Monday, December 3, 2012

Summer Evenings

Mum spoke with her brother and his family tonight.  They are all sitting in their separate rooms texting, playing computer games or watching tv on a beautiful summer evening.  Mum suggested that they have a couple of technology free evenings, and go and take their dog for  a walk on the beach instead.

Mum is trying to listen to her own advice and come home and potter around outside and enjoy the lovely evenings while they last.  So she is going to try and turn  the computer on at seven pm, and leave it on  for another twenty minutes, then shut it down at 9.30pm, and get some jobs done before bedtime.  She usually has the laptop on beside her all evening, but she thinks two and  a half hours is enough in the evening time.

Me - I've been in bed already since 7pm.

Do you have a computer limit?


  1. Poppy, I think my human lives INSIDE the computer! Sometimes I need to jump on my (yes, MY) desk and whap her to get her to play with me!

  2. Well, since I earn my living sitting in front of the computer I'd have to say no, I don't limit it. I even do all of my reading on my Kindle or iPad now and most of my TV watching on my iMac. However, when I'm on vacation or have guests visit I have no problem being completely technology free!

    And I'm in bed even before you, Miss Pops!

    Have a lovely day, ladies!

  3. Our human sits in front of the computer all day at work, mostly database and spreadsheet stuff. She also does most of our blogging from work, fitting it in as best she can. Come the evenings, she'll have her laptop on till 6 or 7PM and that's it. It's too much as it is!

  4. I have to suffer a computer at work all day, so I try to use my own as little as possible. I use it as a glorified typewriter. Other than that, I use it to check e-mail and order a few things, and that's it.

  5. We like your schedule best, sweet Poppy! HaHaMeow!

  6. I fell heavily into the Pinterest trap, but lately... well that seems not to matter so much. So, I have been cutting back - gardening, sorting out cupboards, reading a real book... sometimes just sitting in the sun (if there IS any!) I've decided life is simply too unpredictable to not try and... do... something. XO

  7. Our Mom was raised in the pre-eletronic age, but lives in it now. She is trying to limit her time and do more sewing. She is so allergic to all things nature, that she has to be careful out side with the leaves falling, wind blowing dust in and things like that. She hates it. would rather be outside.

  8. thatz grate ad viss poppy....

    R mom will knot turn on de computer masheen on de week oh ends....and if itz on at nite..... its like 30 minits...

    her says that is "real kitty" time knot "virtual kitteh" time

    we bee happy coz we like "real kitty" time....

    her can sneek round "virtual kitteh" time at werk !!!

  9. Mom works on the 'puter all day and then comes home and ignores us. (I do not! Unless you call feeding, watering, playing, and then snuggling up beside me in the chair being ignored!)

    Mom tries to limit the use to a couple of hours and then does something else. Otherwise she gets a sore right arm (too much mouseclicking?) and can't pet us properly, MOL

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku (& Mom Eileen)

  10. Well, as much as we enjoy blogging and visiting,Mom has had to put limits on the computer. She does not use one at work.She also does not want to spend all evening on it either so she visits on days she does a post and spends more time with us on other nights :) We like that.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  11. Yeah, mum comes home some days, does a quick puter check of stuff, the off it goes for the night. Which is why we get to visit less often.

  12. It is a good idea to be disciplined about computer use. The lady wants to visit all the catblogs she likes, but finds that it can take hours!