Thursday, January 1, 2015

how time was lost (an original story by ‘me’)

there once was a woman who kept her house clean and laundry done and even healthy meals prepared.

she created interesting posts and visited her blog buddies.

she sewed pretty things and read books. sometimes she even took a hike.

BUT… that was BEFORE!!!

BEFORE time was LOST!!!

And BEFORE hubby gave her an IPAD for a gift.

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First he said, “LOOK! You can work a free puzzle every day.”

“Oh, did you see I loaded solitaire on there for you?”

“And…last but not least…here’s a FUN game called Candy Crush!”

and the rest is history…the great mystery of ‘how time was lost’ was solved.

Hope you got some fun new toys for holiday gifts too!

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And don’t you love this little blue tooth keyboard he bought so that I can ‘write’!

(I thought in case my poetry didn’t catch on, I would try writing short stories! hahahaha)

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48 comments:

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Happy "ipad"ing :) Candy Crush can be addictive as can many other games and activities.

Diane said...

I can relate!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

I couldn't help but smile while reading your post. It felt so familiar.
I'm sure you will find a way and manage to do all the things you enjoy doing and still have fun with your tab. The Bluetooth keyboard is going to make things go smooth when writing a post, a poem, a short story ...
Take care Diane,
Hugs
Arlette

Musings from Kim K. said...

The joy of technology! Have fun playing.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Nice. But don't get so busy with your new toys that your blog doesn't happen. We would miss you! I really need a little keyboard like that! I don't like to type with one finger. Happy New Year!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are way ahead of me on your tech gifts Diane! I have an ipad that I use only for work, but did get a Samsung 6" cell phone and sadly loaded Tetras and Solitaire. YIKES!! You are correct - LOST TIME!!! I can actually sit with my husband for a whole football game, playing one of these two games and actually make short comments and say yes or no Hun. When before, I would have been doing genealogy research or on the blog!!! Grrrrrr! Happy New Year!!!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you got a fun new toy-enjoy! Happy New Year:@)

Arlene Grimm said...

I love working puzzles on my ipad as well Diane and as for Candy Crush, we just will not go there. Happy New Year!!

Julie Corbisiero said...

I hope you enjoy your new iPad. I love my iPad mini and they are just the best. Have a nice day today in the new year! Big Hugs.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. :)

Denise said...

Wow great Christmas gifts, Diane!! I love that puzzle! :) I'm glad you're enjoying it -- I would definitely need the keyboard in order to type with one of those pads.

I hope you have a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Joyce Mayer said...

A beary merry Happy New Year.

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Kathy said...

Happy 2015 Diane and have fun with your new toy!!

Art and Sand said...

Right now our family is lost in Words With Friends. I am playing with 4 different family members!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so true - time seems to disappear when I play on my ipad. Pinterest is my main time grabber - I just get started and there are so many places to go. I am thinking of making a category of "pins I have actually done" - hmmm, that might be too revealing, according to how many pins I have, I fear the finished ones might be too few - but it would be fun to see what I've actually accomplished from my time spent wandering around in pinterest. Enjoy your new toy - love the story.

Lorrie said...

What a fun gift! What did we do with our time before technology toys? Happy New Year, Diane. Cute story.

Jeanne said...

Ahhh yes, I know all too well how time is lost in the IPad's enchantment.
Candy Crush graduates into Casino and then it's over!
Happy New Year!

Quilty Nana said...

Oh yes, I can so relate. Easy to sit and play while things go undone, but I can rationalize that I am keeping my brain alert. For an old lady, that's very important. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So funny...time lost while on an ipad! Yep! Enjoy it.
hugs,
Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Happy New Year and have fun with your new time-consuming gadget!!! Have you checked out My Salvaged Treasures this morning? You "might" have something else to play with!!! Hint!!!

Decor To Adore said...

A truly lovely gift from no doubt a delightful man.

May you have a joyously happy and healthy new year!

Terri Buster said...

Oh gosh- don't get me started on candy crush! ARGHHH! That game made me crazy! LOL! You will definitely enjoy your new ipad and I love the keyboard..I may have to ask for that for my birthday! Happy New Year!

