It is true that I spend an enormous amount of time sittin’ in front of this screen, hand on the mouse. But in my defense I spend most of my time here on WordPress and on, dare I say it? Facebook.
There’s a good reason for my indiscretion, one not many folks will really understand but I’m sure some will.
As most of my faithful followers and readers know, I take care of my elderly mom, she has Vascular Dementia and other health problems. She needs constant care and watchin’, which in turn doesn’t give me a lot of “me time”. Hardly none in fact.
Really, the only time I have to myself is when I go to the grocery store, and that’s usually for less than an hour and a lot of the times that I go I have my little mini me with me so it’s not really what you could call me time.
So what do I do about this? I turn to the internet. It is an escape for me, a chance to drift off into cyberspace and get lost for a while. I crave conversation and friend time, which I don’t get a lot of in “real life”.
Long ago I was really into chat rooms, I was a regular in a few but that fell by the wayside, real life interrupted me and I had to put my big boy pants on and live for a while, this was just after my first wife passed away.
Now-a-days my time is spent readin’ blogs, interactin’ with new friends and writin’ blogs. What time I’m not on here I’m on facebook but I usually just troll there. Every now and again I will post somethin’ but my biggest thing is to interact with friends in chat.
I’m well aware that most people don’t have the time that I do to get online and I know they can’t spend as much time as I do in front of the computer. I will admit that sometimes I get a little lonely and I will sit here just waitin’ for someone to come online or I will watch that little devil at the top of the page, just waitin’ for it to light up. If you’re wonderin’ what little devil I’m talkin’ about it’s this one … . I will constantly check the chat box on facebook to see if anyone is online.
Yes I know, I’m pitiful and prolly way too dependant on the internet for my own good. But like I said earlier, I just need an escape sometimes. Maybe one day I will have a real life outside the internet, but until then, here I am.
Thanks for readin’.