SoCS — Put Down That Cellphone

I have to say, all modesty aside, that I excelled at being a host for our out-of-town guests this week. My wife insisted that I put down my cellphone except for taking photos with it, so that we would be able to view those photos and remember the excellent times we all had.

Wanting to be attentive to and present for our visitors, I did as she suggested and minimized my cellphone usage this week. I really wanted our guests feel as if they were being treated like celebrities during their visit.

The only day we had to cancel any of the miscellaneous plans I had made was on Tuesday because it rained all day. Otherwise everything went off without a hitch. We were able to celebrate together our decades long friendships.

Last night was cool and crisp, and there was nary a cloud in the night sky. So we all gathered around our backyard fire pit to keep warm and to gaze up at the sky and look at stars and planets in their celestial splendor. It was spectacular.

But alas, all good things must come to an end, and tomorrow our guests will be leaving and heading back home. I will miss them after they leave, of course, but because I tried very hard to minimize my time glued to my cellphone, as I often otherwise am, I have missed reading many of your posts. And I have missed our interactions.

My plan is to resume my normal blogging activities, which I do exclusively on my cellphone, the day after tomorrow. I’m looking forward to reading your posts and responding to more of your prompts and challenges.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, in which Linda asked us to find a word that begins with or contains “cel” and use it in your post any way we’d like.

19 thoughts on “SoCS — Put Down That Cellphone

  1. Shweta Suresh November 12, 2022 / 3:14 am

    An excellent take on the prompt. I’m glad that you had the fortitude to withstand the temptation of a cellphone for that much time!

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      • Shweta Suresh November 12, 2022 / 3:29 am

        My hiatus extended far too long than expected. That’s so sweet of you. Thank you I have missed out on so much too.

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        • Dawn Minott November 12, 2022 / 6:17 am

          Hiatus is necessary. You’re exactly where you need to be. Glad you were able to take time and that you’re back!

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          • Shweta Suresh November 12, 2022 / 8:54 am

            I’m glad that you understand. Thank you for your kind words. 😄

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  2. Renard Moreau November 12, 2022 / 3:38 am

    🙂 That was highly creative as well as very entertaining, Fandango.

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  3. Sadje November 12, 2022 / 4:03 am

    That’s great that the visit is going well and that you’ve complied with Mrs Fandango’s directive 100%. A happy wife makes for a happy life.


  4. donmatthewspoetry November 12, 2022 / 5:07 am

    Skip says you gonna need another holiday after reading my posts. Dunno why he thinks that?

    You going all bard-like?. Nary a cloud in yon sky? You need to come down to earth my friend……….

    Not all bad. You’ve done gone set me off:

    We gazed in rapture/splendor
    (With nary cloud in sky)
    At fire crackling in yon firepit
    And shooting stars. How?/Why?

    How’s that Fan?……

    How far off Poet Laureate am I?……


  5. willowdot21 November 12, 2022 / 5:30 am

    Well done I bet it was worth it!
    Welcome back you certainly covered the prompt 😌


  6. Carol anne November 12, 2022 / 12:19 pm

    Glad you had fun with your guests! Putting down the phone is tough!


  7. Gr8BigFun November 12, 2022 / 5:29 pm

    Glad you had fun with your guests and kept the Mrs. happy too. As for WP you are a Saint. While I tend to read exclusively on my phone I have no idea how you manage to put a coherent post together on the damned thing. Give me the computer anytime!

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    • Fandango November 13, 2022 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks. I’ve just got very tiny fingers. 😂


  8. Nope, Not Pam November 13, 2022 / 2:10 am

    Well done on all counts 😊

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  9. leigha66 November 19, 2022 / 5:57 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful visit… it is my turn now. A friend visiting for two weeks… we have a lot planned already!

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