Come along as we downsize and decorate our little retirement home in Coastal Maine. Travel back roads with us in our vintage "Casita" and meet amazing people along the way. Join me in the craft room as I learn, create, and repurpose. Follow along with me as I struggle to get fit and lose weight. But, most importantly, laugh with me as I stumble along into "geezerhood". Welcome to Applegate Lane!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Give Me Back My Princess Phone!!!
I miss my old Princess phone....rotary dial and all. I miss the days when my phone was a convenience rather than an obligation, cluttering up my mental "to do" list. I miss having real time to myself...when I could just ignore my phone completely if I wanted to.
I miss walking along the ocean, or taking a nap, without having to worry about people using technology to track me down. And I really miss the days when I wasn't expected to answer the phone in the bathroom!
Yesterday, having already worked out at the gym, visited my Mom, and cleaned the downstairs, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon nap. I thought I would outsmart my cell phone by turning the ring tone off while I slept. What a mistake!
By the time I woke up and checked my messages, it seemed as if the whole world was angry with me. "How", I asked myself, "Could I get in this much trouble while I was asleep???"
My cell phone...friend or foe?
I had napped for two hours and, by the time I woke up to all the missed messages, my family appeared to have fallen apart.
Because I hadn't answered my cell phone for two hours?
I miss the days before cell phones, when no one could track you down every minute of the day. When no one felt they had the right to every minute of your time. When no one could use GPS to find out where you are when you just want a little time to yourself.
I had this exact phone my kitchen wall "back in the day".
When you could take a nap without feeling guilty or waking up to upsetting texts.
What about you?
How do you manage your relationship with your cell phone?
Is it friend or foe???
p.s. There are some interesting on-line articles from the Huffington Posthere and here on this topic as well as this one from Womens' Health magazine. Guess I'm not the only one who finds sleeping difficult in the age of cell phones.