Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year - New Look

In honor of the new year I've changed the appearance of my blog from festive red to winter blue.

I've been sitting at the computer all morning - it's now 1:33 pm - and I haven't even showered and dressed yet - truely a decadent day. Not that I don't have things to do today - I just got waylaid by this hypnotic machine. I promised myself that I'd use these few days of freedom from work to do some organizing here at home - pack up stuff for Goodwill, clear out the clutter, clean up, vacuum, and generally get things in order. I started yesterday with clearing Christmas out of my space and back into boxes. I have a long way to go with the 'cut-the-clutter' though.

You know what my problem is? It's all my husband's fault. He gave me an iPad for Christmas and son-in-law Allan showed me how to load apps on it. Specifically, books! I have a whole shelf of virtual books now and immediately started reading, for the third time, Steven King's The Stand.

I love that book and the mini-series and movie made from it. But it is so long. I find it so easy to read it on the iPad. I only put it down this morning when I got notified that my battery needed charging. It's a 10-hour battery and I've charged it twice since Christmas.

Allan also loaded 16,445 photos on it from my collections from the computer, my external hard drive and my MacBook. Unfortunately there are doubles, triples and fourples of many of them so there's a lot of editing that needs to be done. But if anyone asks to see pictures of my grandchildren!!! Boy, do I have some to show them!!!

But, it's time to put the toys away and get showered and dressed and salvage what's left of the day. Aren't vacations fun!


Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

I wannnnnnnnnnnt one!!!! Now. :)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

The Stand was a terrific book, and the mini series did it justice too! A jammie/computer day is a nice healthy escape once in a while. No Guilt Required!

Mickey said...

First of all love your new colours!
How nice to have an iPad! Love reading books on my Kindle (but not Stephen King!) All your pics on it too! Nice!