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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Social Media...Again!

Okay, another great grandma brag here. (Remember, it's my blog and I can do this any time I want!) ;-) This is Miss Juliette as of just a few days ago. She's now a few months old. Her sister just loves her a lot. When she went to her daycare to visit with her friends, she called out, "Everybody, this is my Juliette!" She's a very proud and loving big sister. Juliette loves to be held and is a very sweet baby, sleeping through the night already. She's also a very happy little girl.


The kids are after me again to...well, let me tell you—upgrade my cell phone. If you know me or have read my blog for any amount of time, you know my feelings on social media; I hate it. I have a Facebook account under an fictitious name to see my grandkids and great grandkids. I don't twitter, although, I tried it for a couple of days and then deleted it. Why would anyone want to know what I'm cooking that day or if I'm in the bathroom on the toilet? Boggles my mind. Even at the continuous nagging by my kids, I don't text. Gasp!!! I want to hear their voices and emotions and I'm just horrible at "two-thumbing" talking. I also hate, hate, hate with a passion people in line at the store talking about their very private lives while the rest of us are appalled at them. In restaurants, I've been watching the folks around us and a couple or a family will all pull out their cell phones and are talking on the cell phone or playing games. Where's the family sociality there? No wonder families are in danger! They don't talk to each other; they text each other. I know this to be true with some families we know. I make Love Bunny turn his off before we go into the restaurant. Mine is rarely on except if I'm shopping and need to ask hubs something we might need. I just don't use it much at all. My granddaughter is the same way and she works for Microsoft. She just got one these past few months when pregnant with her 2nd child and her hubby couldn't find her and thought she'd gone into labor. He had a fit so we gave her an old one of ours we never threw away and put her on our plan for ten dollars more a month. NO data plan, no fancy apps, just a phone she can let someone know if she's in trouble. She and I think so much alike, it's as if she's my daughter and not my granddaughter.

And we don't have a television, which brings up my newest rant.

Why do I have to go out to a restaurant with televisions spread all over the place blaring out sports events while my hubs and I are trying our best to talk? I love Applebee's best of all but I'm getting sick of the loud noise. Olive Garden or other restaurants at which we dine don't have the televisions blaring. Actually, Olive Garden has a separate room on the other side of the dining area at our local one here in town. I truly appreciate that. But while dining we should be chatting with the person or couple, not trying to talk above a blaring sports event. Okay, I'll slither back into my hole now and calm down. :-)

This is a gorgeous room I think. Love the striped curtains.

Just eye candy roses and lilacs.

I have no clue where this building is but it is stunning with its architecture.

Radishes even make a gorgeous flower arrangement.

Fairies? If they say so, it must be true. Can you spot them?

Gorgeous wallpaper.

Gorgeous balcony and french doors.

A small little private area in a big city.

I think Claudia would like this island. ;-)

Gorgeous, stunning fuchsia chairs and curtains.

Pretty pillow cases with embroidered lace edges.

Eye candy tag for you.

My kind of license plate!

Yummy cookies!

Another place for your pretties, hanging in the windows overlooking an ocean.

It is illegal in the U.S. to sell raw almonds. They must be pasteurized before sale.


  1. Oh she's just gorgeous Connie - congratulations!!!

  2. Totally agree with all you say re phones and Television, cant stand extraneous noise. It is such bad manners when people start bellowing into a phone on a train or a bus.
    We sometimes go to a restaurant where the 'muzak' is playing, and I always ask the server to switch off the speaker near our table.

  3. Hi Connie...You always have the most beautiful scenes in the photographs you post. Loved that blue island that looks like it's really a little dresser. SO CUTE.

    And that baby doll! Oh, what a sweetie. Isn't it great being a Grammie?

    Hope you have a nice Sunday. Susan

  4. She is so cute and chubby!

    There are many restaurants we can't go to with my Grandma because the music is so high. She has hearing issues and she can't hear us!

  5. Love the photos of the baby. With everything there is a time and a place. When I go to take my kids to a doctor, I want to know what others are saying about him. I want to know I'm taking my kids to a safe place. I don't need a t.v. in my restaurant but I want to know with some warning if I need to take my family to a safe place because someone is doing something stupid again. And god for bid something happens at their school, I'll get a text letting me know. I won't have to wait for someone at the school to call me or watch it on the news. And some of my family lives far away, facetime is a way for me to see my niece and nephew when I don't get to watch them grow up. I'm not saying you need to have all of it, however, when families aren't lucky enough or friends aren't lucky enough to live right next to each other, it sure is nice to be able to connect in someway. To be a part of soccer when I'm not able to sit at the game. But again, everything has a time and a place. Maybe, it's not all bad we just struggle to find balance with it.

  6. Your little granddaughter is sooooo pretty! SO sweet...what a blessing! I like her name, too. Social media gets on my very last nerve. I've quit Twitter, and Google + was a horrible waste of time and it messed up my blog! :?

    Right now, it's just FB for sorority stuff and book club, basically, and my blog. I wish I could stop FB bu my book club posts all info on our FB group page.

    I really want those lace-trimmed pillows. Where did you find them? I really need them. :)


  7. Congratulations about Juliette!!! She is simply beautiful! I finally have texting now. I had to because my brother lives in canada and while that is only 2 hours until his house, it is expensive for him to call me or for me to call him. I do have facebook because it is the only way some of my students contact me. i would prefer a phone call, but yeah, they just don't do taht anymore.


  8. Enjoyed the pics ... sweet sweet baby and all the eye candy
    enjoyed the read... agree about the phone -traded my "smart" phone to my daughter and took over her "simple - phone only" much happier. But I do live on FB. 5 kids & 13 grandkids!! scattered hither & yon.... without FB I'd never know what they were all doing! :)

  9. You know I agree. I have an iPhone because I am out of town on work assignments fairly often and Don has one too. But we don't use them unless we have to. I tried to get into Twitter and simply can't. FB is wonderful for me, though, because I have such an extended group of friends and colleagues and former students and it's the way I can keep up with them all. But rudeness on cell phones and televisions blaring in restaurants? Dislike!


  10. I am so inspired after visiting. Thanks. Made my day.


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