For the first time in … years? I learned of the new Vera colors when the catalog came in the mail. Really, Vera? Honestly, I’d rather NOT be on mailing lists… I don’t need the clutter and would rather save the trees, the USPS, etc.
Anyhoo, I’m so underwhelmed that they’re not getting a review here. I love coral and turquoise and had high hopes, but I guess I’ll wait and see if summer has a better offering. Maybe it’s a sign of my contentment with my green bag?
Maybe it’s (yet again) a parting of the ways. Vera and I were fast friends for a few years in the ’90s, then went our separate ways for well over a decade. We’ll see…
Speaking of reducing paper stuffs… I’m also underwhelmed by Nook’s magazine offerings, and by knitting magazines in all electronic formats. Even the ones that are availabie in one e-format or another seem to penalize their e-subscribers either through not allowing printing, not offering special inserts, etc. What’s up with that? I’m hardly the greenest girl in the world, but hello?! Shouldn’t they be encouraging e-subscriptions and rewarding those who are working towards saving the planet?
Along those lines, while I’m all reconnected with my newsprint Nook of a prior generation – evidently, B&N realized that asking me and the other millions of people with an account if we need to change our password on our B&N account and then requiring us to stand on our heads and stack bbs in our watch-pockets to allow our Nook to change its password too was ridiculous – I’m realizing that I want an e-reader that can do magazines, pdf files (specifically, knitting patterns) and more.
Yes, yes, plain Nook can do that, but not well. I’m in no rush to upgrade, because… well, you WERE reading along, right? The magazines I want aren’t available in a truly useful e-format! Anyway, there’s also the whole B&N might sell Nook mess, my fascination with Kindle Fire just because of the name (I used to be a firefighter, am married to a fire chief… in case you’re new here), and last but definitely not least, my love of things i-smart. iCloud is my new BFF…
But nothing can trump my celebration of our one-eyed girl. Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the removal of her left eye. I might do a special post tomorrow… I might not. It’s been a journey, and yes, our lives revolve around that dog and her eye drop schedule, but it’s truly our pleasure to tend to her, and to Lady Gretchen Greer. Their blog has a link to a fabulous, feel-good story about a totally blind dog named Golly.
What are you celebrating today?