A few weeks ago, I’d had it with my cordless phones. They were fairly old (in terms of modern technology), and were no longer holding a charge. I had replaced the chargers and the batteries to no avail. I went to Amazon and found the best rated, cheapest phones they had and got rid of the old set.
I’m happy enough with the new ones, and some features are better than the old ones. One thing I really miss, though, is that the new ringtones are rather boring, and I can’t assign them to different numbers. With my old set, if I heard “Old McDonald” I knew it was my friend, Christie.
I thought I’d be ok with the change until my caller ID identified my husband as the caller.
No more “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”
Makes me sad.
Weeks ago, I was lying on the porch swing with my head in my husband’s lap. He was watching the fish jump out of the lake in the back while I lightly dozed and just enjoyed relaxing with him.
“Would it traumatize you if, many many years from now, I died lying here like this?” I asked him.
He looked down at me.
“It’s just so pleasant, so peaceful. I’d just like to lie here like this and fall asleep and not wake up.”
“You’re not allowed to die,” was his response.
On Saturday, Billy came into the house to report that the swing had broken. I investigated and discovered that rust, and not rambuctious children, was the culprit. When I told Bill the terrible news, he said that he had seen lots of rust the last time he put it together (when we moved here over a year ago), and knew it wouldn’t make it to the next house.
“But I was going to die in that swing,” I moaned.
“You are not allowed to die – ever,” he insisted.
Each of us, separately, decided that perhaps the swing did not need replacing. Then all day yesterday, we each kept thinking, “Oh, I think I’ll go sit in the – oh, maaaan, I guess not!”
We agreed, we need to replace it with something. Maybe not a swing, maybe just a couch. We have plenty of seats, but we want to sit next to each other. I want to lie down with my head in his lap.
Even if he won’t let me die, ever.