I've been thinking lately about the need for an app that can let people know on every digital medium I can be reached, that I am unavailable. Something that could with one button tell everyone on all four of my email addresses, Facebook messenger, Text message, phone calls, etc. that I am currently disconnected. I live a life that often requires that I be reached mornings, nights, and weekends. That is fine, I'm involved in a lot of things that require various people be able to reach me, but at times I just want to completely disconnect.
I had many plans for today. This is my last free Saturday until August 29th as I have a few things going on and rehearsals for an all Black presentation of Othello I am producing and acting in (if you're in Philly, mark your calendar!) I wanted to do housework, among other things. We ended up spending the day at a friend's home and hanging in their pool most of the day. It was amazing, and just what I needed.
After those pictures were taken Hubs got in the pool too and we all hung out, completely disconnected, and it was amazing. Where I usually would have been often checking my phone for e-mails and messages, I just relaxed and enjoyed myself. I was too far away to even see my phone lighting up, and didn't care to check it. Four adults, three children, and two dogs, just enjoying each other's company for a few hours. I immensely enjoyed that period of disconnection.
Things happened while I was in pool mode, there are a few things I need to handle now that I'm settled home this Saturday evening, but the world didn't fall apart while I was away. I need to disconnect more often.
P.S. - It was Sage's first time in the pool and she dug it. We got this baby float, which was nice because she could float around by herself and we didn't have to hold her the whole time. It also has a shade part but we didn't use it because we were under the shade of trees.