Needing a Time Out

Do you ever find yourself lost more and more into the online world? I do, I am an internet junkie. I love being online, whether I am chatting with friends, reading the news, checking my emails, or playing online games. Recently, I have become overly consumed with my online world. My mom and wife duties were being pushed aside, because I had to check my email, chat with my friends, and play those stupid online games.

Therefore, I decided it was time to step back; I needed to regenerate, and put my focuses elsewhere, where they needed to be, on my family, so I called on a no yahoo strike.

No more Yahoo sign

I have not logged into Yahoo in a few days now.

Don’t get me wrong I miss chatting for hours online with Gabrielle from CA Monkey Momma, and Jen from Mommy’s Hangout; however, they both are mom’s and wives, so I am sure they understand my decision to step back and take a breather.

As I was writing this the tornado, sirens decided they wanted to be heard. So off went the computer in the bag it went, and to the cellar, we went. I just want this weather to clear up some so we can get our own cellar done. I am tired of having to run next door whenever the sirens go nuts, I am tired of having to hope storms to not come through when my mother in law is home, I am tired of having to stress if they are not home and the shed is locked. I just want my own safe place!

If the internet is starting to interfere with your real world duties, then it may also be time to step back. The internet will still be there once you regroup, and get your priorities in check.

Things I have been doing while giving online a break, playing offline games with my daughter. Watching movies with my daughter and husband. Having more alone time with my husband. Just being more productive with my family. I have to say I sure am enjoying it!

As the quote says “You never know what you have until it’s gone” <– I do not want it to be gone, before I realized what I have. The storms have really opened my eyes.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan. She enjoys doing many things with her family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with her daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. (((HUGS)) I totally understand. I have cut back a lot also and to be honest couldn’t be happier. I will admit that I thought you were just upset with me about something or ignoring me..I am glad that you posted this so i know your ok. I just want you to know that I am always here for you no matter what. Take this time to enjoy your family because your right that’s what truly matters the most.

    • Jammie says:

      Naw, I am not made at anyone just need to rethink my priorities and be a better momma and wife. When I am on yahoo, I just wanna sit there and chat. Gillian will be trying to get me to do stuff with her, and I will say I am too busy. But I should never be too busy for her. So my time needs to go to my family, and keeping things in order around this area.

  2. karen M says:

    I agree, sometimes we do get wrapped up with the internet.. I took a break while healing and played games on line.. which are just as addicting. :) I have busy catching on friends online.

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