Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I love old things.....

I was at my mother-in-laws for dinner one night last fall and mentioned that
I would like an old rotary dial phone.
Preferrably a light blue....who knew she would walk out to the back room and hand me this exact phone.
Somebody gave it to my father-in-law and he brought it home. When I asked why he gave it to him she said she didn't know. He is a bit of a hoarder so I guess people just give him random things.
Whatever the reason I am now the proud owner of this phone and here is what I can tell you about it.
It makes me talk less and really focus on the person I am speaking with.
I can't wash dishes. I can't reach the computer. I can't take a bath or take care of other bathroom duties.
I can't take the dog out or drive the car.
It doesn't fit in my pocket.
It makes me slow down.
It makes me listen deeper.
It makes me spend less time on the phone.
You only want to be connected to that cord for so long.
It's good.
Very good.
I think our world is just too much sometimes.
Kids dying because they are reading or typing a text and get in an accident.
There is no reason for this.
Just because we can talk in the car doesn't mean we should.
I am working hard at making my car a no phone zone.
What happened to the days when we did one thing at a time.
I long to create a more simple life.
To eat vegetables I grow.
To make jam with berries I pick.
To just sit and talk on the phone for 15 minutes and really listen to the person on the other end.
How about you?

On another note:
If you wondered where I disappeared to....................
 I happened to leave my laptop in a precarious spot and it happened to take a tumble and then it had to go spend some time with the nice people at Geek Squad. Then I lost the diamond in my wedding ring - a week before our 20th wedding anniversary. Then Scott hit a deer and came about $500 shy of totaling the car. Heidi and Lilly and I were in the car and it was pretty scary. So grateful we are fine. I also found out some disturbing news about somebody that had been a lifelong friend. Then my teenager made some very bad choices. All the while I painted nearly every single day since February 12 at our new house which is getting very close to being ready for us to move in!!!!!! So that is the very short version of the very long story of why I have not shared on the blog in several weeks.
I have not forgotten you.
Not a chance.
Stay tuned for a visual tour of my dream home in progress....


Carpenters said...


Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I've been ill for the past several months but am finally feeling better and blogging again.

I am catching up on the happenings around your house. How is the move going? I can't to see pictures.


Jeanneoli said...

So true. I am always doing something else while I am on the phone. I love your "new" phone!!!

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