Frigid in the northeast tonight, not fit for man nor beast. Why do I live here I ask myself.
For the last year, I have been annoyed by Verizon wireless, with whom I had my cell phone contract.
My bill, for just my phone, was almost $100 a month. Then one month, I went over by 'next to NOTHING', and they hit me with a ridiculous charge. I vowed that when my 2 year commitment was up, I was doing something else.
So I waited patiently, and on 11/2/2013, I was looking for another option. I did consider Straight Talk Wireless, which is about $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and data, but I am not a fan of Walmart in any sense, so I kept looking.
What I came up with was Page Plus Cellular I have had it for two months now, and I am really satisfied. I have 1200 minutes of talk, 3000 text/picture messages, and 500 MB of data. They use the Verizon towers, so you get the exact same coverage as you did with Verizon. I researched it to be sure.
I am careful not to use the internet on my Smart Phone without using WiFi if it is available, but otherwise I have done nothing different. I text my kids ALL THE TIME.
And the cost............$29.95 a month. Seriously. I signed up for Auto Refill on the first of every month, so I don't have to think about it. And I am HAPPY to be done with Verizon, and HAPPY to not have gone to Walmart. And I can spend $70 a month some other way.
Today I was sewing socks, one of those repetitive jobs that I don't really mind. I got thinking about hurtful comments, and the people that make them.
It occurred to me, that if harsh words are spoken in the heat of an argument, that is one thing. Those things can be chalked up to losing one's temper, not thinking, etc.
But when someone says something hurtful out of that context, then they are saying it just to make their point, and they are just being mean.
There is no excuse for just mean.
And those are the words that we remember.
We forget the ones spoken in anger more or less.
But those words spoken just to inflict pain, we don't forget those, and we don't ever feel the same about the person who spoke them.
That's just my thinking while sewing today.
I can look back at my life and prove that theory. I have little or no recollection of things said in the heat of argument, even though I know they were said.
But those hurtful, mean comments, yup, I could access them all if I tried. They leave marks. Enough said.
I would like to go to Joann Fabrics tonight, and get some stuff. But I won't leave the house in this deep freeze. Instead, I will stay home and make tea, and have one of the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that I made last night.
Maybe I'll have two.
It is so cold, that when Roy sees his coat and leash come out, he runs and hides. THAT is cold.
He likes to snuggle on the couch with his blanket, or lie as close to the stove as he can get.
Or better yet, he likes to lay across a warm body, and get as close as he can get.
Roy and I hate winter.