Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Well.....about that shopping trip!!

Well, my sweet husband told me he wanted to take me shopping to let me get something that I may have  wanted for awhile.  So sweet, right??

  We were just talking the other day after I got rid of every phone book in my house.  I don't know about where you live, but here, we had phone books that were about two feet tall!! I was sick of them taking up valuable space!  When we need to look up a number, we can just go to the computer!  And I use some recipes that I have stored on the computer, so we were thinking how nice it would be to have a small laptop or such for just that.   I love to take my laptop when I am traveling, too, but it tends to be a little bulky since I have a longer one with the numbers on the right......(there's a name for that, isn't there???)
So to make a long story short, I decided that an IPad or small laptop would be good.  Talk about a splurge!  I've  had an iPhone for some time...(got a refurbished one some time ago) and I love how easy it is to use...so it was an easy transition to think about getting an IPad2.  So guess what he bought for me??? Wow, I never expected to own one of these!!! And I knew he would get a lot of use from it as well....so that's the big secret! We've used it already and I even took a one hour workshop for orientation.....however, I would have benefitted more from a more advanced class, since I have my history of using the iPhone.

So, I will be working on adding apps and deciding what exactly I can use my iPad for .  If you have one, tell me what apps you like!! We 'd all benefit from that.....oh, and one of the cutest ones is called Cuptakes....an app that gives you cute, girly, girl backgrounds for your wallpapers on your iPhone or iPad.  Check it out, they are adorable!!
So what are YOUR favorite apps???
And then Sunday night, as my hubby and I were watching television, in walks my daughter to surprise me for an overnight visit!! She had to go back to finish up finals, but she will be home for the summer this Wednesday night.....Isn't that a nice surprise????



Anonymous said...

Congrats on your iPad 2! It really does come in handy. My favorite apps are Words With Friends (so much easier to see than the iPhone version), Word Seek (it's addicting), iBooks, Kindle, IMDb, and Flixster.

southerninspiration said...

thanks, Susan!! I agree, easier on the eyes for Words with Friends....message me your user name and we can play sometime!

Stacey said...

You'll have to let us know how you like it. :)

I agree that phone books havejust got to go!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Hey Neighbor! I got an iPad2 too! I had been coveting the original for at least six months and I decided I was going to wait for the next generation iPad. I am very impatient and it was torture, but I'm so glad I waited. My favorite apps so far are Newsrack for reading my blogs and Zenbe Lists for all my lists. I'm going to check out that cupcake one you mentioned. You know how much I love me a cupcake.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I LOVE my ipad! I now read books on it all the time. ONe thing that I find sooooooo facinating is Martha Stewart magazine. It costs 3.99 and is just gorgeous, and interactive. Another great free magazine is food magazine.
I am going to look up the cupcake app.
I have it synced up to my google calendar and it makes my life so much more organized.
I am sooo happy for you! What fun!

Debbie said...

Thou shalt not covet thy blog neighbor's iPad.

Man, this one is REALLY hard!
What a wonderful Mother's Day gift.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well, I am obviously the old timer here. Don't have one and wouldn't know how to use it if I did! :( I bet you will enjoy it. Your husband is a keeper


Gail said...

What a nice Mother's Day gift! I need to get with the times. I was just telling my husband the other day that I feel like I'm still living in the stone age when it comes to electronics....lol. Enjoy your gift.

Have a wonderful day,

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

My husband just got one as well, he barely puts it down. Isn't it amazing what you can do with it?

Bella Michelle said...

Wow...you are getting fancy, girl! So glad your sweet girl was able to come for a visit. Love you, sweet friend!

Morning T said...

You lucky lady you! You're going to love it. I'm totally addicted to words with friends on my iphone. We just got my mom and ipad for mother's day and now she can play words in much bigger font.
Have fun playing with your new toy.