Yup. I’m a day behind as always. LOL But with December comes my annual tradition of posting my TWELVE FAVES OF CHRISTMAS. Nope, it’s not Oprah’s list and you will not receive a car or a fabulous vacation at the end of this blog. However if Oprah reads this and would like to gift me with those things, well, thank you! I’d like a new Camaro and an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii. (The new car is the dream car of my about-to-be-driving teen but the vacation? That’s alllll me.)
Anyway, in case you’re new to Kindred Spirits Blog, every year I post twelve of my favorite items. Some are cheap little nothings I’ve found useful, some are expensive somethings I’ve discovered in the last year. All are things I’ve rapidly grown to depend on or in one particular case-want. Regardless, they’re my favorite. And here are the first two items::
December 1 (or #12) This is the item I *want* to receive for Christmas. (Hear that, honey??? ) For several years I’ve heard about the benefits of Netflix, well, now I’d like to experience them first-hand. I’m a total movie lover but with our satellite bill going up-up-up, I’m sick of paying a fortune for barely any movie channels at all. There are also some old shows I’d love to catch up on.
So #12 of my TWELVE FAVES OF CHRISTMAS is a subscription to Netflix.
From the Netflix website::: “Unlimited TV episodes & movies
For only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited TV episodes & movies streaming over the Internet to your TV via an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii or any other device that streams from Netflix. You can also watch instantly on your PC or Mac too! Plus, get unlimited DVDs by mail for just $2 more a month – exchange each DVD as often as you want!”
Sounds like my kind of thing. And the price???? Just right!
December 2 (#11) This is the most expensive item on my list but, honestly, I love, love, love mine. I spend a lot of time on the computer and/or traveling for various reasons whether it’s for work or simply to haul my family around from place to place.
My pick for #11 is most definitely an iPad. I use mine to write (via Pages and a wireless keyboard), surf, connect with friends on Facebook, listen to music, watch movies, email, whatever. It’s an anything goes kind of thing and the portability is fabulous. And having run out of space looooong ago for books, I love the ease of downloading books to read, then ’storing’ them for later. No muss, no fuss and no griping from the dh because my to-be-read stack has grown again. (Or should I say ‘groan’ again from the weight? LOL) Having hit that age where I’m doing the arm-stretch thing to be able to see clearly, reading on the iPad is a breeze. I just zoom until I can see. (And, no, I don’t have stock in Apple, but I should!)
Oh, and if you really want to gift yourself or someone else with the above, you can use Netflix ON your iPad and watch it anywhere. It’s a definite win-win. (Um, honey? You reading??? LOL Subtle, aren’t I?)
So that’s it for the first two days of December. Look for more of my TWELVE FAVES OF CHRISTMAS very soon!