Saturday, October 25, 2008

Watching the Washington State world go by

MSN, Facebook, email, cheap international phone calls -- all of these are making your absence bearable, and even kind of fun.

Every morning I hop out of bed at about 6:00 AM and connect to MSN, an application that I installed to communicate with you. I just can't wait to get the news of the day that you experienced while I was sleeping.

Still, I get mixed up:

- Have a great day honey!

- Mom, I'm going to bed!

Or...

-How was your voice lesson?

-Mom, that's tomorrow!

Why can I still not get that straight after all of these years? Maybe because I never had to apply the time zone difference to one of my children.

Anyway, all of the means of communication at our disposal make exchanging information and getting news so easy -- and the immediacy of it is reassuring.

I know what you're doing at practically every moment of your American life.

But nothing can tell me what you're thinking when you're sitting in a car, sipping a Starbuck's caramel macchiato, and watching the Washington State world go by.

16 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's wonderful how technology helps us stay close to those we love!
Your daughter is really beautiful!

Randal Graves said...

Even with the technology - and yay, for it! - it still has to be tough from time to time.

La Framéricaine said...

Betty,

That is a very evocative and poignant photo of your daughter out there in the big world of the Pacific Northwest. I'm happy for you that you have all these wonderful new ways to reach out and touch.

Amitiés

Betty C. said...

To all -- I feel like I could not get through this without the technology, but who's to say? If it didn't exist, we never could have imagined it...

framéricain - - I think one of her friends took it. I'm not so sure it would be my daughter's choice, but I love it!

tut-tut said...

Nice unposed photo, Betty. It's wonderful to realize that technology will let me keep at least in some kind of closer contact when L goes away to college!

killuke said...

There are truly so many different ways to keep contact with your close ones! I personally can't think of a better way than using Skype!!

Betty C. said...

killuke -- I forgot to mention Skype -- because we don't use it! I guess I'm not that much of a phone person and it doesn't appeal to me that much.

Thanks for your comment!

RennyBA said...

Yea, its hard to keep secrets nowadays :lol:

wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Leesa said...

I was going to say, Skype, too!!!! Glad she's enjoying herself... though I know you miss her terribly!! Thank goodness for technology!!
Take care, Leesa

Our Juicy Life said...

I think it's great that she's in Washington State, such an independent young lady. Very cool. We use skype or ichat here from france to the US and it's pretty cool. She's probably thinking - how cool it is that I'm here!

Nicole said...

What a cool post! I love that picture. Your daughter reminds me of Ali MacGraw in "Love Story."

Bea said...

Lovely post! And so true...

Linda said...

Thank God for SKYPE too so I can talk to my grandchildren across the ocean.

Cassoulet Cafe said...

This is my very favorite post of yours...
it brought a smile to my face. :)

Jann said...

What a great shot~A big step in her life to be so far away from you......

BaL said...

This post will attach me to your blogs, Betty :)