17 May 2015
I wonder if you leave lots of tabs open on your iPad like I do. I realise that it's a bad habit - my beloved tells me so, and I often have two or three copies of the same page open just because I can't find it amidst all the stacked tabs. But it mostly works for me.
I leave tabs open for lots of reasons - because I access a page a lot, or because I want to read the article, but I don't necessarily want to keep it forever, or possibly because I have already read it, and I like what I've read, and know I want to access the page again. Now I know a lot of you pin these latter things in Pinterest, or use some other sort of file storage app, but I find that once things are neatly stored like that, I never look at them again. What I need is a way to file things away so I can find and use them easily when I want them again. Which is sort of how I use my blog - as a sort of scrapbook of my life. I hope you don't mind that.
What types of tabs do you leave open? I wonder what we could learn about a person by perusing their open pages? Quite a lot I suspect. Here are mine. I've already shared many of them on FaceBook, so you may have already seen them, and if you have, I'm sorry. If you feel like linking to some of yours in the comments, I think it would be fun to have a look. You show me yours; I'll show you mine as they say. Heh.
Moving right along...
One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls
I marked this recipe for a one pan Mexican flavoured chicken and rice dish as soon as I saw it. I loved the way that it used mostly ingredients that I always have on hand, but it's just that little bit different. I made it the other night and served it with coriander and avocado and sour cream, and it was an absolute hit with all the family. This is definitely a recipe that I will be making as often as I can buy cans of black beans...not so easy in our area of rural Victoria. Y.U.M.M.Y.
Indigo Knitted Tank Top
Don't you love this plain knitted top? It looks so smart and comfy and I have a bit of a thing for indigo. It's knitted in simple stocking stitch, too. This might just be my next project on my return from Indonesia.
I guess it won't come a a surprise to find this page open on my iPad. Actually, there were three copies of it open this morning, but I closed two. Do you love the forum as much as I do?
Are you an Afterthinker? Brandy is a good friend of mine, and her CM homeschooling blog is one of my absolute favourites. You'll mostly find an AfterThoughts tab open so that I can keep up with her latest pearls of wisdom.
Double Choc Cookies
Jemimah made this recipe the other days, and its definitely a keeper. Next time we're going to add a bit more cocoa to make the biscuits a bit darker, but otherwise they're great just as is - chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Morishly delicious.
This new-to-me website is super great. It contains the tunes for four psalters' worth of psalm tunes, including the two that we use in our church, The Book of Psalms for Singing, and The Book of Psalms for Worship. If you've ever wanted to sing the psalms, but didn't know the tunes, well now you do. Many of the tunes will be known to those of you who still sing traditional hymns, so you'll be able to sing from the Bible's hymnbook right away. I love this website, because I love singing the psalms, and hope you will too.
Miyazaki's 50 Favourite Classic Children's Books
Oh my, I love this list. I had already been introduced to Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle through Hayao Miyazaki's film, and the rest of his choices look just as great. Many of my childhood friends are here, and I've a mind to read the rest of his choices now. What do you think?
Reformation Study Bible
Have any of you purchased this Bible? It looks pretty good to me, but I haven't quite decided, and I'd love your opinions. Our church has just announced its intention to move from the old NIV to the ESB, and I'm thinking this edition might be a good option for us all. Maybe I'll buy a copy for hubby for Father's Day (which isn't until September in Australia, but will come soon enough). What do you think?
In Defense of Physical Books
I shared this article on Facie too. It's just a nice read for those of you who love books. I'm guessing that's most of you!
Apart from the links I've also shared above, I also find that I have multiple copies of Amazon.com and Abebooks.com open. One never knows when one might have an urgent need to look up a book or check on an order or something, does one? I also have a link to my blog. I like to check whether any of you are talking to me. I'm needy like that.
So there you have it. My innermost secrets. What links do you keep open on your iPad or desktop or laptop? Do share!