For the past few days I’ve been pretty much doing everything that I can to keep myself occupied … because too much thinking isn’t really fun for me right now. On Monday, totally on accident, I ended up indulging a bit of retail therapy. I’ve been mulling over buying an iPad of my own but since David had one, I would just play with his whenever I wanted. I guess the time is right for me to get my own. I’ve been playing with it ever since I got it and am amazed I went this long without getting one. Needless to say, a new toy goes a long way in keep myself distracted … which really helps these days.
When the first iPad was released a few years ago, I bought one. After about 2 days of playing with it, I decided it wasn’t for me. I’m not sure why exactly but I think my main complaint was the lack of apps for the device. Now that the iPad is in its 4th generation (with an amazing retina screen), there are plenty of apps to make the tablet well worth owning. The first thing I did was load The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly and New York magazine onto my new iPad. These are my favorite magazines, the ones that I read from cover to cover … tho, in recent months, I’ve fallen out of the habit of reading my fave mags because I hate carrying them around with me. Honestly, the ability to read my magazines on the iPad was the main reason I bought the device. I’ll take my tablet with me when I fly home to Detroit next week for Thanksgiving so, yeah, I’m excited … and believe me, anything that can get me to smile these days is very welcome right now. OH and if you iPadders out there have suggestions for must own apps, please let me know!!
I have some unpleasant stuff to take care of this afternoon so I’m really not looking forward to that (personal stuff having to do with my separation from David) but I am looking forward to hanging out with my good friend Gillian tonight. I’ve not really been in the mood to hang out with anyone lately but I’ve missed Gillian and her adorable baby Gemma for months now and, well, I think seeing them both will cheer me up a bit.
It’s Friday, I hope you all have an amazing weekend. If y’all are doing anything fun and cool, lemme know … it does make me happy to know that other folks are having fun these days.