I just did a quick comparison between what is free on my library's Overdrive service and what costs money for these subscription services. I wasn't surprised that there is a whole hell of a lot of overlap. Overdrive has its limitations, but those are obviously the same ones that these services suffer from, namely the… » 1/31/14 11:03am 1/31/14 11:03am

I agree. I think this would work well for activities we personally consider to be fun. I can see myself happily anticipating a three hour block of time set aside specifically to read, but I would likely dread a visit to extended family, car servicing, etc. Probably best to stick to things you want to anticipate, or at… » 1/17/14 12:27pm 1/17/14 12:27pm


Last night, I accidentally deleted a bunch of files I shouldn't have. I backed up my laptop to our external hard drive, and, afterward, thought it would be a good idea to back up our family photos to cloud storage (I try to follow the rule of three when backing up important stuff- laptop, external hard drive, and… » 1/02/14 7:24pm 1/02/14 7:24pm

I like to put full outfits on one hanger so that I can just grab it and go in the morning. Doing this on laundry day cuts out substantial bleary-eyed morning decisions. As an added plus, it saves space in my tiny closet by reducing the number of hangers from three down to one. » 12/03/13 10:20am 12/03/13 10:20am