Hey, thanks for all the great comments on Kindle and other similar devices. I really think what I want is an iPad, because of all the other whistles and bells that it has, but I don't think I or my gift givers can afford one this year. I will probably end up with a Kindle. I love the portability of the device and the cheapness of the books. As much as I love a real book in my hand (believe me, I have spent thousands of dollars on real books), the idea of being more environmentally responsible and not using up so many resources appeals to me. It is such a hassle to go through all my books every year and decide which ones to let go. I donate them to libraries and schools, and occasionally take them to a used book store in Monterey. I think I have about $800 in credit at Booksellers right now. Schlepping all those heavy cartons is such a pain. And the proprietor won't take everything, so I end up having to make another trip to Goodwill or someplace for the rejects. It is a lot of work! I also don't like to wait for things. Impatient me wants that book right NOW and doesn't want to drive to the bookstore and stand in line, or place an order on Amazon and get my book in a week.
OK, enough of that. See my snowman candle above? Isn't that just so festive? It is from last year, so I am being economical and using it again.
That is my little kitchen vignette. I haven't gotten much out at this point, but probably will later in the week. My husband set up the tree in the living room, but no ornaments are on it yet. I don't think we will have much company this year over the holidays, so I am thinking less decorations is maybe better. I say that every year, don't I? Seriously, why should I drag out fifteen boxes of holiday decorations and look at them all by myself for three weeks and then put them away again? I am definitely going to scale back this year.
Plus, ack, my holiday dishes and a lot of the decorations are all packed up in storage, because this summer I thought we were moving. I do miss my Christmas china. Do I want to drive a total of seven hours to go fetch those dishes? Not really, but maybe I can talk my husband into doing it. Hah.
Sorry I don't have anything particularly quilty to discuss today. I do have the day off, and hope to get into the sewing room and get something accomplished so I can show you all tomorrow!
Thanks again for all your helpful comments on the Kindle!