I have just been keeping it real here the past few weeks. Two of my kids started school so that was exciting. It is weird to just have one kid home with me for the 2 and 1/2 hours of kindergarten. She thinks it is the greatest thing in the world. When people ask my little three year old what she does with mom when the other kids are at school, her answer is always, “Me and mom get to hang out!” Haha. Then I got a new calling (ie a new responsibility) in my church which was totally unexpected and threw me for a loop. Then I got a cold. It started out as tons of snot running down my throat, to a hot and burning sore throat, to a mucus-y cough, to a dry cough, and then I lost my voice. One night after being up coughing all night and my head feeling like it was going to explode from the sinus pressure, I was sure it was something more than a cold. Then my phone went crazy. It turned itself off and then got stuck in a “boot loop”. My cute hubby tried everything to try and fix it, we took it to a local repair place, but they didn’t want to be too invasive because of the warranty (I only had the phone for less than 6 weeks) so then we had to call the company we got it from and it just so happened to be a holiday weekend, so OF COURSE they were closed. On top of it, I went to the doctor, and he told me I had a cold (oh really?!) and that I would probably be coughing for 3 weeks or more. The next day after going to the doctor, guess what? I got pink eye and had to go again. Seriously…SO…I am going on two weeks of coughing and on my second week of no phone.
In one way it has been nice to not have a phone, especially when I was at the height of being sick and couldn’t really think. My head was literally full of snot and I just couldn’t think. It has been nice to not worry about charging my phone or forgetting it somewhere and just be more present with what is actually going on around me. I don’t have the need to see if someone has sent me a message or if an email went through. I guess all in all, I have been less distracted.
On the other hand it has been hard to not be able to text or call someone when I feel the need. I have worried about something going wrong at school with my kids and they try and call me, but there is no answer. I miss my daily texts at lunch time from my cute husband. So, I miss my small human connections that my phone helps me to propagate.
So, here is to another week of coughing and hopefully only half another week without a phone.