I gave myself a step away from electronics to be present with my family visiting from Oregon and Northern California. My oldest sister invites us all each year and although I have missed a few I am so grateful for the kindness she extends each year. Everyone including my mother, all of of my siblings and nieces/ nephews were here.
It was lovely to reconnect with everyone as often I am in India at this time!
Being off internet was precious! The silence at night of no cars. Sometimes I stay up late just to have that peace in San Francisco. Bit it never really gets quiet.