Friday, December 12, 2008

Sometimes it's the little things

Every day I keep telling myself that I will start my holiday blog posts about some of my favorite Christmas decorations. However, with Christmas less than two weeks away, when we're all thinking about what to give and what we hope to receive, I am reminded that sometimes it can be just the little things in life that make us happy.

My working life as a medical transcriber involves spending countless hours with my computer keyboard. So the other day Office Max was running a special: buy two toner cartridges and get a wireless keyboard and mouse for free. You know how it goes--sometimes you have to spend money to save money. I figured that some year-end writeoffs might be in order so why not stock up on toner cartridges?

I rushed right on over to Office Max, picked up those toner cartridges (yikes, $97 apiece??) and came home with a box containing my new keyboard and mouse.

I am now wireless, and considering all the other things I have plugged in here in my office (can you say two overloaded power strips...), that is a blessing. And the bonus is a keyboard without lint or dust in those hard-to-reach places.

So here is a picture of my old keyboard (feel free to download this fascinating picture to your own photo album). Do you notice something missing? This keyboard is only a year old and some of the letters are actually worn off the keys. My keyboard and I might need a vacation from each other...

And here is my new keyboard, sans wires. And my cute "jolly" mug? Yep, that's how I'm feeling today.


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JHNickodemus said... #

The fact that you could wear the letters off your keyboard still impresses me!

Grandma G said... #

YAY! Gotta love those little things!

And wow... that's a LOT of typing! Have your fingers gotten shorter, too?

Deborah said... #

I love your blog and look forward to your postings. My redheaded sister and I LOVE your creations. Every time I see something orange I think of you.