Monday, July 19, 2010

...So There is That!

Yesterday, I was faced with the sudden demise of my Blackberry.  MY LIFE is on that phone!  I mean, I guess not, but it feels like it is...and surely that counts for something.  I have grown disconcertingly accustomed to be being connected to the outside world 24/7, using my phone to access my email, Facebook, blogs, text messaging, and of course talks with DR most evenings.  Fortunately, Handsome Lad has lent me his little Samsung slider while I resolve my Blackberry issues.  So I am, in fact, somewhat connected.  I can call and text, but it feels so primitive without the querty keyboard and internet access.  How oddly spoiled I've become.  But I am grateful to Handsome Lad for the there is that! 

Other than this abrupt and heartrending loss, my weekend was actually quite nice :-)  Both days were spent mostly outdoor with Handsome Lad, Girlie Girl, Kick Back Dude, and the kidlets.  Saturday we visited the park and Sunday featured swimming at my place.  It was still wickedly hot over the weekend, but actually somewhat cooler than it had been earlier in the week.  The past couple of nights I have been able to sleep in my own room rather than needing to be on the livingroom floor directly in front of the air there is that! 

I hope you all had a good weekend and are anticipating a good week ahead.  Me, I am hoping to get over this little funk I'm in and move forward into the second half of July with zest and enthusiasm.  Think I can pull it off?  If all else fails, I do find the "fake it til you make it" philosophy is pretty there is that!


secret agent woman said...

Once in a while I accidentally leave home without my iPhone and then feel lost How quickly are we spoiled!

Hope July starts to look up for you.

Sebastien Millon said...

what are you getting as a replacement??! the droid looks cool but I can't justify paying the extra for the data plan...

hope you break out of the funk, I've been reading some calvin and hobbes, that always brightens my day :)

Tara said...

Ack, sorry to hear about your Blackberry! I've never had one of those before, but I can see how convenient and portable it would be! I hope you can find another one that's just as helpful!

Churlita said...

Sorry to hear about your crackberry. I hope that all gets resolved quickly.

I also hope your funk goes away too. I hate those, but they seem necessary for some reason. Maybe you'll find an amazing book that takes you out of life for a while and when you come back, things will feel much better.

laura b. said...

Secret: It is both comforting and annoying to be always reachable.
Thanks, I am trying to improve my attitude :-)

Sebastien: I am seeing if mine is worth repairing. I really like the Blackberry Curve and will probably just get another just like it if it can't be fixed.
Reading Calvin & Hobbes is good advice, always :-)

Tara: I used to have a more utilitarian phone, but once I started using the Blackberry I was hooked...they don't call it crackberry for nothing!
Here's hoping I make it to the end of the week, when this can be remedied!

Churlita: haha! Thanks Churlita.
I am actually reading a really engaging book right now. I love it and it is exactly the kind of book I like most where you can feel what the characters are feeling. It is called Model Home by Eric Puchner, if anyone needs s great read.

NoRegrets said...

wanna be funk-y together?

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Our own little support group for the temporarily funked up. Sounds good to me.

MrManuel said...

Yeah, I would freak out if my phone died.

laura b. said...

MrManuel: It is embarrassing to admit, but after my kids left I actually cried pretty hard :-/

Ananda girl said...

I am so addicted to my technology! When my net service let me down recently and kicked me off blog world I just about went out of my gourd.

My comment word is "wercide" is that the mass killing of werewolves? I can't condone that.