As I was making coffee this morning it occurred to me that there are things in my life I can live with and without. As life and needs change the list also changes. I thought I would document first what I can't live without and then what life has taught me I can live without.
Coffee ~ if made right, it's nearly orgasmic! I am a coffee snob and freely admit it. I never order coffee in a restaurant, unless I know the bill for two is going to be over $100 because I know they use good beans. I use a French press, good fresh beans, and creme with no sugar. I actually wake up on the morning thinking about that first cup of coffee ~ before I even make the first potty run of the day!
My heating pad is proudly on the back of my favorite chair (including ottoman). Granted, I've not been crafty and made a pretty cover for it, but I don't care ~ the heating pad stays where it is. Once I was on a business trip and my heating pad shorted-out and blew all the circuits in the suite. I really didn't care about the circuits, I knew the resort maintenance crew could fix that; I was freaking that it was eleven p.m., and there was a possibility I was going to have my first cuppa-joe sans heating pad on my poor aching back. I hopped in my car and finally found an open Walgreen's in a neighboring town. To my joy I found one exactly like the dead one back in my suite. At that time of my life I traveled 300 days a year and I learned to always have a back up.
After my forced retirement, I found out I could live without a smart phone. Housekeeping is my only responsibility why do I need a smart phone? I no longer have over 200 people to manage in 5 states; have multiple email accounts streaming into my phone; text like a banshee; or manage my life minute by minute on a calendar. Today I am the proud owner of a plain old flip phone with no whistles or bells ~ and I rarely check my voice mail! I CAN live without a smart phone!
My car has gadgets and capabilities that I haven't even discovered how to use yet. My navigation system at one time was my best friend. I found out I can live without upgrading my GPS quarterly as I know where the grocery store is without a voice telling me where to turn. And by the way, my system allows me to change the voice from male to female voice. One day it occurred to me, I didn't pay an exorbitant amount of money for my car to have a man tell me what to do! Out came the owners manual and I now have a very nice lady giving the orders.
That's it for today, tomorrow I'll add a link to a site where I am to be a featured artist! Ain't life grand?