A year ago I would never have thought I'd get an iPad, but for a number of reasons late last summer I just went out and bought one at Walmart. My children were stunned. They know how incapable I am.
And yet, it's proved to be a faithful friend, doing everything I need it to, and surpassing the Composer's expectation (World's Most Expensive Kitchen Timer--it's not the device he's dubious of, it's my skills).
Okay, I do love the kitchen timer. And the messages (I only text with immediate family, and this way I can send important pictures of Fitzwilliam to the boys). And the quick internet browsing.
In addition, I use and love these apps:
Due. I use this system of reminders for weekly, monthly, or otherwise tasks. Fun to check off, easy to program. I've really been able to order my housework in a way that makes sense, and things don't fall throughthe cracks.
Bento. I've set up two ways to use this (possibilities are endless though). First, I catalogued all my patterns by photographing the front and back of each, and indexing them by size and category. Now I can take my iPad into the fabric store and know exactly how much fabric I need for anything at all.
I also set up categories for recipes. No more magazine pages for me--I just take a picture of the recipe and index it by category. So much less piled paper in the kitchen.
And I adore my Audio Bible. I use this every day and have combined my daily Scripture reading with handwork or knitting, to my great satisfaction.