Three days later, a kind and attentive friend CAUGHT me when I posted a new blog entry during the forbidden time zone.
Whoa. Talk about accountability.
I learned an important lesson that day. If I'm gonna cheat and go on the Internet, I'd better not post and get caught.
But in all honesty, how have I done?
Well, accountability is a wonderful thing. Knowing that my sharp-eyed friends may notice if I contact them in my "down" hours, I've pretty much avoided any posting or e-mailing during the Forbidden Zone. I won't say I haven't broken the rules at all, but I've discovered it's hard to go online and stay quiet. For me, anyway.
So I plan to stay the course. With more self-discipline, I hope to report lots of productive uses for all those new-found minutes. Today, for starters, I finally put away all those clean clothes that were piled up in the laundry room. Well, almost all. I've got it down to one REALLY scary basket of socks. Tomorrow maybe I'll find out if any of them belong together.