The longer I am away from the internet, the more I dislike it when I return to it. Does anyone else experience this? I love looking up recipes and craft ideas, but I enjoy looking those things up in a book just as much (or even more). There is something solid and familiar about a book. I like the quickness of finding a recipe through a search engine, but I love pouring over old favorite cookbooks and stumbling on recipes that I might want to try, while searching for another recipe.
I do miss the chance to skype and chat with friends that live farther away, but I have a phone and it seems to work pretty well to stay in touch. I guess what I am saying is that I don't feel like I am missing out on anything by not being connected and that I actually enjoy being unplugged from computers and the internet (I am perfectly aware that this might change once I have a baby and we spend hours of time together by ourselves). But for now, I enjoy it and I am thankful for a husband that does not require internet or cable tv for any of his pursuits.
Since it is almost thanksgiving, I suppose I should do a post about being thankful... but I would rather go home and clean my kitchen. Maybe there will be time next Monday when I am in lab to through together some words about how thankful I am to be alive. There is so much of life that I am thankful for (and I am even more thankful the more I meet ungrateful, miserable people). That God for joy and peace.
(It is my favorite holiday)
More posts will come about some new recipes that I have tried recently (including gingerbread cupcakes, gyros (bread and meat), and marshmallows and hot chocolate).