Stop scrolling

When I’m tired, it’s really easy for me to kill 45 minutes curled up on the couch, tapping away at my phone, re-checking Instagram or Facebook. I wish I had more time to read, or work on projects, and then I realize I do – I just threw away an hour mindlessly scrolling away. I think I’m going to just shut my phone down after 7 or so a couple nights a week to just completely eliminate the itch.

I’m almost finished with “The Most of Nora Ephron,” a collection of news stories, essays, a  novel, a play, screenplay and magazine pieces by the late writer.

The Most Of Nora Ephron

I appreciate her personal, chatty style, and have found it interesting to see how her life experiences recycle throughout her work. Certain themes – food, marriage, divorce, infidelity, Jewishness, etc. run throughout all of the pieces, and certain anecdotes show up multiple times in some form or other.

It’s a brick, but a quick read. It was a good book to bring on our road trip to Saint Louis – short chapters or at least easy spots to leave off and pick up. I’m sad I missed my book club’s discussion, though!

Last night I actually used the sewing machine that I had sitting in a corner of the dining room. It felt good to sew and accomplish something tactile after spending hours at the computer. I mean, these sweet fabrics are hard to resist.

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What are your weekend plans? Joe got an invite to a Winefest event where he might meet Lynne Rossetto Kasper! Otherwise, we don’t have much on the docket aside from babysitting and maybe swinging by CelebrAsian.

 

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2 responses to “Stop scrolling

  1. Yes. I need to turn my phone off too. This year I have moaned about how I have no time to read for myself, but, I spend so much time scrolling through the various social media sites on my phone and easily waste hours there each week!!

    This weekend is Dam to Dam, my in-laws are in town, and we’re doing lots of house and wedding stuff!

    Have a great one!

  2. Same here on the phone! I do have one night a week dedicated to completely shutting my mind off (typically wednesday). I tend to continuously work on things and then forget to go to bed. On Wednesday, it’s my chance to sit and watch TV. I have been painting my nails so I’m forced to sit on my butt for a few hours. I’ve been playing games on my phone to keep myself planted while the polish dries. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s been my favorite time of the week!

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