Simplifying

Life has been SO busy (since mid October onwards), that it is now mid January and many of the Christmas cards we received still have not been opened. And it’s not like we took on every – or even very few – parties and social gatherings.

We were at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during the first week of January. 165,000 people were in attendance – a virtual city of its own superimposed on the already crazy and overstim mode that is Sin City. Pete worked like a maniac at 3 booths for his company and I was in constant hurry up and wait mode, getting ready to assist with equipment or people transport.

My first thought while listening to a lecture from the CEOs of Cisco, Comcast and Bosch were, “we need to simplify”!!! Electronic gizmos are becoming ever faster, more data are being collected, life is becoming unmanageable. There is undeniably some benefit in all these advances – such as doctors assisting other doctors remotely, via Skype, during surgeries. Who could have even dreamed of that a few years ago?

But my thought during the lecture was – let’s have barn raisings, music gatherings and handmade crafts created in a group setting. Ironically, I say this while having an iPhone, 3 blogs, a Facebook account etc, etc, etc. From now on, my posts will be short. And if you’ve read this far, I will be launching an Etsy business soon. With short posts.

Be well, folks – and go hug someone.

 

All That Glitters

I’m stepping way out of my comfort zone to post a picture of myself. While I realize the sparkly dress for Vegas is cool, it’s the Christmas socks that totally make the outfit, eh?

The sparkles shall be saved for another time. With 200,000 computer geeks in Vegas for CES, I decided that going casually (and meeting Elvis impersonators!!) is where it’s at. I always said you couldn’t pay me to go to Las Vegas. It’s still true – because I am paying “them” for the privilege.

Eat your hearts out Kardashians :)

Eat your hearts out Kardashians 🙂