This past week we had our spring break and we did our usual work around the house and my mom's house at the start of the week. My sister and I had to make the decision about a month ago to put our mom in a nursing home in our hometown. Tough decision.
My wife worked over the weekend so I headed back to mom's house to spend time with her and do some things around the house. I wish I could have gone to EdcampOmaha but being with mom is more important and I'll catch up on the information I missed.
My mom doesn't have the internet at her house and neither does my sister, and you know what I found out? You can live without it. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy checking my blogs, being on twitter, and all the other advantages the internet gives, but I survived without it. My Blackberry kept me as connected as I wanted to be and that wasn't much. My best friend from high school was home and we had several great conversations and of course solved all the world's problems. Our oldest daughter had some time off and spent a few days with us, our youngest daughter had break the week earlier, and it was great to spend time with both of them even if it was separate weeks. My sister and I visited about important issues and took care of some business we needed to. It was a refreshing change not to be connected and to reestablish relationships with people that are important in our lives.
Of course the first thing I did when I got home was to see what I missed out on.