Life with NO Cell phone?!
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3. I make phone calls before I leave the house, so I'm not talking and driving.
4. I plan my outings and trips to be more efficient so I'm back home ASAP.
5. If I don't want to be bothered while out to dinner with my husband, goal achieved!
6. I talk to my children when I'm in the car instead of talking to friends.
7. I listen to my radio and actually enjoy it.
8. I talk to strangers at the park instead of calling a friend because they are familiar.
9. My life has been simplified!!!
10. I feel that if my mom could raise us kids without a cell phone, why can't I do the same.
11. We have no cell phone service at our house anyway, so we aren't paying for service we don't get.
12. If I call 911 from home using a landline, I know they'll find me (unlike what TV will have you believe can happen with cell phones, they're just not that accurate, really!)
13. I use that time to talk God!
14. I feel closer to my friends because if I want to see them, they come over or I go see them.
15. When I'm out, I don't worry about what everyone else is up to.
16. I feel more responsible, leaving numbers to places I'll be when necessary.
17. I can still reach anyone by way of phone, every store has one and so do all my friends.
18. I've been humbled.
19. Still have a phone book, alarm clock, calendar & voice recorder, and even a camera.
20. It's one less thing to keep up with!
21. It saves my hardworking husband money!
So, while you're sitting there thinking I'm crazy and how cell phones make your life so convienant, remember it's probably been a long time since you've tried it, and you might just like it. I have!
Also, I can go right now today and get another phone service but right now, I don't need it.
I told James the other night, "look, I'm blessed to get to stay home with my babies while you work. You work 70 hours a week so that we have nice things, heat, water, a roof, clothes, etc and it's just you. I'm not working, I don't have to have a nice car, fancy clothes, fine dining, I have my babies and my husband and everything I need." I also explained that I'm proud of him for paying off so much debit in the last few years and that now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it feels good. I'm actually afraid of debit now or buying anything big. I actually told him "NO" to a new car a week ago, simply because it wasn't what we wanted despite the awesome deal he would be getting. I don't mind waiting until my babies are back in school and I go back to work. I don't mind saving that money, putting it away, paying our house off, whatever we can do with it. The only thing I don't want to lose is my internet! It's my touchstone to the world. But, I'm sure if the time came and he decided we needed to live on a self sustainable farm, I'd move, I'd do it and I'd love it!