Why Blog?

I have always admired those who take time to offer thoughts and advice through blogging. And I have learned so much through their words and have often been encouraged. With three girls, working on the family dairy farm, a passion for youth ministry, I find it difficult to find something just for me. I have had a journal for all of my adult life, and find writing very therapeutic, so why not. I don't know if my words will have an impact on anyone, or teach anyone anything. But I will be satisfied knowing that I am taking some time out for me. This is my great escape.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blogs on the way...

Hi everyone!

I hope you haven't completly given up on me! I just wanted to let you know that I do have some blogs coming! They will include "Life on the Farm....", "My little singer..." and "My old little treasures..."

So stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tech Dependent...

Last Wednesday, in the whirlwind of getting home from the farm by noon, bathing 3 kids and heading to the Doctor to get Lily checked out (she had strep throat) I washed my cell phone. It went through the soak, rinse and spin cycle and although it came out nice and clean and shiny... it doesn't work....

This is the smart phone I had. Now if only it had a smart owner :)

So today I took it in, and it is being sent away to see if it can be fixed, they gave me a "loaner" phone which they put my "washed" battery in it so it isn't charging either.... grrrrr.

I didn't really realize how much I used it and how much I depended on my phone. I put my grocery list on there, all the numbers of people that I need to contact were in it, my calander is in there. My music and alarms and some pictures were all on there and it was how I kept track of time when I was out and about. I think the thing that is upseting me the most is how much I depend on that little tiny piece of technology. I mean, 20 years ago smart phones didn't even exist and people survived. So I guess I will too.

These are a great tool, but I always get a little nervous
when I hear the word "Recalculating"
I am realizing that in this day in age most everyone is dependent on technology in some way whether it is cell phones or TV or internet or GPS....whatever it may be, and I am not sure how I feel about all that yet. Technology is great and we can do great things because of it, but the little saying "less is more" keeps popping in my head. I mean, how much is need  and how much is want? I am having a little bit of a learning experience through just that question. Do I really need my phone? Or internet? Or a GPS...which lately they seem to have a mind of their own according to the news... I can't say that I have an answer. And I am sure that it is different for everyone. I do know that I feel ridiculus for feeling "sad" about a ruined phone. Life could be so much worse.

I am learing that I can survive just fine without one. Well that, and to check pockets on laundry day...

So are you Tech Dependent or is it just me?