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Mondays with Melitas – November 16, 2015

mel blog 11-16DISCUMBOBULATED                                         NOVEMBER 16, 2015

 

 

Yes, I’m so discumb—– , and it’s all because that smart phone arrived last Monday, and it has me bonkers trying to figure it out. It IS smarter than I, so maybe I will have to just forget about new hearing aids and just carry a chalk board around for people to write down when I ask “What?”

You should be made aware why I’m searching for the answer to hear sounds more correctly. Our friend, Dr. Foxx who has the spa over at Grand Champions in Indian Wells, was telling the Warden how his life has changed since he found these hearing aids which can be controlled with a smart phone — his smart phone is an I-pod, but I am trying to get by with much less expensive android, although some androids are high-priced also. Anyway, it’s possible to cut out the background noise for him. I gotta tell you about the Doctor, Richard Foxx. He’s had quite a busy life — a rated polo player, trainer of polo ponies, a physician, an US Army Surgeon, authoring equestrian and medical articles for numerous magazines. So 4/5 years ago he published a book titled “Spirit Ranch,” and I’m saying you should read it because it takes place right in our Coachella Valley in the neighborhood where I lived for 25 years. You can find it on Amazon. (ADV)

All I meant to bring up was just about Dr. Foxx with his new “ears,” not his autobiography. (I didn’t even ask his permission.) Oh well, if he sues, he sues.

I went back to the smart phone to try to find the application needed to work with the Moto G (short for my phone,) and for the life of me I couldn’t find anything close. Last evening, I had spent a couple of hours flipping through hundreds of apps with no success, but started in again. NO success, so I stopped to rest my eyes, and soothe my “savage breast,” before I have a nervous breakdown. If I don’t find that App. It means I have to exchange for a different phone, and that means more $$$$.

Went out in patio to try to read the paper, but I really don’t know how one can relax reading about all the trials and tribulations in the world today, so what I did was just sit there and enjoyed the “rays” warming my old carcass.

Door bell rang, and there was Maureen Croft, who was going to try to help me with the phone situation. She has a Samsung, and found this app — TRULINK — on her phone right away. (I knew she was really smart, that’s why I had asked to borrow her today.) Not long into her search on my phone, she found Trulink! She saved me those $$$$, and now I am wondering if I will get a bill for her time, and travel time, plus the gasoline. Oh, dear, dear!

Here this story started so dreary with things like nervous breakdowns, and being all discumbabled (another way for me to spell that “is not-a-word,”) then it all turned out so wonderful for me in the end, I’m almost sad that I didn’t put on the story of the Two Old Ladies. But they can wait, and in the meantime, I can now get my new ear plugs, and maybe it will straighten out my rotten disposition. Hopefully.

 

 

MELITAS FORSTER                                 MONDAYS WITH MELITAS

14 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – November 16, 2015”

  1. Melitas
    I sent you a comment but my phone does not show it got through. So I am writing again😊 I enjoyed your blog & im interested in your new ears. Someone in this household 😳 I won’t say who has a hearing problem. After I tell him twice & he wants me to repeat it a third time, I say know. Makes him mad but I’m hoping it will encourage him to get tested. There are so many horror stories out there about hearing aids & I hope you get good results with your new ears and the new phone😀 Can’t wait to hear!!

    Kathy

  2. MELITAS—-
    YOU ALWAYS HAD THAT ROTTEN DISPOSITION, WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO KID!!!!!

    PLEASE GET THOSE EARS, I KNOW THE WARDEN WANTS TO TELL YOU A THING OR TWO,MAYBE EVEN THREE!!!!!

    I KNOW THAT ONCE YOU GET YOUR EARS, THE WARDEN WILL BE ABLE TO REALLY GET YOU DO SOME WORK AROUND THE HOUSE. THERE WILL BE NO MORE EXCUSES THAT YOU DIDN’T HEAR HER.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!
    LUV YA,
    JOAN

  3. SO glad you took time out to “soothe the savage BREAST”………..or …..maybe that really is what was savage. If so – explain in more detail please.

  4. Hey Melitas! Love and miss seeing you ! Get those ears working and your boots on and enjoy your day! 🌺😘I’m at Shelley coopers physical therapy. Come in for a massage. 👍

  5. Hey Melitas! Love and miss seeing you ! Get those ears working and your boots on and enjoy your day! 🌺😘I’m at Shelley coopers physical therapy. Come in for a massage. 👍

  6. My dear Melitas,
    Of course you have a rotten disposition, that’s why we love you! And keep that Maureen gal close by, because one day that phone is going to crap out too! Don’t let her go!

    We’re dealing with similar issues – changed from Time Warner to Verizon, got new iPhones and bought a new PC for Paul. I thought we were going to have to go to divorce court last week! Things seem to be leveling off, so maybe we’ll make it. Mill keep you posted

    Besotted to you and the Warden!
    Jamie

  7. Besos, besos – not besotted! But I guess that’s close!

  8. Besos, besos – not besotted! But I guess that’s close!

  9. Besos, besos – not besotted! But I guess that’s close!

  10. Dear Mena,

    Don’t feel bad about not being able to figure out all the new technology. I’m 75 and can’t do half of what you do. I can’t wait to hear how the new ears work. It should be wonderful.

    I love you,
    Maxine

  11. Hi there Melitas!!

    I hope by the time you are reading this things are moving the the right direction!!! We certainly can relate to the “ear” as well as the darn phone issues! Yet, they are necessary evils, I guess.

    Most important…take care you!! And, of course, the Warden as well.
    Love you both,
    Kathryn and George too!!

  12. Please work out all the kinks for me! I soon will be dealing with like issues. You are paving the way. Hope to see you in January at a writing class!

  13. Señora Alba….you did an outstanding job….thank you.
    Señora Melitas…..eating the NO NO’s is self inflicting pain.
    sending hugs to the two lovely ladies.
    dorycita

  14. Señora Alba….you did an outstanding job….thank you.
    Señora Melitas…..eating the NO NO’s is self inflicting pain.
    sending hugs to the two lovely ladies.
    dorycita

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