A New Toy Arrived Today!

The new to me Nook!

The new to me Nook!

A few days ago I was telling my friend Peggy what a pain it was to lug all the books that Ron and I take with us when we go camping.  I added, “Someday I’m going to have to break down and buy a Kindle.”

Peggy is getting ready to move and is trying to get rid of as much stuff as she can so she won’t have to pack it and take it with her.  So she said, “I’ve got a Nook that I’m no longer using.  Would you like me to mail it to you?”

I said, “YES!!!”  So today my Nook arrived!

What an awesome gift!

I downloaded my first apps today.  I feel so COOL!  :D

I downloaded my first apps today. I feel so COOL! 😀

As soon as I opened the package, I had to email her and ask her how to make it work.  The power would turn on, but it wouldn’t DO anything!  She wrote back telling me how to unlock it by swiping over the little lock icon….  and then I was on my way!

She sent me two books to see if she had formatted them correctly and if I could load them on the Nook… and it worked!

I am ecstatic!

The book I just started!  :)

The book I just started! 🙂

Now this would be no biggie to a lot of people, but when you consider that I am still using a flip phone, this is a giant step out of the Stone Age for me!  😀

So as soon as I finish this post, I will be burying myself in a good book for the rest of the evening.

THANK YOU, PEGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the low carbing front, my scale is not budging.  But the doctor prescribed replacement thyroid hormones for me, and my fasting blood sugar was 82 today!  As soon as the thyroid meds kick in, I should feel more like exercising.  And if I never lose another pound, I am REALLY making progress on the health front!

I had one commenter tell me what an awful, unhealthy diet I was on and what I should be eating.  It really fried me as she has no clue about my particular health concerns, and I got pretty defensive.  But then I decided that my results speak for themselves, and that’s all that really matters!

heartMy low carb gluten-free results so far: Normal blood glucose, normal blood pressure, fewer COPD meds and doing great, arthritis pain gone, ENERGY, allergies much less bothersome, improved mood……

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New Tatting Pattern Books

Awesome tatting pattern books!

These two AWESOME tatting pattern books arrived today.

I wasn’t too impressed with the cover of Mary Konior’s book, but when I opened it up, I couldn’t believe what a treasure it turned out to be.  The patterns are elegant, and as modern as tomorrow.

Tatting Artistry in Thread by Helma Siepmann has stunning flowers, blossoms, leaves, deciduous trees, evergreen trees….  the photos are gorgeous.  I have been dreaming of all the beautiful things I can create with them!

So they will definitely go with me on the trip to Florida.

 

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