Thursday, September 24, 2009

On being a Digital Immigrant

Hey there Folks,

I sure hope you are all doing well. We are doing pretty good here at the Casa. We are waiting for Ellie to have her kittens - her area is all set up to do her thing and the kids are so excited. I don't think it will be until next week assuming Ike is the daddy.

There is plenty of other stuff going on too. I have been sewing up a storm and I love my sewing room so much. All the light is amazing. I rarely turn on the lights, I just use the natural sunshine that pours in. Sam plays with his trains and cars or colors in the living room and the house is peaceful. The big workspace is wonderful. Both Sewing machines (the Berninas) have been tot he shop and serviced so they are back to their dreamy selves. Ahh Life is good.

This is where I spent my Saturday morning and it was so nice. I am working on a quilt for Michelle Engel Bencsko out of her new Shade Garden line. I want it finished for her to take to market next month if she wants to, so I am trying to work with a deadline. I think by this afternoon most of the progress will be made.

Ike has become my shadow since his testicles were removed. He is where ever I am. He does not want to be picked up and loved on, he just wants to hang out and be stroked. He keeps me company in the evening while I am cleaning up the kitchen, perches on the edge of the tub while I am in the shower, makes a mad dash for my lap when I sit down for a moment and curls around my head while I am sleeping. I am not real wild about that actually - so I have been trying to keep the doors closed to keep him out, but with the doors closed I don't hear the kiddos as well if the need Stu or I during the night.

Here is my sewing room this morning....I am all ready to layout and piece the panels of the quilt. What a great day I have planned today.

This is a picture of what the quilt will look like when it is all finished. Pretty lovely I think. Oh and that is my phone. I am finally learning how to use it after being insulted by the bagger girl at the commissary on Monday. I was chatting with her on the way out to the van and we were talking about cell phones and I mentioned how much I did not like mine. I think it does too much and I can't figure out all the things it does. She said that Technology is just not natural to "Your Generation". My jaw dropped to my chest I am sure. I am only 33 for heaven's sake! Not 103! As soon as I got home I found the instruction book for my phone and uploaded some music to it, so it is now my MP3 player. So HA! I can be a digital native....I just need a map. Digital Immigrant my foot.
Have a great day folks!
Tia



8 comments:

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

that is so funny! :) you don't have bandwidth to learn your phone coz your old, not because because of all the other stuff your doing... oh to have my life simple like a teenager again..
I haven't updated my phone for months.

Lori in South Dakota said...

ahh, all I want my phone to do is ring and have voice mail. no texting. nothing else. don't use the camera. Technology is great, but I only need so much!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tia..........you have now had your first "senior Moment" !! Not fun is it? I got gray hair early, needless to say my first senior moment was early too!! Just laugh and bask in your wisdom!! ;) Hopefully your mommy cat will like her special spot! Our cats have always chosen their own spot, once in a bag behind the freezer!! Gail Norback

the Campfollower said...

No kidding....the simplicity of being a teenager. I remember how much I knew back then. I am just trying to train myself to just think and NOT speak, unlike back then when I jabbed my foot in my mouth every opprutunity I got.

And as far as Ellie goes...she has been turning up in some pretty squirrly places so I doubt she will use the "Queening Box" But we have prepared it for her pleasure. I am curious about the kitten delivery in a bag behind the freezer, great tale, Gail!

Beth said...

This reminds me of the dumb kid checking my stuff out at the market. I was buying wine for the fish I was cooking and he asked if I was over 21. I said last I checked, yes I was. Then he asked how long ago that was. Thanks Man.
Good luck with the kittys

Anonymous said...

Kittens in a bag! HA! That was not fun because I was 7.5 months into the expectation of twins too! Momma cat dragged a grocery bag behind the freezer in the basement and had them in the bag!! Being overly large getting them out of that spot proved challenging to say the least! ;) She eventually accepted the lovely box I had fixed for her.......she did move them around the house a few times. Such funny memories! Lovee your new sewing space, I sew in the Pit (otherwise known as the basement) Gail NOrback

Jennie said...

LOL big time at the bagger girl!! I'm 30... and we ARE the technology generation!! I don't ever remember a time when we didn't have a computer in the house, I have had a cell phone since before she was born probably, and I remember when we got one of the first CD players that ever came out!

amandajean said...

i'm like you...my phone stumps me half the time. my husband taught me how to text the other day. (i should NOT be admitting this!)

i hope you have fun sewing in your new space. it looks like a lot of fun. :)

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