My husband is a little technology obsessed. Before moving to Northern California, neither of us had even given a second thought to getting “smart phones”. We used our pay as you flip phones for emergencies. I think I had sent a total of 12 texts before I came here. That life seems so far away now… since moving here, we have smart phones. Everyone does. I felt like back in Ontario, I could get by without one. Most of my friends would poke fun at me, but some were just like me. That seems impossible here. Everyone seems to have their phones glued to their hands. Everyone is constantly talking, texting or looking up information. It’s a little disconcerting at times. Now don’t get me wrong. I think technology is a wonderful thing (hello fellow bloggers!). But sometimes I just want a break.
I challenged my husband to 1 night a week unplugged. Friday nights are our nights =) He gets in at 6pm and all techy things go away. No tv. No phones. No tablets or laptops. A night of peace and quiet. And a night of catching up without distractions and just being in tune with each other. It’s my favourite night of the week. And despite his grumbling for the first few minutes, I’m pretty sure he likes it too.
So what do we do on our unplugged nights? We start with supper and talking about our days (pretty standard actually). We take the pup for a walk (I usually go walking with a neighbour and our dogs, but Fridays is our night to walk together). Then we come in and play games for awhile, chat some more and usually read a bit before calling it a night.
Here are a few pictures from our nights:
Any other ideas for nights unplugged? Does anyone else do something like this sometimes?