Day of rest update, chest cold, tutoring update and CT results

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On Sundays I have decided to take a day of rest from social media (for the most part). This includes facebook, blogs, pinterest, etc. I might check my email once Sunday night due to my tutoring business, but I will do so from my phone so there is no temptation to hop on facebook or other sites.

Sunday was the first one of the new year and let me say, I think I am addicted way more than I thought!

Sunday morning, I took the kids to their PSR class (Religion class at our church) and after I dropped them off, I decided to check facebook. I know that I said that I wouldn't at all, but the goal is to be more present with my family and friends, and the kids were in class and no one that I knew was in the gym where I was sitting and waiting. Well I was on there for about 10 minutes or so and a friend showed up. So I turned my phone off and we sat and chatted for the rest of the time. After we came home, there were several many  times during the day that I was like I should check facebook or I felt like I was missing something. But you know what, I wasn't. If there is an emergency and someone needs to get a hold of me, they can call or text. If there is something that I need to see online, well my Dear Hubby can tell me about it.

So what did I do instead? Well... I took a 4 hour nap in the afternoon. I am developing a chest cold thing, so I really did need to rest. I watched some football with Bill and the kids. I colored in my adult coloring book a little. I went to bed early because I had an awful headache. I really didn't do much of anything significant. Bill did some laundry and he fed the kiddos dinner.

I am hoping that this chest cold just goes away and doesn't get any worse. I am back to tutoring this week and the kids are back in school, so I really don't need to be sick. Speaking of tutoring, I worked myself out of a job with one client. She has asked that we take a break from tutoring for her son until Summer as he is doing well right now. That is my goal, ultimately, when I start working with each client, but it still means that I am down a client (until Summer). I am thankful she is still interested in Summer tutoring.

In other really good news....Jacob's CT scan came back as normal!! I am relieved that at least we have crossed anything physical off as to the reasons he is falling. So we see his doctor again in 2 weeks and we are going to pursue genetic testing and seeing if he is on the ASD spectrum. I am just thankful today that his scan came back as normal!

Do you feel like you have to constantly be connected online or to facebook? 
How do you maintain a balance with your online needs and your real-life needs?

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  1. I definitely had issues with being online constantly - It was pretty rare to see me without my phone near/with me. However, when my youngest daughter's phone stopped working I had let her use mine quite a bit - which lessened my online addiction tremendously! LOL Now that her phone is fixed and mine is back being just mine, I definitely do NOT spend nearly as much time on it as before.
    I do still tend to check blogger/blogs pretty frequently throughout the day though! =)

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    1. I definitely find that my smartphone is one of the reasons I spend so much time online. Hoping this year is the year I take a step back.

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  2. I am so glad about the CT scan. What wonderful news.
    Sorry about being sick. I remember a few times where Den had to take over because I was so sick. (shivers with fear from the memory)

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    1. Bill actually has done a pretty decent job around here. Things are not done the way I would do them, but he is trying. :)

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  3. Great news about the CT scan!! And yes, I need to be more present in the evening as well - I don't check social media, but I do read blogs in the evening. Last night I colored with my youngest for about 30 minutes instead, and it was great. :-)

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  4. So happy to hear about the CT results! Awesome! Regarding social media - I don't really stay that attached during the day. I often forget my phone when i go out and it doesn't bother me. I don't carry it around the house with me either. And I don't feel the need to respond immediately. People can wait.

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    1. I am almost anal about having my phone with me. Something else I should work on...

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  5. Yay on the CT results!!! If I'm working then I usually get bored with the work and check my emails, FB, etc. But if I'm off work, then I'm usually too busy with everything else. If I have time in the mornings before things get hopping, I'll check either email or FB...

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    1. My problem really is that I will sit down to check email and then get sucked into facebook, or blogs, etc.

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  6. Fantastic news about the scan!
    My computer lives on my kitchen table during the day. If I have a busy day, I don't miss it at all and never check my phone for anything other than an expected email. If I am home I will check it whenever I am having coffee or a meal (during the daytime) If I am bored or if the weather is bad I tend to be online more than normal days.

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    1. There are days I wish I couldn't connect, but due to my tutoring business I need to check email and figure out tutoring stuff etc.

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