I spent a good three hours chatting on the phone with my mom today, it was one of those days when we both had a lot of stuff to catch up on. While I've grown and moved 100 miles away it's still nice to have a connection with family.
And I could almost lump phones in here, as I don't get to see my mom to often. Usually I see her at least once a month when she comes to town for the writer group, though she doesn't come up when the winter weather is bad. Now that spring is almost here we are planning when to get together next. In the mean time it's good to be able to have a reliable phone to call her on, my old cell phone had battery issues.