That is why when the power went out a few days ago I immediately went into a panic. Yes, I have a gas fireplace that puts out a lot of heat, so I wasn't in any danger of freezing, but I suddenly realized that there were so many things I couldn't do. No internet, no lights to read by, no running the dishwasher.....That is why when the power came back on after an hour, I jumped up and took this photo. (oops, forgot to fluff the pillow in the chair)
How spoiled have we become? Everything is at our fingertips. Out on the road and you want to call up your 90 year old mom to check on her? Just pull that phone out. At an auction or a thrift store and want to check on the value of something? That same smart phone connects you right to the internet. I can remember the days of frantically searching for a payphone that actually worked just to let my parents know where I was.
Tessa Kathleen would tell me, "it's easy Nana, just play".
She may be only two, but I think that kid is already way ahead of me.
The simple life is definitely better.