Thursday, September 10, 2009


I'm taking a break from the Alaska posts to share something else. I have to put one picture of Alaska up because, well, I miss it.

My son gave me an iPod touch for Mother's Day this year. It was a sweet surprise and totally unexpected. Let me just say, I heart it completely!! I can get online with it and I rarely get on the laptop anymore.

I LOVE it! I have a Google Reader account that has all the blogs I read it one location and I only see the updated blog posts. I LOVE Google Reader!!

But~it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many recipes and parenting tips and decorating ideas and homeschooling tips and sewing projects and cleaning tips and recommendations of books to read and organizing ideas and well, I think you get the picture.

On my nifty iPod touch, the buttons are real close together and you have to touch the screen and sometimes my little fingers hit the "mark all as read button" instead of the refresh button when there are still LOTS and LOTS of posts still left to read.

And to be quite honest I am a little relieved because even though I love reading all the well written and informative posts, sometimes it is nice to start over with a clean slate. I started thinking about this in my own life.

It's the beginning of the school year and I feel like I hit the "mark all as read button" and the pressure to do, read, make, etc. isn't there because it's a clean slate. O, I'm sure the pressure will hit around January when I start thinking of all the stuff I have to do before the end of the year but for now I'm going to enjoy the feeling of no pressure and no demands.

We can read that book on Leonardo DaVinci we found at the thrift store, we can just sit back and take our time doing math. I'm going to enjoy it while I can. No pressure.

Hope you have a "mark all as read" kind of day:)

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