What a Single Mom Does With Her Fingers

My fingers were helplessly trembling as I held it in my clammy hands.  It was just the right size- not too big, not too small.  As I touched it, I felt the excitement building up inside me even more.  I was up all night playing with it.  Varying sensations ran through my body as I imagined the happiness it would bring me in the coming days.  That’s how wonderful I felt when I had my first… cellphone!

That was fourteen years ago, I think.  I saved up enough money to get my first mobile phone.  It was the best thing that ever happened to me.  I loved how I could get in touch with friends near or far with just a few presses on the buttons.  I almost got calloused hands from all the endless texting.

Fast forward to today, I am a single mom with nothing better to do with her fingers.  The mobile phone still continues to be a reliable and steadfast companion.  When I come home from work, seriously craving for some adult conversation, I’d grab my phone and text a few of my friends.

I’m thankful that cellphones come with other nifty accessories.  For instance, I love to listen to 80’s music as I go about and do the household chores, so my mobile headset has likewise proven to be an indispensable tool for me.  I can listen to my favorite Tears for Fears tunes without having my daughter raise her eyebrows at me.

Whenever my daughter’s away at her dad’s for the weekend, I miss her so much that I find myself calling or texting her almost every hour or so.   Sometimes I wish I had one of those inconspicuous spy headphones, so I can listen in on what goes on at the ex-in laws’ house.  Well, that’s just me when I’m bored.

If I had the chance to get any new mobile phone accessory, it might have to be a good gsm booster.  The signal at our place tends to get a little funky at times, right when I’m in the middle of a serious discussion with a girlfriend.  Talk about perfect timing!  I simply cannot have an erratic signal when I’m trying to get a point across.

Mobile technology certainly has come a long way.  I can’t imagine how I as a single mom could live without a cellphone and other mobile accessories.  I’d be disconnected from the people I love.  Totally unacceptable!

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I can’t live without my phone ; )


  2. I really hope it stops soon and its good you have so much supporting paperwork to hopefully stop her. some friends of mine had a similar thing for a few years but not via the internet but malicious letters etc. i have not noticed any suspect new folk over at mine but as i do not get to comment on all your posts maybe i am a bit under the radar?! *hugs* and protective vibes to you both xoxoxox

  3. Mich of Mich Eats and Shops says

    Actually, I’m not really a phone person. I can leave my phone at home and I wouldn’t really care. It simply means a break from work. Now the internet, I can’t live without. It’s my way of connecting with people :)

  4. Me too, my life will not be complete without technology on the hand. They are part of my world.

  5. Honey… you are NOT alone. My iPhone is my partner. LOL.

  6. Cellphones have really gone a long way. They can do a lot more things than just calls or text. But I’m still not to much sold on buying a smartphone ’cause I still continue using my CPs for call and text lang din. Hehhee! =)

  7. I am thinking something else! LOL kidding aside, yeah, phones are necessity and must haves for much better communication.

  8. Isn’t it funny how things have changed so much in such a short period of time? Quite a naughty introduction there :P

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