Dream a new dream

photo credit: BStout@2013

Oh the joy of technology

Ah the joy…and the pain of technology.

When it “works”, it’s amazing! It does things beyond our wildest imagination! I mean really, just look at all the things your phone can do for you…and you can even use it as a phone!

Simply amazing!  Or is it really that simple?  I think not!

When it fails us, or probably more like, when I fail it, there’s nothing quite as frustrating.  But I mean really, should it be this complicated?

I’ve tried everything that this feeble brain of mine can think of to resolve this issue, and I just can’t figure it out!  It’s so frustrating right now, I could just, well you know….SCREAM!

But I’m happy to say that all is well now.  After a visit to my friendly Apple store, a crisis has been adverted, and I’m back in the land of sanity.  And it’s so nice to be back!  That going crazy stuff really isn’t that much fun!

And yes, it was “user error“.  Almost always is, isn’t it?

Now, if I could just get one of those shiny new Mac Book‘s that I saw at the store!  Ahhh….that would be nice!

Someday, my dream will come true 🙂

Free books for kids!

My daughter is an avid reader. Has been since she was a toddler! So you can imagine her delight when she found the offer for free books in her “welcome home” package from the hospital after she had her first baby!

What a great idea! A book a month for your child, from birth to five years old!

Why not?

So she signed him up, and was quite delighted to receive a beautiful children’s book in the mail the very, next month!

Each month she receives a good quality book. No gimmicks, no tricks, just great age appropriate books! Most of them are hardback, some soft cover. All of them are very colorful, and intriguing!

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The program is called “The Imagination Library“. The result of a dream and a vision that Dolly Parton had to provide free, high quality books to the preschool aged children in her county. It was her hope to instill the love of reading at a very early age.

The dream has grown since its inception in 1996, and today, free books are sent to nearly 700,000 young children each month, all over the world.

To sign up your child for the free books, or to just read more about this great programThe Imagination Library, go to this link: https://imaginationlibrary.com/

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I think you’ll find like I did, it’s so encouraging to know that there are good people in this world who just like to do good things for other people.