Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thankful for Technology

Today's gratitude is somewhat less noble.  Today I am so thankful for my computer and the internet. 

I spent the morning planning for the month of January.  We will be going out of town in the middle of the month so I wanted to have school, homeschool group, and meal plans done before we get back to our regular schedule.  I cannot begin to explain how having the internet lessens the work involved with these things.

First my calendar...
I use Google Calendar, and I hate to admit it but I am not sure I could remember where to go at any time without it. My entire life is on that calendar.

Second education resources...
I find lesson plans and printable education resources all the time.  For this week I printed money math sheets, a poem, and blank writing paper.

Third recipes...
I love to cook.  I have dozens of cookbooks which I used to use all the time.  The truth is I do not have hours to spend scouring cookbooks for recipes that strike my fancy any more.  Now I use my search engine.  Chicken breasts and asparagus were on sale so I search for that.  Also, since I use my crock pot at least once a week finding recipes for that is priceless.

So while it may not be the most virtuous thing to be grateful for, my technology definitely make my life easier and so is worthy of my thanks.

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