Hey Everyone, I've been having some major glitches going on in my world...my cell phone has been working glitchey for about a month, our dishwasher was broken, our home phone and Internet have been out for 5 days.
So without all these "time savers" I found out that they were really time zappers for me.
At first I was upset, thinking I gotta get everything fixed right now but I realized I can't be mad for 5 days waiting on the repair guys.
Yes, I could have gone somewhere to get Internet service, I didn't really need my home phone so much, my cell phone worked enough until it finally sizzled in my hand (that was crazy!) I did manage to figure out how to publish this thank you note from my phone before the sizzle blackout - some might say the final straw but for me it wasn't.
I saw this station wagon driving down the road, boy it brought back memories; we had one similar when I was growing up. I was immediately brought back to when my Mom would pack up the station wagon and take my brother and I across country. We would bounce back and forth between seats, one of us laying down inching our toes into each others imaginary boundary line; in fact... we would lay all over the place in that cruiser, flopped over the front seat, feet dangling and chatting with Mom. When it was night, Mom had all the blankets and pillows piled in the back for us to sleep.
I remember one time as we were driving down the highway, it was 4th of July, my brother and I were propped up against the back window staring out searching for the occasional burst of a firework, blurring my eyes to make the headlights go blendy. Mom would always say they looked like a string of pearls.
That was excitement, in my little eyes, staying up well into the darkness of night, after awhile I would rub my tired eyes, fall asleep and wake up still in the back of the cruiser but the sun rising and in a new place.
As I turned off of Memory Lane and back into Glitchville - still no computer, waiting for a new cell phone replacement, my home phone doesn't work, dishes piled up because I don't want to empty the dishwasher, oh yeah, my dishwasher doesn't work, can't blog, can't look up anything unless I go somewhere and you know what...I didn't really care, there was a calmness in my house and in me, we actually did so much more together.
Now everything is slowly getting back to "normal" and I'm in Presentville. I love all the amazing things technology provides but I also love the beauty and freedom that not having it brings me, my mind is clear, I've embraced my family and friends without interruption.
I guess sometimes getting the cord cut is a good thing. For me, I just have to be reminded to take a vacation to Presentville every now and again. How about You where are you traveling to today?
Sending you love and hugs wherever you are...xxxxoooo Michelle