My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Friday, June 4, 2010

An Ode to my iPhone

ok, so I wouldn't buy one....and I wouldn't buy one....and they're too expensive....and......

then hubby intentionally drowned our shared phone (don't ask) and in a SNIT I went off to the AT&T store. Coming home with a $10 phone for hubby and, yes, an iPhone for me!

I told you I was in a snit.

Can I just tell you....I'm SOOOO GLAD he drowned that stinking phone! I would never have gotten myself an iPhone any other way.....BUT...

since he did and I did ......

I LOVE this phone!

other than my ring tone...which I'll have to post a video tomorrow of the kids singing my ringtone :-) I've not paid any money to put things on the phone.

I'm all about free Apps see.
That being said. I now have our entire family calendar in my pocket at all times!! and for the whole year too! You've no idea how wonderful that is!!

Then there's tic tac toe! The kids think this is the highest form of entertainment! And no matter if we're waiting at the dentist office or the high school auditorium I can garuntee a good 15 min of cooperation over this game

Next is checkers!! One of my all time favorite games! I've finally gotten the difficulty level to the point where more often than not it's a draw....but I win some and lose some too!

Can I even discuss the fact that I have about 3 days worth of unrepeated music saved on this thing???? Seriously, almost every CD I own...and I'm working on getting the rest uploaded!

The always available calculator is wonderful too!

The camera is okay and works ina when I go to the Kindergarten graduation of my eldest WITHOUT bringing new batteries for my camera! (that last pic of Sonshine and his teachers was from the phone)

Having email and facebook always available has actually gotten a bit too much....I mean one needs a BREAK from those things now and again!

The Notes app is awesome! I have several "notes", my times on the bike, my todo list, blog post ideas that randomly occur to me, and the combination to my locker at the gym.

The metronome will be awesome if I ever get back to playing the piano!

The flashlight is great! More than once I've found myself in the dark and it really helps.

But, my all time favorite FREE APP. Is the audiobooks app.
You see, a few months ago I decided I needed to read more of the classics. I'm a voracious reader and have read zillions of books, many are classics, but there are sooo many out there that folks refer to that I haven't read. However, my time constraints are many and varied. It's hard to hold a book while I sew, among other things. This app has every public domain classical literature book you can imagine! and a few you've never heard of before!

So far I have downloaded (with the help of free Wifi at work) free audio versions of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Barnaby Rudge, Dracula, Leaves of Grass, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Canterbury Tales!

I just finished Dracula tonight! wooooo what a book! No sleeping with open windows tonight!

Do you have an all time favorite book? Is there a book you've always wanted to read?? I need ideas for other books to download! I'll put all the books y'all recommend on a list in my notes app...... It's gonna be a reading-sewing-adventure having summer!!

Oh and speaking of adventures. The temps are triple digits all weekend and the ozone alert is way high. Say a prayer that the outdoors is more bearable come Monday when our trip to the arboretum is scheduled please! They do have shady areas with misters but STILL!

do you have a fav iPhone app? It's gotta be just as wonderful and life changing for mommies as the dish washer!


Sara said...

I only have an iTouch, but I love it. I do like the FB app so I can read up while watching TV. I love having games available---some for me, mostly for the kids.

Linda said...

Anything by Jane Austen would be on my list of books and I think I'd have to throw "Wuthering Heights" on there, too. Matter of fact, I may have to find that app and see about getting a book or two on there before my trip down to Florida next week - I think being read to on the plane would be nice!

Amanda and I recently downloaded "Words With Friends" which is sort of like Scrabble. The silly girl thought she might be able to beat me! Ha!

I never thought I'd own an iPhone myself but when my son got me this one for Christmas I thought "OK, I'll try to figure it out!" and have come to love it for all the things it does. I just wish the battery lasted a little longer!

Anonymous said...

there is also Matches for the kids its like memory, paper toss, weird laws, Bible reader, Miss Spell...all FREE!!!! Thanks to my SIL I love my iphone also. (he got my phone for me)

Stephanie D. said...

Don't have an iPhone, so this is all over my head. My co-worker has one, though, and she says it's a poor phone, but a great gadget, and that's what she loves about it. Keeps her 5-yr-old entertained, too!

Mama Zen said...

Flashlight? I could have used that last night!

diana said...

i, too, love my iphone. one of the apps that has helped me so much is the maps/gps. when traveling, i just type in where i want to go and it already knows where i am and presto! it tells me how to get there.