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New Phone, New Lessons

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DD decided we needed Apple I-phones. Her original plan was to give each of us one for Christmas so we could do Facetime. Well, with the new cancer aboard our lifeboat, she decided we need them NOW. So now I have a new Apple I-phone to learn about.

Today I went to the Mac Traders store and had my first lesson. Oh my! That phone does so many miracles!! I learned, and I learned, and then I learned. I just hope I can remember WHAT I learned!!

After my class, I called DD, and we went over two straight hours doing Facetime. It was wonderful. We could see each other while talking, and we both cried with delight at being able to see each other. We talked until my phone battery was down to 17%.

It is so much better to be able to see each other than to just be able to hear each other's voice. Almost as good as being in the same room LIVE.

We talked about cancer, her kids, weather, health issues, cell phones, Christmases past and the coming up one. We talked about our doggies Henry and Benny. Benny even joined in on the conversation with nodding his head, wagging his tail, and bringing his very first most favorite Blue Bone to the phone. Blue Bone is a whole topic by itself, and I won't go into it now because it is past my bedtime and I am tired.

Made a nice salad with fresh broccoli added for dinner tonight and had some spiced apple cider. Just a hint for all of you lovely people out there: GET SOME SPICED APPLE CIDER!!! It is so very wonderful, all nice and chilled. This is the only time of year we can get it fresh off the trees, so go for it. I am glad I did, and when this quart is finished I will get more.

Yesterday I picked apples and dried a whole bunch with cinnamon covering. So now I have spiced apple chips for snacks.

I marched around Costco today too. I was nearly out of milk, and just cruising around that place for nearly 2 hours, mindlessly putting stuff in my basket. I was surprised when I got to the check out and saw I had gone over $90. I just paid for it, got in the car and came home. Then when it was time to put stuff away, I couldn't remember even putting items in the cart. I think it fair to say I am in a bit of a fog these days.

I had purchased a box of Lindor truffles, a very large bag of snack size mixed candy bars, and some Honey Bunches of Oats cereal that I didn't know I bought until I was putting stuff away. I haven't opened the truffles and only had 5 of the little bars, since that was considered one serving size. Funny......they don't taste the way I remember them tasting. I have no idea what I am doing with these things, but rest assured I will be giving them away at any chance possible.

DH has been gone for 7 months now, and I still find myself looking for him all over the place. And now with DD's cancer being back, it is difficult for me to stay focused.

I will get through all this, I know. Perhaps not gracefully, but I will get through. And I don't have to eat all that damn chocolate I bought today! tomorrow I am going to dry out some mangos. They are wonderful for snacks too.
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    Those i-phones are going to be a life saver for both of you. While you can't be by DDs side, you can be with her and more that just "in spirit".
    About the groceries you bought - take the cereal any anything else that you don't want to the local food bank or pantry. They'll be very appreciative. They might even take the opened bag of candy; if not check one of the youth organizations in your area.

    I'm saying prayers for both you and DD.

    538 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Sounds like you still have a LOT going on! -- Try some dried mangos dipped in dark chocolate. Sounds like the best of 2 worlds! -- Those apple cinnamon chips sound fabulous!
    Sorry to hear about your daughter. Seems like a good choice to spend the time to talk NOW.
    538 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing well. Glad you have a phone that you can facetime on.
    538 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers Sandy.
    539 days ago
    Sandy I am so glad you have the phones how precious to be able to see your daughter.You are both in my prayers. I am glad you have Benny it is my opinion he is a treasure.
    539 days ago
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