Wednesday 18. October 2017

That time of night again, sitting in my chair, working on crochet projects for Christmas, watching/listening to CMT Artists of The Year. 

My Sweet Herman

Would like to say I’ve been busy lately, but knocked my hip out a little over a week ago, still working with the chiropractor to make the pain go away…this getting older thing really sucks sometimes.  The weather is absolutely gorgeous after weeks of off and on again (more on than off) rain, would love to be able to get out and get some work done before winter comes, but…not happening.  Frustrating! 

Had a good talk with some of the family last night, talked about something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately.  Actually, this is something I’ve seen talked about on a couple of the shows I watch, just recently. 

The first part is how so many of us are so busy taking pictures instead of putting the damned phone down and just having fun and making memories.  I’ve never been really big at making stopping to take pictures in the middle of whatever we are doing.  Sure, I do it, but not regularly.  Often I’ll think I should grab the phone to take a picture and then decide to not stop the fun just to get a picture.  I’m making a more conscience effort to not pick up that phone.  I can look back to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and we didn’t have the phone to stop and take pictures…we may not have pictures but the memories are grand! 

The other part we talked about were those memories that we most remember.  Those memories have so little to do with expensive trips or expensive toys or gadgets we feel we HAVE TO GET for our kids…the best memories are the time we got in trouble for whatever it was we knew better than to do and getting swatted on the ass with the wire end of the fly swatter or the time dad decided to take the little kid cart at the grocery store and run up and down the aisle making vroom vroom noises. 

We all agreed that these are things we really need to get back to.  Civilization has seemed to have moved so fast in such a short period of time, technology has grown so fast in such a short period of time…our kids have missed and are missing out on so much of the simplicity of life. 

It’s time, at least of me, to slow things down and make more of an effort to back track a bit and focus on the more simple things in life.  Put the phones, tablets, ect. down and just spend time together doing whatever sounds good at the moment. 

Peace to all!

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