Just another Manic Monday!
How do you feel about couples that share an email address? I don’t understand it, to tell the truth. I meanI guess it’s nice to keep family and friends updated with family life…but when I email a friend about stuff that’s going on in my life, I don’t necessarily want her husband to read it as well. When I discuss things with my friend, I don’t automatically think she’s going to share all I say with her husband and that goes for emails as well. Make sense?
How open about your life are you in the various online arenas? Very open, always have been, but I don’t do anything online that I need to hide. I don’t visit sites that would embarrass me if anyone found out…although there’s not much that would embarrass me LOL!
On average, how many hours a week do you spend online? Do you think it’s too much? It’s hard to judge…I probably spend more time online during the week than on the weekends. I don’t think I spend too much time online. When I do go online, I generally go right to my email, then to Facebook, then I do a blog post, usually once a day.
Today I went to church…cause it was Palm Sunday and I wanted fresh palms to put over my parents’ old mirror, as my parents always did (I always loved the palms…and always asked Mom to get me some…don’t know why I liked them so). Mom always loved the Easter holiday and the church services, so I kind of went in her honor. I went to their old church and while I was by myself, I didn’t feel alone. I enjoyed the sermon and the message and I got to see Mom’s best friend, Ruthie B. She was surprised and happy to see me, too And I got a hug from the minister! She friended me on Facebook the other day…and I really think that’s just so cool LOL!
Then, I went to breakfast! By myself! Well, with my Nook. What’s a Nook, you ask?
The Nook story:
I went to Barnes & Noble Friday night to get the book I’d been waiting all day to read, “The Girl With No Shadow”, by Joanne Harris (it’s a follow on to her book, “Chocolat”). I was distracted for a moment just inside the door by their display of Nooks, similar to Amazon’s Kindle (for those of you who haven’t heard of a Nook or a Kindle, they are e-book readers and you can store more than 1,000 books on one!). I stopped and talked to the guy for a bit and he showed me how the Nook worked. Interesting! I thanked him and went off in search of the book. Found “Chocolat”, but no “Girl”, so I asked at the counter…and found out they didn’t have it. In fact, NO Barnes & Nobles in the area had it. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was!
I sighed, and ordered it, and resigned myself to the fact I couldn’t get it for 3 days.
And then … I stopped back at the display and asked…can this book be downloaded to a Nook? He looked and sure enough it could! SO…I bought a Nook! And a really pretty Kate Spade cover! Yes, a bit more than I was thinking of spending last night…but I got to lay in bed and read this book I’d been thinking about ALL day.
I’d like to thank (and blame!) my blog friend jehara for writing about both books and for getting me to read Chocolat in the first place, which I just adored.
Photohunt courtesy of TNChick:
1 large pack of strawberries
3-4 tbls balsamic vinegar
3-4 tbls sugar
Wash berries, cut off tops, place in glass bowl, sprinkle with sugar & balsamic vinegar and toss gently. Store covered in fridge a few hours or overnight.
And…here we go!
1. The right word or combination of words is sometimes hard to find.
2. When you leave your condo, remember that the hallway echoes sounds and shut the door quietly, please.
3. Up yours, as my mother used to say. She was never afraid of using colorful language.
4. With a camera in hand, or a book, at the beach or in the woods, with a couple of dogs, enjoying a good meal…this is where you’ll find me.
5. Ooh! What is that delightful scent?
6. Opening up is a good idea.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to dinner with Dave and a trip to B&N, tomorrow my plans include brunch at Lauren’s and Sunday, I want to do what I feel!