I love my children. Lindsey, my youngest daughter drew me a picture of Charlie Brown and Snoopy – freehand. Since it is a Christmas picture, I plan on framing it and making it a Christmas decoration to bring out each year. I love homemade presents!! They are the best possible thing to give me because then I know there was thought and effort put into it as well as a touch of heart.
Lindsey is a constant artistic surprise! She inherited many art sets and kits throughout the Christmas holidays and has spent lots of time painting, drawing and creating.
Casey, my oldest daughter just started working her first job this year and so was able to experience that wonderful thrill of earning her own money, getting her own check and then buying Christmas gifts that she paid for all by herself. I am so humbled and honored that she did this for me. How well I remember those days!! I loved that feeling that first year I was working at the bookstore. My parents and brother got lots of books, movies and calendars from where I worked. My parents both loved books and movies and it was from those days that my dad started his collection of Disney video’s and Hollywood Musicals.
Casey knows my love of books and so bought me a Kindle this year as a Christmas gift. I am IN LOVE with my Kindle. It’s the best thing EVER!! This statement is coming from someone who is addicted to the written word and loves the feel of books. I love the portability of the Kindle and the fact that I can get all sorts of books for free or for .99 cents! I had used the free Kindle app from Amazon for my PC before and was delighted when I could sync my Kindle with the PC and put those books on the Kindle. I love that I can highlight, and bookmark things and then come back right where I left off on any and all books I have the device. I am a variety reader too, so at any given point I am usually reading about 4-6 books at a time depending on the mood and where I am. Kindle caters to the variety reader as now I am not lugging around stacks of books. Yes, I am a bit slow as Kindle has been out a few years now, but what can I say, I really didn’t think I would like it that much. Now, however, I have a new passion AND new goals.
I have found such a love for this device and software that I fully intend to publish my work through the Kindle format. Technology is such a wonderful thing!