This Girl is on Fire

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“Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them”. ~ Marcus Aurelius

New things. I think I’ve had my fair share of them this week. On Thursday my archaic, old, “dumb” phone just up and died. No warning. I didn’t even know it was ailing. No Goodbye, no Adios, no Au revoir, no Addio, no Auf Wiedersehen, no See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya’ –> just poof.  So Saturday found my husband and me at the store getting an upgrade we were l-o-n-g overdue for. And now I feel as if my entire weekend has just vanished. Sucked up, ferociously chewed, gulped down, or spat out by trying to figure out exactly how to answer phone calls and texts, or how to utilize all the bells and whistles on our new iPhones. (Or how on earth to shut them all off.)

Watching the battery life has become my new addiction.

I must admit though (sheepishly), that I do like the camera feature. (Does anyone else sense trouble here?)

100_2616100_2572100_2544100_2643I would imagine that the fireworks from Friday night would have been captured in some other kind of amazing glory had we had our new phones.

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022_22Or moments would have been immortalized in sharper colors and softer light had we had them on our most recent camping adventure with the grandchildren.

We’re actually signed up to take a “class” on how to use, understand, and navigate our phones later this month. Because, in this case, I can’t guarantee that either one of us is actually smarter than the object we’re dealing with.

New things:

— Fireworks that look like sea anemones in photos

— Using “sticks” for marshmallow toasting

— Learning how to do simple things, like answer the phone, when the Smartphone dings.

Blessings & Patience, dear reader

One comment

  1. I know your pain girl, mine died a couple weeks ago when I decided to trip and go head first into my pond with my phone. New phone, new frustration but I do love the phone’s camera. Now, If I can just figure out how to make it stop doing things when I move. Lol.

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