The weekend is upon us once again - seems like I experienced only about a 3-day week, but I'm sure there were 7 days in it!
I should be fixing my lunch/dinner now but I am just not hungry. I ate a big breakfast and then followed it about 2 hrs later with a great protein shake before going to the gym. I don't think I could eat a bite right now, so I'll just postpone my next meal.
A little bit about the book on addiction to tech devices, or that's what it looked like it would be about. The introduction and one chapter toward the end of the book relate to technology addiction. The rest goes through the stages of substance abuse as well as many other kinds of addiction. I read some of it but since that wasn't what I anticipated with this book I just mostly skimmed through it.
I can understand that all addictions have the same types of beginnings and well as the stages they go through. I also think everyone is susceptible to, and probably has, addiction in one form or another. After nearly a year I still miss TV to the point where I've thought briefly about reconnecting it. But then I know I would sit there stupidly surfing the channels from one end to another, and then doing it all over again, as if I might have missed something good. It's mostly all junk to me and not worth paying to watch. I should note that I've never been much of a TV watcher, don't care for movies (would rather read the book), find the news depressing and monotonous, and so on.
So I've no doubt substituted a mild addiction to the internet and computer games to replace what I lost with TV. I play Mahjong a lot and am finding that the games often look exactly like ones I've played before. It's been fun being able to read the last two books I've checked out from the library, even though it is difficult with my eyesight to keep in focus, and I'm not sure if I could read on a regular basis.
I stopped by Home Depot on the way home from the gym and bought a new hummingbird feeder as the old one was leaking. I keep looking to see when the birds notice it, but so far they must be at someone else's feeder. It won't take long. I was so tempted to get a bird feeder and seed for the larger birds but I know I would just be tempting the squirrels. I don't have too much trouble with them so far but see them around the neighborhood and on my back fence. I would hate them if they stole the seed I put out for the birds, although I know they find it fair game, and I'm trying to save myself the frustration of dealing with them.
I just heard yesterday that my cousin lost his son and son-in-law within days of each other. Both boys were in their early 30's, and the son-in-law died from a heart attack. So I've been urging my sons to set up appointments as soon as they can to get an echocardiogram. Having two young men in the family being taken by a heart attack within a month of each other is so hard to believe. In the case of the last one he leaves a 30 year old wife with 4 small children.
Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend.
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