So everyone was right! When I said I had two more crazy weeks, they just laughed! The worst of this week is over, and now it's time to tackle the next big assignment. Lots of writing. It's not bad at all - just makes me laugh when I think how optimistic I am and my friends bring me back into check.
Even though I'm busy, it doesn't mean that I'm working all day long! And I've found a new way to read magazines. Well, it's not new as I've been doing it for quite some time, but now we seem to have access to many more magazines.
I downloaded the Overdrive app to my iPad, and I downloaded FIVE quilt magazines. And there I was, sitting in the gazebo yesterday reading one of them. I laughed when I looked at the picture this morning as the quilt title in the magazine was called The Enchanted Garden!
|Reading quilt magazines in the gazebo|
And then, when it was time for lunch later in the day, I was in the kitchen, with my iPad reading the magazine.
|In the kitchen with the iPad|
Now here's the good news. I can read these magazines, and if I'm super intrigued by something in it, I can always find a copy and buy it. If I'm not, I simply return it, and no need to worry about what to do with the physical copy. It's brilliant, and I'm not sure why it took so long to get more quilting publications available.
So if you don't have Overdrive on your iPad or computer, get it! Then check out your local library and access the quilt magazines and many other publications for FREE. I can see this being a HUGE wave of the future. No distribution costs, no reams, and reams of paper are needed.
And while I'm not a fan of reading ebooks on the iPad, I'm sucking it up and learning! Who knows, I may even decide to read an ebook one day. Let's start with the magazines first.
While I was outside, many things entertained me. It's a beautiful spot, and I absolutely love the backyard. I did a bit more tidy up, so that ugly part of spring is almost completely gone from our yard.
There's Mr (or Mrs.) Squirrel sitting on the fence eating something. I've no idea what they were eating, but it seemed to be quite good.
|The squirrel eating his breakfast|
|The fish in the pond|
|Murphy being punished?|
|Mom - there's a dog in the pond|
|The start of the software purge|
|Marshall's coming to the mall|