Kindled My Heart….

I’m writing this morning with UNBELIEVABLY good news!  For the first time in roughly 20 mos. kidlet is sleeping through the night!  Last night was night #2.  This is the best news we could have gotten.  I was starting to age about a year a week. –Even attempting to rub what I thought was eyeliner off below my eye only to find it was a bag.  I can’t explain the horror felt.  There is a God!  He may even like me a little!
Also, yesterday a big item (as in expensive) got added to my Wish List, and put at the top of my “To Save Up For” list.  I’m not really expecting to get it, (unless I save for it) but I figure if kidlet can sleep through the night, hey, maybe miracles CAN happen. *shrug*
It’s Amazon’s “Kindle”.  I new OF it before, but only yesterday did I see all of the beautiful features it has.  In very simple terms, it’s an electronic book.  It has the capability (shipped as it is) to store 200 books in it’s existing memory.  If you add a memory card, that number jumps to 4,000 books.   It does not require a computer to use and through it’s own wireless network, there is instant access to 190,000 books.  The average cost per book download is anywhere from  $.99 to $2.00 (in comparison to anywhere to $15.00-$30.00 for the book in print.)  **New books and top sellers are $9.99 to download**  One can shop, search and buy straight from the device, and there’s a built in dictionary so in the middle of reading you can click on the word you don’t understand to see it’s definition.  I also realized another huge benefit to me would be the trashing of my bright book light to read at night which shines into kidlet’s room.
Anyway, this new fascination is Oprah’s fault–at least I can admit it.  It was through her show yesterday that I found out all of it’s wonderful features.  Of course the fact that I’m a reader and a gadget fanatic probably doesn’t help.–Ohhhh, THAT’S where Kidlet gets it!!!
Oh well…in the meantime, it’s back to the 3 paperbacks I have stacked next to my bed.
Here’s the link to this great product: (So you can see what the fuss is about.)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=amb_link_7766432_6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1M0ZBBECMF6ASNVQW9ED&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455646201&pf_rd_i=507846

 

The Kindle

The Kindle

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Vibe’n Life Again

Good morning.  It’s been a busy few days, so I apologize for the tardiness of this update. The drama mentioned before is over, life has moved on and I’m feeling good again.  I guess we need bad days in order to appreciate the good days that much more.  I just don’t like to write when I’m really down because I don’t want this blog to be a bid sob-story.  That’s not what I’m about.  Reporting life is what I’m about. 
Anyway, we FINALLY got our car Wednesday.  IT’S WONDERFUL!  It’s a 4 cylinder, but dang it has balls.  It has XM (which we’ll keep) and OnStar (which we won’t).  It has a whole 400 miles on it, as I took it on a road trip Thursday.  I did spend an hour at the dealership complaining about the treatment we received a couple of weeks ago from them (which I blogged about here in a previous post.)  I didn’t intend to complain that long, but the General Manager wanted to hear the story and so it went.  They attempted to compensate us with a dinner for two at a local restaurant and 2 free oil changes.  Also, one of the associates got fired…not only because of us, but because he had pulled the same thing with other customers.   The attempted compensation was nice, and the apology appreciated, but I’m still pretty sure we’ll go someplace else to get our next car.   Anyway, here’s the car that was such a pain in the butt to get, but worth it in the end:

2009 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Pontiac Vibe

 

 

Back Storage The Folds Down

Back Storage The Folds Down

 

Center Console

Center Console

I posted a couple weeks ago that I ordered some Bath and Body Works Lotions.  I got both “Enchanted Orchid” and “Wild Honeysuckle.”  I LOVE the “Enchanted Orchid” but the “Wild Honeysuckle” doesn’t smell anything like Honeysuckle but I’m learning to like it.  It’s just nice to put scented lotion on after a shower and smell good for awhile.
This week has been an odd one at work.  Monday we went from 0 to 5 funerals during the course of the day.  Despite the number of funerals, we’ve still managed to be dead all week.–No pun intended.  Yesterday just as the boredom officially set in, something worse came in and we got a shipment of baskets.  I hate unpacking baskets because of the Chinese Warehouse Dust that comes with them and the tedious work of putting liners and pricing all of them.  In the same breath, it was a mixed blessing because it kept us busy all day.  Oh well, you take what you can get.
I’ve been addicted to www.Etsy.com again in pursuit of a new key chain and a sock monkey (for Kidlet)  –A new ride deserves a new key chain, I think. So far, I like these: 

 

 

 

At the moment, I can’t decide, but I love window-shopping online and I love wish-lists even more.  It’s like actually shopping.  It doesn’t take much to make me happy.
Speaking of shopping, I did get a new book from www.Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Verb-Days-Mindful-Intentionally/dp/1599212951/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221923145&sr=8-1  I just got it yesterday and flipped through it last night.  I’m really excited about it! 
Oh, and thanks again to Netflix, I got to see “The Notebook” last night.  Okay, if you haven’t seen this flick, YOU REALLY NEED TO!  It’s amazing!  I LOVED IT!!!  –Yes, it’s a tear-jerker, but a great one.  Oh, and on the subject of Netflix, I received some coupons for a free month trial if anyone is interested.  Just let me know.  I know how much we love it and how well it fits into our lifestyle.  Friday or Saturday nights are now usually movie nights. 🙂 
On a different note, we once again rescheduled our Hot Air Balloon Ride for this Sunday (Sept. 21st.)  I’m actually really excited about it (again) because the forecast actually looks good, and if we go up the trees around our area are turning colors and are GORGEOUS!  YAY!!!!  Maybe God’s plan is better than mine after all.–Don’t tell Him I said that.
Finally, I decided to put all of my Life Lessons into a Journal for Kidlet (someday.)  These are the querky thoughts/lessons I come across in daily life.  My only problem now is tracking down all the ones I’ve had.  Luckily, my Twitter archive (http://twitter.com/Knittwit) will help…once I get time to flip through them all.  I only have about 12,000 updates.  Yeah.