A few weeks ago, I shared that I had gone back and forth about whether to get a keyboard for my iPad. It was really kind of ridiculous, but I just backed out every time right before I would buy one. I also shared that Eric finally just surprised me with one, because he’s a swell guy like that.
I’ve been thanking my lucky stars that Eric picked up this Logitech keyboard. Seriously — this thing is a game changer for me. It might seem like an overstatement, but I am amazed at how much more productive I have been with my writing since I got it.
Sure, I still slack off with my writing (because that’s how I roll), but because I can easily throw my iPad and this keyboard (comes with a stand) into a small messenger bag I got on Etsy, I can take it with me to work at times I wouldn’t normally bring my laptop with me. This has just been really wonderful for me!
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I also suspect that my more productive writing could be because it is not as easy as just a simple mouse click to go places like Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter when I’m using the iPad to write. You know, not that I’m easily distracted. But, well, who are we kidding? I’m easily distracted.
(When Molly was working on math today, I needed to go find a ruler for her. Instead, I forgot what I was doing and started doing several other things before going back to the table where she promptly asked where the ruler was. Oops!)
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This week, I got all antsy because I saw that Disney World is offering their free dining plan for the end of August through the end of September. (You can read about when we went to Disney World on the Free Dining Plan.)
It made me hopeful that they might offer their free dining plan again next winter, as we’re hoping to take another trip. It actually made me so antsy that I thought about going during September for a brief moment. But, then I came to my senses and realized that I did not want to be in central Florida in September. (Have I mentioned how much my hair hates the South? Or, the South hates my hair. Either way, it’s a big frizzy mess.)
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Am I the only one that can’t stop thinking about Dr. John Carter on ER every time these new commercials are on for the movie John Carter? I can’t help it, and it kind of annoys me every time. I loved Dr. Carter.
I know that some people may be visiting through 7 Quick Takes today, so I just have to ask — have you seen my big post from yesterday with tons of free downloadable First Communion, Baptism, and Confirmation invitations (or announcements)? Go check them out. They’re free and cute. (Well, at least I think they’re cute. I’m sure I’ll probably use one next year for Molly.)
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Did you know that the 2:1 Conference is only 49 days away? There is still time to pick up your ticket and attend!
You know what it’s also time for? For me to start planning my talk. I’ve made a lot of plans in my head, and even talked a lot about it to Eric. But, as of yet, I just have a few notes jotted down. Don’t worry, I promise that by the time I get there, it will be done.
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Do you ever have something that you’re glad for, but you can’t help but be puzzled by it?
You see, I hate going to the dentist. I try not to, but I can’t help it. I have at least started making myself say, “I’d be better if I wasn’t here,” when asked how I’m doing when I get there.
However, this week, the kids went to the dentist and Molly was dancing around the house the night before their appointment because she was so excited about going to the dentist. I don’t understand it, but I try to encourage it. You might say, “Just wait until she has to have work done.” But, she has! She had a cavity filled once, sealants put on four of her molars (which she hated and made a big scene about), and then her big oral surgery a few weeks ago.
Despite all of that, she still loves going. As we walked out, she even stopped the hygienist that worked on her to say, “Thank you for cleaning my teeth today.” I hope that she continues to feel that way about the dentist.