The wild child has a blog of her own. She doesn’t use it much, so I asked her about it. She said she has nothing to blog about. Hummm, made me ponder. Back when she was little I used to talk to my mom on the phone every Saturday morning. I would regale her with stories of the kids’ antics of the week (ahhh, two words I rarely get to use, regale and antics). Many times she would tell me to write them down as she would inevitably end up in stiches from laughing. But as a busy mom, who has time? I sure didn’t, so sadly it didn’t happen. I try to think back, and do remember a few great ones. Those I have written down now, and now I hope to do it more often. But it brings me back to the wild child. How could she have nothing to write about? She lives a lot of the same life I do. So I am going to try to pinpoint events for her and see what happens. I’ll probably just get the eye roll, but that is my job as a mom, right?
We had a very interesting New Year’s. The goal for Hubby was to relax and do nothing. Well he did sneak it a few little things, but overall he spent the long weekend ‘flying’ and ‘smokin’’. He did feel odd doing it, but it was good for him. New Year’s Day he smoked pork (check out his blog for details).
I read a book. Now to most this isn’t such a big thing, for me it is. I used to read a lot, but over the years it has become less and less me. Well Hubby gave me a Nook for my birthday. It was to replace my little pad want-to-be for work, and fun. It will be great for demos at meetings, to load pictures on, and I love having it next to my chair to have internet access. You know, when you are watching something on TV and have a question. Now I can just pull it out and Google it. But it is a Nook, so maybe I should read a book. But what to read? I never remember authors, and have no idea what current authors I would like, so I picked an old standby, Agatha Christie. I read “Death on the Nile”. I vaguely remember watching the movie, and with what often happens with her stories, you don’t remember who really did it, or at least get a good way into the story before you do remember. The nice thing was that the book has a bit more plot line than the movie, so you get more for your time. I totally enjoyed it, and plan to read more. I kind of like the idea of reading the classics.
I love my new Nook. My only issue was in getting a cover for it. They are expensive, and your B&N membership discount doesn’t apply. I broke down and went to the store yesterday. I had decided to just get the most inexpensive one for now, and get a spiffy one later. I thought I had found the perfect choice. It was only $19.95 and when I felt the cover I concluded it was plastic rather than the faux leather or leather, so the lower price. But when I got home I discovered it was a top cover for the “Nook Swap-it Cover.”
There was no display or advertisement in the store for the Swap-it. This particular one was the only one I found as well. The only place it said anything about it being “interchangeable” was on the back, but then it still didn’t make it clear it was only the front part. In frustration I decided to just go online and order one with a back and go from there. They don’t have any. Not that they are out of stock, they are not even listed on the website! I am so confused!
UPDATE: I threw the local B&N store manager for a loop. He didn’t know they carried such a thing. He even went to their website to look, and couldn’t find them either. One of the clerks said they had one of the Swap-it Covers behind the NOOK counter and got it. $39.95 and black. So in order for me to have my plaid cover it would cost me $60! Needless to say I settled for the less expensive teal one for now. At some point I will find the right cover that is more me 🙂