Monday, April 05, 2010

I Often Forget

I'm not sure I mentioned it before, but when we moved here we both got iPhones. Soon after accepting our positions, we received an email from the school laying out the phone plans. It was nice to get that email because the phone was handed to us as soon as we arrived on the island. In Peru, we rarely used our phones. We shared one before Max and then each had one after Maximo was born, but they were cheap and we always prepaid our minutes. The only time I really wanted one, was when we were out to dinner or away from Maximo, especially when he was little and then it would lay in my lap while we enjoyed dinner out.

Then, we became Almighty iPhone users. Oh, it is so much more than a phone. You can watch podcasts and videos on it, you can listen to music, you can take photos and video. You can search the internet. You can use the Google Maps option and find your location or drop a pin on a restaurant or store you love and want to find again sometime. I can access all my personal files on it. And the list goes on and on...

It's almost always with me, so it's fun to have the photo/video option to capture moments when I didn't have our large (but wonderful) camera with us. Unfortunately, I often forget I've taken pictures on it, until I'm sitting on a train by myself, wondering what I should do and start thumbing through the photos. (Note: this does not happen often.)

Today, I took the day off of work because Max has seemed to have a mysterious illness - which goes and comes, which makes him cough, and often times leak vomit and diarrhea. What fun! He first got sick when we were in Cambodia and we chalked it up to something bad he ate. But, it seemed to go away, then come back again, but a little different. We waited. I planned to take him to the doctor last week, but then he seemed to recover. But, this weekend, we ended up doing about 20 loads of laundry, most of which was covered in puke. Anyhow, the doctor says that he thinks he's at the end of a bad stomach virus going around and he has a respiratory infection as well. After a successful doctor's visit and an uneventful train ride, we came back, I got Max to take his medicines (mixed in a chocolate jelly - which he loved) and then we giddily sat on the back porch so he could eat a popsicle and enjoy the warm weather. This is when I started scrolling through my phone and found these...

Vietnam Air - better than it sounds!

John and Maximo's firsts steps in Cambodia

Max and D riding their imaginary bus!

Max and Flavi in the backyard - used CameraBag Application on iPhone

Max and Flavius playing in the garden

Flavius and our tulips!

Max in the yard on top of the water table.

Our garden looks 100% better than when we moved in,
although the grass looks like crap!

On the way to the doctor's today - a beautiful cherry blossom at the shrine.

The cherry blossoms are peaking this week and look gorgeous!

And all was fine and dandy, until Max tripped, fell off the back porch steps (3) landed on his face and got a bloody nose. He recovered quickly, ate a decent lunch, and is now sleeping. That gives me time to blog, make homemade benne wafers (YUM!) and enjoy a cup of tea. I could get used to this staying home bit.

And... here's a gem from my iPhone archive. I took this after wine and chu-his and then forgot about it. John and Jon singing "Y Control" by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs at a karaoke bar after dinner one night:

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