When I sit down to write, I don't like to be bothered.
Over the years that has not been an issue at all. As I confessed recently, it is difficult for me to read and write because of a slight challenge that I have been gifted with in my life. It really takes all my concentration to read even the shortest of passages. I have been practicing reading quite a bit lately while taking care of my father. I can't seem to get my chromebook or tablet to work on the wi-fi at his house. Plus trying to write when I am constantly having to get up and take care of something, I wouldn't be able to finish a thought of my own. But I have been reading. Filling my head with all sorts of useless information that I will never need.
When I get the chance to retreat to my own home, I am trying to make up for lost time with my husband and dog. Tending to my business has even taken a back seat and sales are starting to show it. I really do need to get back to work soon. To top things off at home, we have my nephew sleeping in our office and hanging around the house whenever he's not at work.
With all these distractions, I feel that I have neglected something that I love and truly miss. Blogging.
So I've taken the chromebook and retreated to the privacy of my room. My faithful dog Pugsley at my feet, he and I are bonding while I type this to you.
In all the madness, I've made the decision to rid myself of cable television. My issue is that the little bit of TV that I watch is cable channels. So after installing a digital antenna for the local channels, I've gotten myself a Roku. "What's a Roku?" you ask? It is an internet streaming device for television and movies on demand. I will soon be eliminating my DVR but I feel the on demand feature will more than make up for old fashioned recording. There are many free channels available and for a small subscription price, Hulu plus can keep me up to date with most all of my favorite shows, whenever I want. Many new shows and thousands of old television shows and movies. After a few days of fumbling around getting to know it and setting things up, tonight I was flipping through looking for what it all had to offer me when I ran across one of my favorite old shows from the 80's. 21 Jump Street was the show that put Johnny Depp on the radar screen of Hollywood.
Technology, it intrigues me and scares me all at the same time. But I guess that's what people were saying a hundred years ago about automobiles. I believe this is the direction that television is headed and I want to be at the forefront. I remember in the early 90's having a car phone in my limousines. People said that it would never catch on and was totally unnecessary. To this day, I believe they were right, that they are unnecessary. But oh my! How they have caught on and then some.
I'll let you all know how my relationship with Roku works out. I know that if there was a you tube channel on that thing, I'd never leave the living room.
Now, to all my friends out there still digging through the snow, hang in there! It might not be warm here, but it is above freezing and we'll take it. I'm in negotiations now with Mother Nature to have spring delivered to all my friends as soon as possible.