Friday, March 07, 2014

23 Mobile Things--Thing 2

In this Thing we were asked to learn all sorts of bits and pieces of ways our mobile device can be used. I have an iPhone 4S and had just updated it to iOS 7 for the purpose of making doing the 23 mobile things that much easier, so having links to this information and researching more about how everything works was very helpful for me.

I am happy to have learned that I can save battery life on my phone in so many different ways.  You would think that after having an iPhone for a few years, I would have known some of the ways to do this, but I always seem to think that I'll research that at some point and never get around to it.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this ;)  So, now I can truly close apps by double tapping the home button and swiping whatever I don't need to be running in the background all the time (I'm pretty sure I don't need constant updates from Candy Crush, whatever Candy Crush wants to think).  Then I also went into settings tapped on general, down to accessibility, and turned reduce motion on.  This makes it so that when I look at the picture of my little kitty Melvin his eyes no longer seem to follow me wherever I go.  I mean that is kinda cute (or kinda creepy, depending), but I guess the 3-D motion can really wear down your battery as well.

There are lots of little things that Siri can do for you, but I confess to not having really used Siri at all.  It is interesting that you can make Siri female or male now and that you can also use her/him/it to find out what your friends are saying on Twitter and such, but, at this point in time, I haven't found enough need to even have Siri set up on my phone.  Maybe that will change.

Oh, the other bit of information that I really like having is that we can now see the time stamp on every text that we send and gets sent to us.  That is really a nice feature.  In the past, it has been a bit annoying to not be able to see when I specifically sent a message (when it was in the middle of the conversation).

Anyway, those are some of the things that stood out to me most in learning more about iOS 7 on my phone.

The green grass will grow again!
On another note: here is a little dose of Springtime that was gifted to our library by one of our beautiful Story Hour participants!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

23 Mobile Things---Thing 1

This is our little kitty, Melvin
Hey everyone!! Long time, no post once again. Life has changed for me quite a bit in the last couple of years. I've kept up with doing all sorts of stuff (like taking pictures and knitting and all that), but blogging has fallen by the wayside. Well, no more! If you'll notice on my profile, I have become a librarian for my local library since I saw you last. I'm loving my job and as a part of training (and reminding me how to do all sorts of things), I'm participating in a thing called 23 Mobile Things. Bear with me as I attempt all sorts of fancy things on this page and show you what I have been up to in the process.

As I work on these 23 Mobile Things, I hope to reconnect with the blogosphere at large and learn to be even more comfortable with all things mobile. 

Thanks for staying with me (if anyone I know is still out there) and stay warm!!!

It has been a wee bit cold here in MN ;)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy June!!!!!!

Been so long since I posted anything . . .

Here are a few photos of the goings on around my place!

Kitten Jail

Pretty flowers on my front porch

Dandelion Pieces

And, the most stunning photo of all---Norman sticks out his tongue!
Hope your June has been a good one!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Couple of things I've made . . .

 A few projects I have finished in the last couple of months (that I actually took the time to photograph)

Tea Cozy I made for my mom for Christmas.
Ravelry link
Gull Wing socks made for me!
Pretty, pretty, huh?
Ravelry link
Candelabra Socks made for me, too!
Ummm . . . pretty, pretty, too, huh?

Ravelry link
Chevron Scarf
Guess I'm making a lot for me lately, but I promise I'm working on a couple of other projects for other people, too!
This is just not one of them.  Ravelry link

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Rowdy running through the archway at the bottom of the cow yard.
Just a quick hello!  I should run home now and make an apple crisp for our historical society New England Pot Roast Dinner tonight.  Have a great day!!!!!!

Nobs from the old stove we pulled out of one of the out buildings on the farm.
The setting sun shines through some pretty fall leaves.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Been a Doing

Just some shots of what we've been a doing around here!

From front to back--Spot, Mickey, and Hook!
Looking through the arches

The rented bull-y (he really isn't a bully, he's very nice) who will be the father of next year's little calves.

The view of from the backside!

Hmmm . . . pretty flower

Get a good stretch in Norman!
"My Baaaaaaaaahnie lies over the ocean, my baaaaaaaaaaahnie lies over the sea!"  Bernie likes to sing real loud.