Aug 9, 2022

It Is What It Is ~

 You can't be everything to everyone. It is what it is, 
it is what you make it. Not everything happens
 when you expect it; it is what it is...

Not so long ago we communicated by calling 
and having a “real” conversation.  Hearing a person 
on the other end of the phone.  Especially when
 you can’t see that person so very often.  

Arvid is one that gets really annoyed when someone 
tries to text him, especially after he has told them
 that all he has is a flip phone.  Needless to say, he
 ignores the text, and deletes the message.  He says,
"if they can't call me then it's not that important."

Arvid has many qualities, most I admire.  One of 
his so many admirable qualities is that he has been
 calling his mother Molly in Norway for over 40 years
 every Sunday at more or less the same time. 
She could set her clock with his calls. 

 Arvid's mom died in January of this year. 
 What a difference one call less makes 😥 Also he 
has his 2 daughters in Norway who he has been calling 
every Sunday without fail for last 30 or so years.  Michelle
 is married with kids so we have had to adjust  to when 
is a good time for them. But even so the calls are
 always there. You hear each other’s voice 💚

Today everyone texts 🙊. Me included.  At least I
 text using actual words. Then there are those who just 
use these so called emoji’s, Bitmoji’s or some random 
thing they copied from elsewhere.  Impersonal is
 what we have then become in these situations.

The truth is that I don't always read all these things 
that are copied and sent to me.  Too much.  If you're going
 to text I'd rather have a few words.  make it more personal.  
That's just my way of thinking.  I text with my mom and 
sisters, but we also talk.   I need to  hear their voices.

Random pictures of some very good times in 
today's blog.  Happy Tuesday to all.  The week is
 still fresh and we can still make those changes
 we keep talking about, at least try our best.

My least favorite expression: it is what it is 🤮 Life happens.

Unpredictability means what it means. 
I don't know how you define it. It is what it is...