A to Z Challenge – Technology

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T is for technology

I will admit I struggled a little with what word to write about. I do however rely a lot on technology.  I spend a lot of the day on my laptop reading posts and posting on WordPress.  I connect with friends and family on Facebook and I try to keep up with my email.

There is also my phone.  A smart phone that lets me take and edit pictures, there are games to play, I can access WordPress and email if I am away from my laptop, I have access to all the internet offers, and oh yeah, I can call and text people.

I stream movies on Netflix and watch a little digital TV.  Oh and there is the WiFi that I use for both my laptop and phone.  I have a few ebooks and audio books I “read” during the day.  And music… it is available in so many forms.  As I write this I have Pink Floyd’s The Wall in my ear from the millions of videos on YouTube.

I am one who has fully embraced the computer age and wanders through the maze of the internet.  Who would have thought it all started with an Atari (yes, Atari) computer my Dad bought when I was a teenager?  Are you plugged in a lot too?

 

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Happy and Grateful – Day 178

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer. Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too. I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year. Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog. There is always something good to find in each day.

Not too bad today… a little warmer, but there was a nice breeze.  I think now we head into a period of rain possible every evening again as the heat of the day cooks up some storms.  But that is summertime in Iowa.

I feel like I have to stretch today to make my happy and grateful work.  I just have not had one of my better days today.  Tired, irritable, headache, backache, and a boyfriend who had too much to drink make for a rough end to a long day.  I did however hear from a friend from Nebraska who will be here in the area this weekend and hopefully we can connect at some time and maybe have dinner.  Haven’t seen her in over a year so it would be really good to see her.  I was happy to get that little bit of hope.

I have to say tonight I am grateful for my laptop.  I can connect to WordPress, email friends and even keep in touch with my doctor through it.  It is my connection to a world that is sometimes frightening and out of reach in a lot of ways.  If I hadn’t needed to run to my Dad’s tonight to get him dinner I would have stayed locked up here all day… on a day like today that is not all bad.  I am not to the point I never want to leave, but that thought does scare me sometimes.

I am going to read a few more posts and try to get some rest.  Maybe I will wake up better tomorrow… maybe not.  Remember to be grateful for the little things!

Happy and Grateful – Day 172

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

Anxiety has been my shadow today.  I have done what I can to try not to worry, but I keep stressing about my drive to the city tomorrow and both the rehearsal dinner and wedding this weekend.  A room of strangers and a handful of people I know a little… plus in clothes I am not comfortable in, I am not looking forward to it.

But I forged through the day and came out with my sanity still as intact as it can be this late in life.  My Dad’s doctor appointment got cancelled, and I forgot about a meeting my boyfriend had tonight.  So I spent most of the day on my own.  Besides getting lonely and feeling the blues I did ok.  I am grateful for technology to keep me entertained today with some games and a space to write.  And I was happy I was not completely alone as my cat slept with me a good portion of the day, tucked in right next to my laptop.

Now my night-time dose of anxiety meds and some sleep before my drive tomorrow.  If only there was a local doctor who would take my case… but it does no good to dream about it.  Thanks for stopping by and remember to find your happiness!