Granted, it's only Day 23 of 365, but I am curious to see if at some point, I'll be struggling to find something about which to write of my gratitude. Hmmmm.....
Anyway, today as I was going through my mental list of people, things, pets or other which bring me particular joy, I noticed I was holding my ipad and perusing email. Aha! My ipad is my Day 23 grateful item.
My ipad was a gift, given to me by a long time customer from my grown-up job in the Natural Gas Industry. He gave it to me last Christmas and let's just say, I was astounded. Now, you have to understand, I am not a super techy person. Sure, I have a brand new, fancy-shmacy laptop, but that's only because my 2 year old desktop recently crashed. Grumble, grumble. My phone is 2 or 3 (maybe 4?) years old. It's big and clunky. But it works, well it mostly works. The back cover falls off 10 times a day and it has a battery life of about 30 seconds, but every time I think about actually going to the phone store to replace it, I get the willies. So phone and computer, that's about as far as I go with technical stuff. I can barely get a DVD working without help from my children and my ipod stays in my bathroom on speakers, so that I can have music while I shower. When it needs updating, um, that's why I had kids, right?
Anyway, at first, I was kind of wondering what I was going to do with an ipad. That lasted all of about 2 minutes. My youngest, immediately set it up, got my email connected and showed me how to get to my favorite blogs. My son then "synced" all my music. And thus, my mad love affair with this cold, high tech object began and my ipad has not been out of my sight for more than just a few minutes since last Christmas.
I use it to check email, both work and personal.
I use it to find patterns, and rather than wasting ink and paper, I save them on my ipad and follow them directly from the screen.
I use it to check on the kiddos grades, yes, even the almost grown-up kiddo who is in college.
Yes, I love my ipad. I am grateful for it - beyond grateful. I would have never purchased one for myself and yet I cannot remember what life was like without it! Silly, isn't it? Still, I'm grateful.
Until next time,