Yarn shopping!

Even though it was raining yesterday, I needed to buy some new yarn to start a couple of new knitting projects. So I decided to brave the rain and head to Spotlight.

I love Spotlight. It doesn’t have the feel of the little yarn store in Bassendean, but it’s so big you can find pretty much anything you want.

And of course there were a couple of impulse buys. I was tired of using a big sistema container (me tired of sistema, yes I know, world gone topsy-turvy) that was too small. So I bought a fold out kind of hamper ($10), which I thought was pretty trendy until I got it home and J remarked that it looked like something his Nan owns. But his Nan is all kinds of awesome so I don’t really mind too much.

I also bought a knitting needle case ($5). I bought a bamboo set of double pointed needles from eBay which has sizes from 4 – 8 (so a lot of needles) and I needed to have some organization to them. I love order and having everything in place.

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New toy

Well with some of the money that we got paid out from the insurance company. After replacing most of the clothes and furniture, there was a little money left to buy me an iPad.

Yeah so maybe I’m rationalizing it a bit, but I wanted one.
And I have wanted one for ages.

I must confess i’m a bit of a apple fangirl, I have had an iPod since I was 17 (a few years ago now) and have had three iPods since. And I have my iPhone, my boyfriend has now bought an iPhone (mostly because of me) and now I have an iPad.

Of course the iPad/iPhone/iTouch experience is all about the apps.
And I have my favorites.

I have bought all of the ‘dash’ games (diner dash, cooking dash, hotel dash, and wedding dash), and they work well for the iPad.
Although not as many levels as the iPhone versions because I finished them in one day.
But the beauty of the dash games is in their simple gameplay which can be repeated without getting boring.
I’m addicted to them.

My boyfriend doesn’t get them at all.

anything we need from the shops? – google docs to the rescue

Being the technology lover that i am, i’m always looking for ways that technology will help improve and generally make my life easier.

I’m the main shopper for the household. It’s something that i’d like to be able to delegate without ending up with a cupboard full of pop tarts and steak.
But as i generally end up going to the shops straight after work, i always end up sms-ing the boy with something along the lines of “anything we need from the shops?” or “you wrote something on the fridge that we ran out of, what was that again?”.
All of which results in me going to the shops (which i hate), walking around the shops in a rage, and getting home and remembering what i needed to buy.

I knew that somewhere out there, someone else shares this problem.
And given that we both have iphones, there has to be an app for that.

Not that I could find, but I found a solution anyway.

Google Docs.

I created a shared document, which both of us can edit, and put a shortcut on each of our home screens.
Now when I’m shopping I can pull up the shopping list and not forget anything (or at least absolve blame).
And if I need to I can send J shopping and he (theoretically) can return with a balanced shopping trolley.

Items can be added as inspiration strikes, and live updating means that if i need to add something while J’s at the shops he can get it straight away.

It’s the best solution that i’ve found for sharing shopping lists between iphones, or indeed smartphones.