Now that the holiday season is behind us I’m sure some of us are feeling overwhelmed by things. Too many things! And perhaps we even want to purge our life of some of those things. But there are also things that can be quite important to us. In that spirit, this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Things You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without*.
- My laptop. It connects me to all of you. It is essential for my job. It probably will need to be replaced at some point this year but I can’t picture my life without a laptop.
- My camera. Seriously, I never expected to feel this way about a camera and photography but it’s very important to me.
- My iPhone. I’ve said it before but it’s true – I have an unnatural fondness for this particular piece of technology.
- My yarn stash. Can all that yarn count as one thing on this list? Sure it can. There’s some pretty great stuff in my stash and I love it all.
- My spinning wheels. Okay, I can narrow this down. My Schacht Matchless and my Reeves. I love the Canadian Production Wheel and the Lendrum is useful because of the Woolee Winder but it’s really the Matchless and Reeves that I would consider essential.
- My Kindle. I took a lot of heat from my fellow librarians for this purchase (because of the proprietary nature of the device) but I stand by it and I love it.
- My appliances. I’m lumping them all together but I love my stove and refrigerator, my microwave and my coffee maker, my washer and dryer and my storage freezer in the garage. All of these things make my life infinitely easier and I appreciate living in a modern world.
- My Sirius radio. I actually did live without this for a couple of weeks recently because I (long story) tripped on the antenna wire while getting out of the car one night and I broke it. Let me tell you, I missed the thing and was not happy about radio with commercials. I know there’s Pandora on my iPhone and Audible books on there too, but I missed my Margaritaville radio!
- Google Reader. It took a long time for me to give up on Bloglines (and I’ve heard that the new Bloglines is good) but once I adapted to Google Reader I decided I like it better. It’s faster, it’s available on my iPhone, and it works all the time. I never could say that for Bloglines.
- My new exercise bike. This isn’t really something I don’t want to live without right now but I’m putting it on the list because I’m working towards loving it. Or at least accepting that it will get me where I need to be. I appreciate any and all encouragement on this.
* I want to point out that I am well aware that all things are replaceable and if I suddenly lost every thing in my life I would survive. It’s people that really matter and I’m just having fun with this list. I feel the need to say this in the spirit of not tempting fate.