I've been watching Walking Dead and I think it's sunk into my brain a little too much. I can't seem to get zombie apocalypses – or any apocalypses – out of my mind. There's kids on this show, see, and one got hurt and one went missing (exclamation point exclamation point exclamation point) so naturally I start thinking about what happens if the whole world goes to hell in a handbasket and I have to protect Chance while struggling for survival.  Seriously, when I watch this show I feel like I'm getting punched in the heart, multiple times. And then I think about it. At night. And freak myself out. *Also, I'm starting to think it would be a good idea to learn how to shoot a crossbow.

So we had some good solid family time last week. Went out of town over night, did some day trips.  Keen took the week off and since it was a short school week we decided to pull Chance out of school.  (Yes, we are naughty.)  Even though Chance hates it, it's nice to go dark every once in a while. Get away from TV shows and video games.  Sunlight is awesome.  Of course, we have our phones but I think too much of any technology creates a weird sort of tunnel vision. Like my obvious yet realistic obsession with zombies.  It's easy to get sucked in.  I'm not trying to kid myself, I spend a good amount of time online, playing video games, watching TV, but I try to step out of it when I can.  (Confession: most of the time I have no idea what's "trending".  Gasp! Social networking faker!)

Besides, if there ever is an apocalypse I'm thinking power is going to be the first to go. 

             – the weirdgirl

*Another reason to go dark?  TV gives me ideas. Like thinking it would be worthwhile to take a poledancing class. I doubt lap dances have ever been useful for killing zombies.