Tuesday, October 1, 2013


As an individual, I am prone to philosophy and dreams; practical considerations are best left to the others in my life.  This finds me frequently undone when confronted with credit card transactions and smiling waitresses and friends stuffing several large bills in my hand.  Little girl lost.

A few minutes before, snatched from the realm of soft blue sky, waves lapping against moored sailboats,and the floating ambiance of waterbirds riding on the breeze and leaving a musical trail of their native sounds (Merrior, a wine and seafood taste experience on the water), I snap back into the ordinary world unable to transition.

In my defense, I am not quite senile, and possess an average intelligence.  As I told someone in a dream last night, I was an honor student, a somewhat capable basketball player AND "Miss Courtesy" in high school.  Despite these meager though well-rounded accomplishments, I trip over the door sill of sophisticated card-swiping, technical Nirvana and appear to need a boy scout to lead me across the street.

At Merrior 
I fumble while my brain is stuck in neutral and sweat forms on my
 face, causing my thinning hair to plaster to my cheeks.
Everyone jumps to my rescue.

And now feeling as inferior as possible, I shop for an Apple TV, which is an appliance which allows TV to show internet options, like Netflix.  Grandson thought they were in the $30 range.  Surprise!  The cheapest was $48 and it wasn't Apple, which were closer to $100.  For someone whose monthly income is $120, and has many cats to feed and vet, this is a considerable amount.


Misty, one of my dependents rests after mowing the grass.

I will mull over my wants, needs, and resources and build the resolve to get the gadget and have Grandson do the rest.  He understands.

Grandson who makes it ever so hard to hate men.


  1. Oh, I'm right there with you on the tech stuff, my dear friend. I bought my computer in 2009 (I think) and I still have to get my husband to show me how to do things. It is hard to believe I was once right up there at the cutting edge of computerized typesetting technology, in 1975. LOL
    Give yourself a hug from me, or have your handsome grandson give you one from me.
    Luv, K

  2. I'm slightly biased on anything relating to your grandson (and granddaughter), but there's no doubt in my mind if he said those Apple things are out there at that price, he can find them. Also, don't forget that your birthday and Christmas are right around the corner. Maybe Santa Claus will bring you one.

  3. As I understand it, there are several varieties of the internet TV thingy... Apple's is one (priciest, but best), and there are others. But you need very high speed internet in order to stream the programs without it "buffering" - so if you have DSL, it might not have quite the capacity and you'll end up frustrated. Have that handsome grandson of yours do some research before you plunk down your cash.

  4. I used his here and it worked fine! Don't tell anyone.

  5. Tell your grandson that his senior photo is the most sophisticated photo I have seen in many a moon. I can tell the Chesapeake Bay family is extremely proud of him !