One. Whole. Week.
Things I have learned this week:
- My drive to and from work is a lot longer if I don’t spend it talking to people
- Wes and I have a lot of conversations throughout the day that help break up my stress. I miss those, even though the conversations don’t tend to be terribly momentous
- I feel a lot less accessible, and a bit isolated
- In the absense of a phone, I will check my emails four times as often
- I’m a teensy bit more patient when I have stuff I need to talk to Wes about because I no longer have the ability to call him the minute I think of something
We just learned today that it could be another two weeks before my new phone gets here and I must admit, that thought leaves me winded. Jimminy freaking cricket! I have not been without a cell phone for this long since I was twelve. Not even when we were in Israel was I without a cell phone for this long.
Every time someone wants to call me, they have to call Wes’ phone! This is all well and good, except he actually uses it for his job so shared custody is tenuous at best.
In looking at it for a second, I am reminded that my cell phone absense comes in the middle of the time I have set aside for NaNoWriMo. Perhaps this is the Universe’s way of telling me to be less distracted and get back to work on my novel! Well, I would hate for the Universe to start using stronger tactics, so I’ll take the hint and keep typing, just in a different place.
I cracked 35,000 words this morning, though, so the end is dimly in sight. I have over 70 pages written (by Microsoft Word’s reckoning) and my brain continues to burst with new ideas. Wish me luck as I continue typing my little face off and ignorng the calls and voicemails I can’t access!