I will not check any twitter/comics/fun websites until my 10:30 break. If I want to check my email, I will need to get up and do it from my computer, or if I’m stuck somewhere I can use my phone. I can also use my phone to check the weather. (I will allow myself to look at the blog comments after getting to work.)
Day 1: DH was on a business trip, so it was relatively easy for me to avoid getting sucked into online entertainment since I had to get DC2 ready. I did, however, wake up at 4:30 and instead of reaching for the ipad which I really wanted to do, I slept fitfully off and one for another hour and some change. I’m not sure if this was a good thing or not because I had gone to sleep around 9pm the night before and may not have needed that extra time. Still, I could have gotten up and done work (but it was cold!) and chose not to. Once the kids were off and I got to my computer (7:20am– I worked from home) I had a really hard time not flipping to agaishanlife’s weekly link love. A really hard time!
Day 2: Similar to Day 1.
Today: DH was home and I had a really hard time not poking through the internet because it was sooo hard to leave the warm bed, which is part of why this is late. If I could have just gotten up instead of lying in bed snoozing off and on… (This is still going to be posted late because we’re going out for breakfast and then shopping before I’ll have a chance to get through links). After DH woke up we did spend some time looking at emails from car dealers and which brunch places in town are open at 8am and serve grits (update: we ended up getting chicken biscuits and donuts instead.
And now for some links:
Is your librarian racist?
Green card veteran facing deportation starts hunger strike
Putin’s Saturday Night Massacre: He got Trump and the GOP to sell out America (Trump decided not to enact new sanctions against Russia that Congress overwhelmingly voted for.)
Love, regret, and the state legislature
Democrats are completely and totally misusing this study
Why women’s voices are scarce in economics
Athem refuses to pay emergency room costs
Scalzi with a truly touching tribute that made at least one of us cry
These are truly beautiful
The rediscovery of Florence Price
How to fight in a ballgown
Scientists review everyday objects
A really thought provoking post from Solitary Diner about how we behave with money when we label ourselves rich compared to other labels (at the same amount of income/savings)
A Natural Scientist thinks out her career reboot 5 year plan
Woman who stopped buying coffee still suffering from intergenerational poverty
Protesting the wage gap (The post is a joke, but it’s true that people work harder when they’re paid more!)
10 more ways to a bookworm’s heart