The big event here has been the new family member we have welcomed into our home, also known as my iPhone6. It came to live with us last Friday and has pretty much taken all of my attention since it had to be practically nursed into usefulness.
Being technically challenged, getting my new phone to act exactly like my old phone only better feels impossible. But I do have the advantage of having several teens who think it’s SO fun to teach their old mom new things. If they didn’t know I would punish them with brussel sprouts for dinner they would probably pat me on the head while transferring my contacts.
Another issue besides the technology obstacle was the case/cover. Those cases cost upwards of $30 and no way am I going to spend that much unless I completely love it. So I decided that I would make myself a cover until they come out with one I want. I got a plastic bubble envelope and some washi tape and made one. It is actually working pretty well for a free, temporary solution.
Sure I look like a Hillbilly. I’m OK with that.
In other news, I am leaving this week to spend a few fun-filled days in Nashville with my peeps at Thomas Nelson. I’ve been writing for them for over a year now and I am so, so excited to meet these friends I have made online. It’s amazing how close you can get to someone you have only communicated with through Facebook and email. Well, of course, we’ve also built a relationship around Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.
You will like my latest post there all about how to keep it together when your kids can’t.
I got out my suitcase yesterday and started planning what to take. Now that I am exercising in the mornings I have a harder time trying to squeeze everything in a small carry on. The running shoes alone take up half of the space and even though I shove underwear and hairbrushes in them, it is hard to make myself sacrifice an extra pair of adorable wedges. The price you pay for health and wellness shouldn’t involve a choice between ugly shoes and your favorite sandals.
Having so many trips between now and mid-November, I will be planting my suitcase on the trunk at the foot of my bed and leaving it there during the week, refilling it, then whisking away again. Normally I would be worried about getting too tired, but I am all oiled up and ready.
What are you up to this week? Anything fun happening?!