Life was simpler when we were kids! We had two channels to choose from on the television and if you wanted to talk to your friends you either called them on your parents telephone or you waited until you were at school where you could see them. My how the times have changed!
|My sister Laura, myself and my brother, Rob! About '75.|
Telephones are now hand-held computers and we have the world at our fingertips. The internet was unheard of not that long ago and now the whole world runs on it! I'm afraid that if I don't stay on top of technology I'll get left behind like the folks with 'rabbit ears' on their old televisions did. Or, like my darling mother-in-law. This is what she says to me when asking about her granddaughter: "Have you faxed Randi today"? And by that she means have I text messaged with her! The expression is now a standard joke in our household - she's just too cute to correct!
I'm fairly well acquainted with today's marvels of technology. I know how to run my i-Phone, laptop and digital recorder. Recently I took up blogging and become an internet retailer so I've learned how to use various software applications to create my website. It was a huge learning curve for me but I succeeded!
It takes time and effort to stay on top of all the wonderful new applications available to enhance our online experience. Every day there's another new one to add to my ever growing list of things to check that keep me from my daily chores! Just in the past week I've discovered StumbleUpon, About.Me and Pinterest just to name a few! I do use these applications for my bead searches and idea catalog, but I'm spending too much time looking instead of creating! I'm going to have to draw the line somewhere and that's the task next week - to streamline my internet operation a bit so I can manage my time better. Trying to retain all the log-in names and passwords is keeping me up at night!
I have to get at least one plug in here for my jewelry! I've added a whole bunch of new pieces to my store including anklets, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Please check it out and leave a comment so I know you stopped by okay!
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and Namaste!