First, look what my beloved sweetie gave me! I love the colors and there are a full dozen. (I counted 😉 ) He really is the best. He said I haven’t brought you flowers for no reason for a while and when I saw these I just had to get them for you. Have I mentioned he’s the best? <silly grin>
Phones. Really, you can’t live without them, but you can drop them in stew, throw them against a wall, sit on them, trip on them, pull them out of puppies mouths, find them in the freezer… Needless to say we’ve been through quite a few over the years, but the ones we have now are just driving me out of my mind. They don’t do any of the things we bought them for, but can we find the receipts? No, of course not. Plus the store we got them isn’t very close so we’ve been stuck with them. Then the bill keeps going up, like everything else, so we made a decision. We bought cell phones. We bought a smart phone for the sweetie. Yes, a real live welcome to the 21st century phone that does everything but cook dinner for you and clean your toilet. We found a company to use through a friend who had found them. No contracts, very very reasonable prices and fits our needs perfectly. Did I mention yet that its going to be over $20 a month CHEAPER than the phone company? Yay! Big outlay initially, but going to more than pay for itself.
We needed two phones, however. One for him to carry with him all the time, and one for the main house phone (or to go with me). I just got a cheap phone, but it has caller ID. texting, (which I have no idea how to do), and messaging (replacement for the answering machine), so it should be fine. Going to look into having the house phone unlisted, but not sure you can do that with cell phones. Still, it will be an improvement.
Now you are asking yourself, you know you are, why would the sweetie get the state of the art, does everything but cook dinner and clean the toilet phone and I get the cheap phone? I knew you were going to ask that! Well here is the reason. This is MY christsmas pressie this year. 🙂
Yes, this is a brand new Nook Tablet. I have a kindle and I love to read on it and play the games, and I looked at the Fire, but after having spents hours and hours researching it all, I went with the Nook Tablet. The Fire is probably the number one returned item this year unfortunately. It had a lot of potential and will probably be much better by the third generation of it, but it was rushed out for the holiday sales and was far from ready. Well, this isn’t a sales ad, so I’ll just say that I’m loving my Nook so far. There is a real learning curve, though. At least for me. I feel so Jetson-ish now. LOL. We had to get WiFi in the house for it as well, but that will also help with my Kindle (which I still use cause I have lots of books on it), and with our blu-ray system in the living room which gets updated from time to time via WiFi. We are soooo space age now!
If you buy one though, I seriously suggest buying the book for the Nook Color. It was 30% off at Barnes and Noble so it was a good deal, too. The book you get on the nook is barely useful, of course. Since it does a million things, I was lost, so I think the book is going to help alot since it goes through all the basics and then hits the more advanced features. The only thing it doesn’t tell you about is the Hulu, Netflix, movie streaming stuff, since thats the Tablet but not the Nook Color. The rest will work though.
Anyway, we had a really lovely holiday. Today we are having lunch meats, salads, cheesecake and curling up all day together by the woodstove with some movies. I need to make a big tray of stuffed shells for the sweetie to take to work for their potluck dinner on Monday, but that won’t take long to make. It’s going to be wonderful.
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Remember the real reason for the holiday and spread some love around. It’s not what you have, it’s who you have it with that matters.
Merry Christmas all!