- Finish my computer recipe file. You know those cute little boxes of recipes that get handed down from generation to generation? Those are SO passe. Now, you spend 800 hours typing your faves into your computer, filing them by category, cuisine, and ingredients. Then you spend 400 more hours taking pictures of each of the recipes as you prepare them, then scanning them into the program for visual effect. No more going to the little box and ruffling through it to find your needed recipe. Nope, they are now right at the tip of your laptop…after you spend 5 minutes booting it up, then loading the program, then typing in the search terms. Talk about a time saver!
- Work on my digital scrapbook. I “invested” in one of those digital scrapbook programs that lets you do all sorts of creative things with your pictures and memories. I think I thought that if the project involved my mouse and flashing screen, it would be more motivating than big books of colored construction paper and various curvy cut scissors. I may have been mistaken. It seems that pictures of us huddled over laptops at various seasons and holidays just doesn’t do much for the creative juices. Maybe next year we could turn off our virtual fireworks display on the 4th, and go outside and see what’s happening in the sky? Who knows? There could be an inspiring Kodak moment there.
- Work on reunion emails. This year is the dreaded 2-0. Yep, you heard me. 20 years. I was graduating high school long before Hannah Montana was a zygote in the Disney incubator. Before Michael Jackson had gone “Bad” and before Bono was a Nobel nominee. So 20 years later, it is reunion time, and that means figuring out where all those crazy kids in the parachute pants ended up. Hopefully, they all signed up at Classmates.com. Otherwise, I’ve got my work cut out for me.
- 3D Landscape my flower garden. Nothing says spring like digitally designing your petunia layout with your new gardening software. Where else can you read about common pests, research new garden tools, read profiles of each of your perennials, and watch animated videos of your dream garden – – all in the same place! This program has everything a green thumb could want: a garden care calendar, the ability to “see” your garden from every angle and in every season, and even a botanical game. Wait, a botanical game? I didn’t know that was in here. How cool! Name seven perennials native to the Southwest? Oh, I can SO beat this level………….
Maybe I was getting a little too ambitious there. I mean there will always be summer break, right? After all, most people spend spring break doing shots off people’s belly buttons, right? So perhaps I was overshooting a bit. Spring break is for fun, for frolicking, for becoming a Level 3 Master Gardener….Two main functions of leaves? Are they kidding me? I am going to OWN this game…
p.s. While I earn my medal in microflora, I would sure love to hear from all of you…what are your plans for spring break?