I am not one who always follows the "gotta-have-it" crowds. I am many things, but I'm not a materialistic girl. I hope you'll indulge me in this completely materialistic post.
Today I'm giving thanks for something I do not need, did not deserve, and didn't think I would ever have: an iPad.
I knew this little machine would be fun, but its turned out to be a hard-working luxury item.
I have used it to teach my history class at co-op on Wednesday afternoon, showing pictures I swiped from the world wide web of ancient Egyptian art and how the Mayan built their huts out of lime and grasses.
I have used it to answer email, and as a GPS, and to keep me occupied in the doctors/dentist offices.
It's been a cookbook, a novel, a crochet pattern keeper.
This little computer has been a movie theater, a calendar, a bank (in the pic above I was moving some birthday cash I had been saving into my checking account. The CarpoolQueen snapped the photo.)
So today I am thankful for this crazy little gadget.
What item do you have, that you could live without, but are thankful you don't have to?