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Confession

I am a technology junkie. No. Really! πŸ˜‰

I love all my gadgets and gizmos. My Flip, my Palm Pre, my Kindle, my iPod, my Garmin GPS (even if it does snootily say “Recalculating” if I make a wrong turn), and my DVR (how do parents survive without a DVR??). I’m sure there’s something I’m missing…but you get the idea.

I love blogging (like you couldn’t guess), Facebook, and Twitter. I love my online moms groups. I’d never talk with anyone if email wasn’t an option. Technology RULES!!

Except in one area. The one thing I refuse to turn over to technology? My calendar. I doubt that I’ll ever give up my planner. I need to see it all laid out on paper. I had an electronic calendar once – when they were first becoming popular – and I didn’t love it. So perhaps that’s jaded me and they’ve come a long way since then…but *shrug* And I DO use the calendar on my Pre (that can sync to the calendar in Outlook), but I use that mostly so that a reminder *dings* when I need to call into a meeting, or pick up the kids from school, or let Nanny Jessica go home, or head to some class somewhere. And I only put those in after I’ve consulted my paper planner!

Is there something out there that you’ve dug your heals in and said “Nope, not upgrading to that!” ..?

The Ending Was Pretty Sweet Too

I had a really relaxing, wonderful birthday πŸ™‚

Mike had to work late (teaching his lab), which turned out to be okay because I was on the phone all night anyway. My best friend called this morning; my brother called this afternoon; my dad, step-mom, andΒ  not-quite-2-year-old nephew called and left a message while I was putting Logan to bed (they sang Happy Birthday to my voice mail…until Grey hung up on it πŸ˜‰ ); my younger sister (Grey’s mom) called on her way back to Vermont; my little sister left a message on MyFaceSpaceBook; my older sister called tonight; and my mom called too! *phew*

I had a cream cheese and jelly sandwich and a side of steak fries with vinegar. YUM! And didn’t feel guilty about not having a “real” meal … cuz it was just me *grin*

When Mike got home, he had me open a VERY cool present. A Garmin GPS!! I won’t get lost – ever again! WOO HOOOOO! Now, I just gotta figure out how to use all the cool stuff it does. Apparently, it’s an MP3 player and I can download audiobooks and a whole slew of other things. (It’s charging right now – otherwise, I’d be playing rather than blogging.)

I also had … more cake. And even shared some with Mike πŸ™‚

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful Birthday wishes – you all make me smile, and I’m glad to know you!!