I'm so sorry I've been AWOL the past few days. Between Prince William getting engaged, one of my kids having a not so good week at school, and my trying to get used to a new cell phone, I've been swamped.
Yes, you read that right. I'm not sure if he was shamed into it after my dear readers strongly suggested Tom buy me a new phone-- I do believe Ali even insinuated I still had a "bag phone"-- but Tom finally coughed up my belated birthday present--- an Android! Eeek. It is Fan-cy!
This thing talks and texts and GPS's and Facebooks and everything!
The learning curve is steep.
Day One I carried it around in my pocket, but nothing happened. I fondled it to no avail. Turns out what I thought was the on button....wasn't. It might as well have been a block of wood anyway, because I found out later that it wasn't activated yet.
Day Two I let Molly get her little hands on it and before I knew it, she had uploaded HER contacts to my phone. I know, I didn't realize 9 year olds had contacts either, but before I'd even learned how to turn it on, there was a contact list that included, "Mommy, Daddy, Auntie L., and Natalie R." in my phone. Much as I'd like to call my "Mommy"some days, she's no longer with us and I really need to find a way to get MY contacts off of the defunct phone and onto this one.
Day 3 Molly played some more and said, "Mommy, who is Jimmy P.?" Uhhhhh.... a friend from 9th grade? Turns out somehow all of my Facebook friends are in there now, but what I really want is a way to call the other soccer carpool moms. Now I'm wishing I'd written their names down on like, a piece of paper or something.
Day 4, I was driving and a friend's voice just came into my car! Bluetooth, baby. Bluetooth.
I'm sure before we know it, I'll be Tweeting and texting and who knows what else, but at this point it's Day 5 and I haven't made a phone call yet.
You see, there are two drawbacks of the new phone: no reception in my house or at work. Right. Tom says, "Why would you need a cell phone in the house when we have a land line?" Grrr.
So while I'm trying to get used to my fancy new toy, I'm also trying not to get too attached.
I hope to be in touch soon. Even if it is with a message in a bottle.