2013 has been quite a year for me.
That should not be mistaken for a woo hoo, bring it on, let’s do it again, totally rocking quite a year for me either.
We all have those type of years sprinkled throughout our lifetime, and on the other side, it can help us in some way.
Or so I have been told.
When I get on the other side of said years, I am usually faced with learning or trying something new.
And for me, it gets rather old always having to try something new because that means that I still don’t have my life going the way I want it to be going!!!
Sometimes things outside of our control can cause enormous change(s) in our lives.
For me, my sister and her family moved to California this summer because my bro-in-law got a promotion.
And for the record, I am still mad at him for being so smart and ambitious.
Now I know many if not most siblings routinely, and some gladly, live miles and miles and miles apart.
But me and my sis, well, there have only been a handful of years that we haven’t lived within close proximity of each other.
I am 42, she is 40.
Um, the whole moving to CA, well that is a big ass change when you factor in how many years we’ve been near and dear (most of the time).
And I must admit, there is no way around it, this is not a happy big ass change in my book.
But seeing as how she will not ditch her husband who she is rather fond of after many, many years of marriage, because I did offer up that solution, we are going to have to find another way to work with this situation.
That is where, oh goodie, I am going to learn how to use skype comes into play.
I even offered it up myself.
Which for those who know me, know that I am rarely (read: never) the first in line when it comes to learning yet another new technology thingy no matter how easy it may be because it forces me outside of my comfort zone, which is still decades behind the average 10-year-old in this area.
I have accepted that I will forever be old school no matter how many new things I learn because I show up to these kinds of parties late, and only when circumstances force my hand.
My sister is my best friend.
And she told me that my little two-year old nephew often walks around with his play cell phone saying, “Shhh. It’s Lisa” as he takes the pretend call.
Well guess what? This old bird is going to learn how to use this thing you call skype, and I promise it won’t be begrudgingly either.
I want to see the people I love, and I’ll admit, I am going to work in subliminal messages to my bro-in-law so that he will see the error of his ways and move back home.
To be honest, I still can’t talk to my sister without crying.
So my big debut on skype should go over really well.
Good thing I am not vain when it comes to matters of the heart.
I just hope they can make out what I am saying, or else they all might want to revert to using my little nephew’s fake cell phone for any future calls with “Shhh. It’s Lisa.”