Thursday I updated my iPhone 4S with the new iOS 8. Well technically I updated Wednesday night, but for some reason whenever you hit install at 2 am, after you’ve been sleeping for a few hours, and go back to sleep it doesn’t actually install. Unfortunately, I can’t upgrade my phone yet because I’m still working on my two year contract. I would like an iPhone 5 or 5C to be able to handle the new iOS without any problems, but I also don’t want to give up my awesome Captain America shield phone case. Maybe I can find one for the 5 that’s the same. That also means that I’ll have purchase a new charging cord…why does Apple have to be so money hungry?! The update was successful. Now to look at all the new features and hope that my phone can handle everything.
On a better note, my wonderful husband now has a new job!! He no longer has to work for difficult old people. (I’m not saying that all old people are difficult, but the ones at the place that he worked were). He is now working for a local IT company, which is really good because that’s what his degree will be in. He says that it’s a lot to learn, but learning new things is good, right? (Ok, he pretty much has the new job! It’s not official yet.) I once heard that if you read and hour a day in your chosen field, it’s supposed to make you can expert in 7 years, I think it what the quote is. I don’t really have a chosen field right now, I guess I could start reading stuff about Pediatrics, but I don’t plan on working as a receptionist for the rest of my life. Does that same principle work with a hobby? Because I picked this gem of a book on a recent trip to Kansas City, MO. I would say it’s more of an encyclopedia than a dictionary, but that’s just me.
I think that some of you know my feelings about the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings books/movies, but most of you don’t know. LOTR came out during a point of my life that was very difficult. I was a growing young woman and emotions tend to wreck havoc on one’s life; Especially if some major life stuff is going on at the same time. The Fellowship on the Ring film came out in 2001 and I ended up clinging to it for, I guess you could call emotional support. Some people would call it obsession (some people probably still say I’ve obsessed with it), but those movies helped me get through that though time in my life. Now it’s part of who I am. No I can’t speak elvish, or write in Tenwar, but I would love to go to Middle Earth and travel around the lands of Gondor, Rohan, Lothlorien, and the Shire. And I’m not talking about going to New Zealand even though that would be pretty awesome. Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings and all the other books about Middle Earth to give the people of England hope in a time where they didn’t really have any and I think that’s true enough for my own life as well. I hope that as I continue to grow I will be able to take the things that I’ve learn from life and the stories that Tolkien has written about and not forget that no matter what situation you’re going through, there is always hope. Especially when you have someone as amazing as Jesus Christ there beside you. :)