SoCS – This Little Phone of Mine

I first saw Linda’s SoCS prompt yesterday afternoon:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

I looked beside me and there was my phone. I was not happy this was what I needed to write about, but today I feel differently.

I woke up with vertigo this morning. It is a relatively mild case, but it is enough to be unsettling and make me feel uneasy moving my head too much. So, when I woke at 6;30 am, I took my Dramamine and decided to lie down again. I was restless, so I sat up slowly and unlocked my phone, found my 6 hours of spa music on YouTube and let the music lull me back to sleep.

Normally, I write my blogs on my iPad, but the head tilt required is limiting me to writing on my phone. Hubby helped me prepare my coffee and I am sitting against a back massager with heat, writing.

Earlier, I was able to check in on family via texting from my phone. Some jobs have been lost and many are feeling the pressure of staying afloat. I am thankful this phone allows me to connect with people.

This phone also helps me continue with daily videos. I am on day 113 now and these videos have helped me process all the emotions associated with these trying times. I am thankful.

My phone is red. Part of Apple’s Project Red which supports the AIDS project. I bought a red case to match. Red is a favorite color of mine.

My phone serves a lot of purposes: camera, photo editor, an occasional game, a texting device, a weather station, a video streaming device, a video camera, an alarm clock, a note taker, an email device, a browser, a timer/stopwatch, a flashlight, a bird tracker, a word processor and especially concerning – a resting place for germs! Sanitize you’re phones, my friends.

This post us part of Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. If you want to play along, you will find the rules here.


20 thoughts on “SoCS – This Little Phone of Mine”

  1. Our phones are marvelous things these days!
    Sorry you are having vertigo, as I have days like that too, and even the past few I’ve been a bit off. Sitting here with my heating pad on, too. 🙂
    And yes, my phone (and computer keyboard) get wiped down several times a day.

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  2. I hope this is a brief bout of vertigo for you! Our phones are amazing things, when you contemplate what they can do for us. I love that yours is red with a matching red case. Mine has a purple case, one of my favorite colors.

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    1. I spent most of yesterday sleeping. The medication has that effect. Purple was my sister’s favorite color and is another favorite of mine.


  3. I hope you are feeling better by now, nothing worse than vertical. I know exactly what you mean about your phone it’s my whole kit and kabudle as well 💜

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  4. Unlike 99% of people, I only use my phone for texts and phone calls. Despite recently getting a HUGE up to date phone, I could not imagine using it for blogging or Internet searches. I stick with a PC, as even my 10-inch tablet seems too small for comfort. 🙂

    Looking at my tablet last night also reminded me that our first TV in the 1950s had the same size screen, ten inches. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete

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    1. I resisted for a long time, Pete, but I do use my phone extensively now, especially away from home.

      First TV’s would make an excellent post, Pete.


  5. It is remarkable what we carry around in our pockets these days. I can read and comment but find I really can’t compose on there — I need my laptop to do my best work.

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  6. I read this on Saturday – on my phone – and since it showed as having been read, I never went back to it to comment. Ah, the signals we process. Sometimes I worry about screen time, and then I get a text or a blog notification from someone and I know they’re OK, and I don’t worry any longer.

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