Monday, December 27, 2010

My Color Nook

For Christmas I purchased a Barnes & Noble Color Nook for my youngest daughter who is an avid reader.  I went with the Nook, because we can check out library books for 14 days without a charge.  I had it delivered to my office so I could set it up before Christmas and would not need to do anything after she opened it.  I even downloaded some free books from Google eBooks.  After messing with it for a while, I added a Color Nook to my wish list and gave it to my husband. Guess what he gave me - a Color Nook.

Right now I am reading James Clavell's Gai-Jin.  I found Shogun & Tia-pan in a box of books at my house and re-read them.  The text is clear and I can adjust the brightness so I can even read it outside in full sun.  I can also increase (or decrease) the font size and spacing on the page.  I have also created a Pandora radio station - the Color Nook has built in Wi-Fi, so I can listen to what I like while I am reading.  I created a station based on the artist Marillion and one for Mozart.

The Nook, comes with extras like crossword, chess and sudoku.  You can also load photos and Word documents onto it, as well as your own music. I can also get to the internet and can read the blogs I follow through Google Reader.  I can see and update my Facebook page.  Talk about another way to stay connected.

I love science fiction so I am trying out a subscription to the magazine "Asimov's".  I have 14 days to figure out if it worth subscribing to.

I am going to take my daughter out later today to B&N so we can both get cover/cases for our Nooks.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Husband Tripped

My office closed at 2 pm on Thursday for the Christmas weekend.  I went home and got K ready to go and spend the night with her friend E.  I had to wait until my daughter got home with one of our cars, since my son grabbed the van as soon as I walk in.  One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to sit out back with a fire in our fire pit, so I got one going while waiting for someone to come home with a car.  Finally, some showed up and I got her to E's house around 7 pm.

When I got home, I started to brown some meat for tacos and my husband came in and said he tripped over the metal firewood holder and hurt his leg.  He went into the bathroom to check it out and called me to come to the bathroom.  He told me it looked pretty bad and thought it needed stitches.  Okay, my brain kicks in, there is an urgent care center about 2 miles from the house and they have online check in.  I find it, fill out all the forms, hit submit and then read where it has to be done 2 hour before they close and they close at 8 pm.  Check the watch - we have 10 minutes to get down there - let's go.  We got there in 5 minutes and shortly after we walked in they lock the doors and don't let anyone else in.  We were only there for about an hour,  so the doctor (she was very nice and young).  She told us, yes he did need to come in and put 6 stitches in his shin.  What a way to start a long weekend.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you, Bossman

T'was a rainy Wednesday noon,
As I stood in the kitchen waiting for food.
When what to me wondering eyes should appear, but
The cheerful woman from the accounting department.
Her eyes were merry and her smile so bright
Handed me a pleasant surprise
Our boss, it appears, has given us a Christmas bonus!
Oh my goodness, I was not expecting this.
Here’s to the best boss I have ever worked for.
I would like to say a sincere and profound
Thank you, Bossman.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today She is 25

Today my baby girl turned 25.
Today she is 1/2 my age, this is the only year that will happen.

Yvonne is peaceful at sleep

Yvonne is a fisher woman.

 Yvonne is theatrical 

 Yvonne is creative

 Yvonne is fashionable before prom

 Yvonne is a traveler to France

 Yvonne is a big sister

Yvonne is a wonderful girl young woman, full of life and love.

I love you with all my heart.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Check out Notebook Stories

Notebook Stories has a great giveaway in the works.  Daycraft has gifted several diaries and notebooks to Nifty.  Check them out and enter to win!