Yesterday the three of us (moi, spouse, and 18 year old son) entered the 21st century. At least I hope so. I think. You see, we all got smart phones. “So what?” you say? Well, our last phones (only two of them) did not even have SIM cards in them (as if I know what a SIM card is. . . ) Flip phones that did not connect to the internet, they at least had answering machines — oh, I mean, “voice mail”, but only if the phone was turned on, which dear spouse didn’t want to do because he might run the battery down.
Two weeks of research figuring out what kind of phones we wanted, several long phone calls with much more savvy friends, and more hours than I care to admit in telus stores and phone kiosks later, I sure hope the learning curve of using it is a lot shorter! It’s actually kind of fun figuring out what this fascinating portable computer that also has a phone in it can do. Of course, my neo-luddite son saw me looking at the screen and moaned, loudly and dramatically, “Oh!!! NO!!! You’ve been mind controlled!!! Put the device down!!! Walk away from it! Slowly!” My response, “Uh, uh-huh, uh, I’ll talk to you later,” wasn’t taken well. He’s the only one in the family who really didn’t want a smartphone. He usually carries two to five real books around with him, at least half of which are hard-covers.
I’ll try to remember to post on this blog once in awhile. Until next time, I’m learning how to use wi-fi instead of sucking up our (very small, shared) data plan).
This post written on a full-sized Dell laptop. Though I am using wi-fi. I think I might even know what that is.
Dearest Cat: This is a good one. It is very funny. Your son is amazing!
Many Blessings and hugs,
Hi there Cat!! Also glad to reconnect! I loved your paintings and writings. Wow how old are we??? Much growth, wisdom, and journeys into Love…for us both! I’m sorry to hear of your continued physical pain. That sucks! Short life review…nancy and I got “married” by my dear minister friend in 2000 and then made the civil knot in Maryland on 2-14-14 two months prior to Pa accepting gay marriage. Who’d a thunk?? In the between I’ve done adult trauma work/ Psychotherapy and still do, also have been a hospice chaplain for the the last 13 years we’ve adopted two girls from Oregon when they were 3 and 6 now they are 11 and 15. I self published a simple little book called Through The Eye Of The Soul. You can find on Amazon EBook and paperback. Currently starting to read more into the Kabbala and Tarot, Tree of lLife aNd Angels. I’m no longer catholic which I’m sure is not surprising. Life is good, very hectic…I’ll be sending you some reiki energy. Peace my friend! B
Cat. I am smiling and chuckling at your post! (or do people not say “chuckling” any more???
Thanks, Carol. Yes, I do chuckle! and even say it, too!