It’s Lazy Sunday at Pick Manor. After two weeks of all three of us being on and off with some kind of sickness, today we have zero plans and zero reason to leave the house.
Obviously, we could take a walk but Jack is cozy on the couch watching Teen Titans Go, so who am I to disrupt him? Instead it’s big breakfast (courtesy of Mister Pick), laundry, tidying, coffee drinking, and just being home.
Today is supposed to be a no phone day because I don’t know how many of us are addicted to our little blinks box in our hand, but I probably am. In fact, I feel a great relief and sense of satisfaction if I’m left to just scroll, text, or copy and paste memes for unlimited amounts of time.
But I have Jack, and I don’t want his memories of me to be with my not acknowledging him because I’m looking at reels. So, I have to limit myself, especially when I’m home, just to ween off my constant go-to reaction of grabbing my phone every moment I felt slight boredom.
Actually, I was shocked to see how many times I open social media apps a day, even while trying to be conscious of what I’m doing. I downloaded an app called Screen Zen that allows you to block any apps you want for certain days, during different times, just to keep you away from that mindless pick up, put down action. It also tells you, “Look, you wanted to only open this app 7 times today, this is your third time. Do you really want to open it again, because if you do, I’ll open it in 5 seconds.” For me, just being that annoyed with having to wait to open an app is enough to make me go, “whatever, it’s not worth the time,” and put the phone down.
And with that said, I’ll put the phone down after sending this post. I know WordPress.com sites have been adding ugly ads, so I’ll have to upgrade soon to get rid of them. In the meantime, I’m still updating here, Instagram, Micro.blog, and the podcast. I’m in two minds about posting with Substack as well because that seems to be a thing.
Well, I hope everyone has a great Sunday and an awesome February. Talk to you soon!
Awesome bllog you have here