Linda H said...

Hahaha- I can SO relate!! I too got an Ipad for Christmas. There is much to learn!!! :)

Christine said...

I know exactly what you mean as I love my iPad too!
Happy new year!

Vee said...

I once lost an entire day to a game...they gave me an award for commitment...it couldn't be for score! LOL! Oh never, never, never download FC Rocket! A keyboard...now I am getting ideas. Happy New Year! Hope to see you in it. =D

Terra said...

I am so glad you came back from your little tablet and were not trapped in there, with those puzzles and games. I don't play any games and don't do Pinterest, but waste (ha ha) spend lots of time on blogging and Facebook. Happy New Year and enjoy your fun new toy.

JG said...

My iPad is just so handy! Diane, you will enjoy it so much. :) Technology is great! Happy New Year!
~Judy

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Step away from the candies Diane, step away! I had to take that off my gadgets as hours were indeed lost! Lovely presents xx

Sam I Am...... said...

I don't have an Ipad but I have my pc which is bad enough! Too much "face" time on Facebook and games and much less productivity! LOL!
Happy New Year!

Shug said...

These are great for taking to places that you have to wait....(like the Dr's office) Sure makes time pass by!!
Happy New Year//

Cozy Little House said...

So many people love those, but I have never used one. I know you'll have lots of fun! Just take time to take the occasional hike!
Brenda

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

oh fun!!! happy new year, sweet friend. xo laura

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy New Year, dear Diane! Love, Twyla

Patti said...

I use an app called Blogsy to write my blog posts. Since my photos are on my IPad, I can write posts in the car, or wherever. Happy New Year!

Pamela Gordon said...

No new toys for me and Hubby was disappointed he didn't get anything in that line either, but he has all the tools he could want. ;) I know you'll enjoy your new toy. I have heard Candy Crush is addicting but I've never seen it. Happy New Year Diane! xx Pam

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Haha, be sure to come up for air once in a while. What a fun gift!

Carla from The River said...

LOL ~ this is sweet. Have fun with your new toy. :-)
Happy New Year
Carla

J said...

LOL! Loved your poem! For me, Scrabble is the monster who eats up all my time! Did you know that "HM" is a word? And so is "QI?"
I'm afraid to try Candy Crush - I'd never leave the house again!
Happy New Year, Diane!

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh how fun!!...I really like my iPad and I love playing games on it. I even blog on it too.
Happy New Year!!
~Cindy

ann said...

Oh how an Ipad can change one's life! You may even find yourself blogging from it. I does not replace my laptop or my desk top, but I do love it. I use it especially for face time with my grandchildren and brother in Texas. You have a very sweet husband. No new technology for me, but I am hoping for a kitchen facelift.

Carol Z said...

I love my iPad toy, too, and I spend much, too much time playing with it. Wishes to you for a very happy and healthy 2015!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

LOL, I'm right there beside you in the land of lost time Diane, my hubby bought me a Galaxy tablet and I haven't had my nose out of it since! Put down the device and walk away, they are evil ;O) Happy New Year to you and yours Diane.

Ariadne said...

The Internet is enough time loser, so just resist games!That's what I do!I prefer reading blogs!LOL!AriadnefromGreece!

Barb said...

HEHEHHEHHHEEE!!
Love your "generation building" story!
Best to you in the New Year Diane!
Enjoy,
Barb

Mrs R said...

Diane, such a delightful present! I am, unfortunately, all too familiar with Candy Crush! There is another game that is similar called Cookie Jam. I've not seen the puzzle game before. That looks like fun.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year! I'm glad you got the keyboard too -- because I'm sure that means you won't spend every minute on the new IPAD and occasionally you will write one of your usual wonderful posts (and of course find the time to go places to get the pictures for them!)...

But that being said, I adore my IPAD ... and understand exactly what you mean about time!!~!

Marcia Pilar said...

Ooh, what a great new toy. Have fun, and Happy New Year, sis.
xoxo

Brenda said...

Haha! That was me last year. But after attending CCA meetings (Candy Crush Anon.) I can now say, "Hi, my name is Brenda, and I'm a recovering Candy Crush addict!"