Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
This year I saved my money from Christmas and my birthday to buy something interesting. I weighed new blinds for living room, a baker's rack for the microwave, new towels, and maybe a wardrobe update. However, I kept coming back to this idea of a reader.
I've become quite a tech geek. I'm pretty sure everyone is quite tired of my device mania. I enjoy learning how to use new technology and am finding it makes my life simpler and more enjoyable in so many ways.
But a reader? First, let me be honest, I'm not the reader I need to be. I've always worked to keep reading. I must confess that I read mostly for the conversation of reading. I enjoy being able to talk about the books friends have read more than the actual reading.
Unfortunately, with all of this new technology I read books even less often. Most of my reading time is spent reading blogs, finding articles online, and following Twitter. I read much more than ever, but not deep reading.
The reader seemed like the perfect way to get me motivated to leave my computer a bit more. When I found out our library was carrying ePub books I was even more interested. So I researched and finally decided to take the plunge. After researching I decided on the Nook Color. I liked the color screen, the ability to easily read magazines and newspapers, the ease of obtaining books from other sites, the light which allows me to read at night, and the fact it came recommended by friends and family.
I'm loving the reader so far. For me, it's more comfortable than a book. I'm finding I like not being able to see where a chapter ends or how near the end of the book I am. I'm racing less through text and enjoying the stories more. Unfortunately for me, the Nook has a full web browser so I have to fight the urge to leave my reading and move to Twitter.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Well, you know me, I want to tell the story of life. The little things that make such an impact on our lives. We often over look these little gems in our day. This evening I met with Katie at Panera. We met to finalize our Dublin Literacy presentation. We spent about 20 minutes on the final plans for that, and spent the rest of the time chatting about families, life and teaching. I gained so many new ideas and interesting things to ponder. Most of all, it gave me some much needed energy in this mid-winter slump. Thanks, Katie.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
There was no line which was a miracle.
Happy birthday to me from the BMV = -$245
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Unfortunately, our van (a turn of the century vehicle), has decided it cannot run in temperatures below 20 degrees. Picky thing. For that reason, I'm getting up early to take my husband to work. He's an early morning guy. He wakes up and is friendly. I wake up and can't talk to others for at least an hour. For the entire week I've been getting up at 5:30. It's really quite astonishing. I suppose this morning was the hardest....and tomorrow, 5:30 again. Ouch!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Well, I have a zillion things I should be doing, but for some reason I can't get my computer off my lap this evening. Look at my poor sad keyboard. If I ever go on "Wheel of Fortune" I'm guessing s, c, n, d, l and buying an a & e. :o)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the mornings, I love turning the lights on the tree and in the evenings I like to sit in the living room with the lights on as I read and work. I'm never in a rush to take everything down in part because I enjoy the look of the house at Christmas, and in part because IT IS SUCH A JOB!
This year, everyone helped in taking down the tree. Today I finished up by boxing all of the house decorations until next year. The boxes are now packed away. The living room looks huge and the house seems so clean. I guess I'll enjoy that for a few days.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
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