I’m off work today through Thursday, then only work a half day on Friday. Gotta love it!
I have two things on my ‘gotta do’ list for this time off (hubby isn’t taking any time off, but he works from home 4 days a week.)
1. Get to know my new Amazon Fire that I got from Santa
2. prune my roses
I was going to do the roses today (or at least start it today), but it’s ‘only’ going to be a high of 68 today, and 74 tomorrow, 76 on Thursday, so I’m putting it off and wait for the nicer weather. 🙂
I already got to where I know how to move icons on my home screen around, I loaded Twitter and Facebook and Slotomania (LOL) on it, and I even managed to upload a pretty photo and changed my wallpaper (although it took a few attempts to get the ‘saved’ / ‘downloaded’ photo to show in my ‘photos’ folder.
I can’t find a very detailed ‘how to’ tutorial yet, even on Amazon, for my current model, just the very barest of minimums, so I have to putz to figure out. All my books are there and with the covers showing in the Kindle ‘library’, it looks pretty spectacular. But I have to sync the book on my Paperwhite, to see how a book actually looks on the Fire lighting system; hope it’s good.
This is MUCH faster than my 3-4 year old iPad, so that’s cool. It just takes getting used to it. I don’t think I can bookmark webpages to the Home Screen unfortunately, only apps. But I can access pretty easily the bookmarks in the browser (“Silk”-which is brand new to me), so not much more than 1-2 extra steps to get that. Like I said, I need to do more putzing around with it.
Santa was very generous to me; he always is. Lots of it are putzy little things, like a new pack of emery boards for my nails, but a few cool gifts too (like a set of 70’s soul CD’s and the Wonder Woman CD and a knit cap I was particularly lusting for. LOL)
So, just lying low today. We had a really great steak dinner at mom’s last night; Santa and I brought all of food and mom just kicked back and let us do it, while we all watched the late NFL game on TV. It was a really nice evening.
We are about 3 episodes now into West World (we just started HBO last week), and I’m LOVING it. It’s just the right level of creepy/weird sci-fi/psychological thriller. Anyone else into it? After we get through this we are going to start Big Little Lies. And there are 3 Fox TV shows starting right after the first of the year that we can’t wait for (9-1-1 and the LA-Vegas comedy, as well as X-Files.)
So, that’s where I am this loving Boxing Day.
How was your holiday? I will get around to all of your blogs later today.