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Best Reward Ever!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Well, last night I got my reward for exercising from Chicago to Boston 1,011 miles. I set up Skype on my computer (video talking) and my 3 boys from MA all got together (not an easy thing for 3 adults to do) and we talked and "hung out" for 1.5 hours. It was so much fun watching them goof around and joke while talking with me. It has been my best reward so far. Even better than getting the Wii and Wii Fit hahaha! I told them that since they all have video cameras and downloaded Skype that we can talk more often separately. I don't get to talk to one of my sons very much because he only has a cell phone and limited minutes. So now I won't have to be rushed and I get to SEE them. I loved the fact that they went out of their way to get together for me. Sometimes I feel so far away even though I know that they are close in my heart!

The only problem with Skype is that other people can contact you. So 10 or so men tried contacting me and some were not very shy if you know what I mean. I felt a little violated and quickly ex'd them out. At least they couldn't see me unless I accepted their call, yikes!
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  • no profile photo CD3239596
    But if they did see you...they'd be sayin.....oh mama...you lookin pretty hot tonite......LOL....JO
    4554 days ago
    Ruth.... This is Sooooo Coool! And I'm so happy for you....I know how much you miss your boys. Gotta love technology ..... especially when it brings families together!

    4563 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2991697
    WOW Ruth!!! How did you handle all of this this weekend? I had tears of joy and apprehension in my eyes reading this blog!!! I am so happy that you are able to connect with your grown men ~ it just gives be chills!

    As for the apprehension ~ my boys will be leaving one by one soon and I really don't want it to happen, even though I know it is part of life!! But, it doesn't mean I have to like it! I hope I adjust to it as well as you seem to...I will have to take notes on what I can do when they are gone from home.

    We have a majicjack that connects to the computer usb port ~ it is a regular phone through the computer, so it isn't like skype ~ but my boys will be able to hook theirs up to their laptops and call anywhere in the US for free! It is great! It costs $39.99 to start it up and just $19.99/year after that...I love it! And the boys are still home. We'll definitely be hooking them up with their own when they leave!

    4563 days ago
    aw, that's awesome! sounds like you raised those boys well :-)
    4563 days ago
    That is so great and the picture is really good. Sounds like this will be a good reward to last for years. That is the best kind when it combines family and fun. Have fun with your new reward and have a great day. Pam
    4563 days ago
  • NATTSO78
    i have never heard of Skype - i may need to get it for myself! sounds like you had a blast with it - gotta love modern technology!
    4563 days ago
    Great pic and I'm so glad you're enjoying this new found time with the loved ones!

    Yeah, stay away from those creepy types. They do show up out of the blue, don't they?!?

    4563 days ago
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