Simplifying My Life: Baby Steps…

It wasn’t so long ago that I was all but disconnected while outside the house. My only connectivity a nontexting, noninternet cell phone. Oh and did I mention it was a broken cell phone?? It worked but the screen was shattered. I’m a little cheap when it comes to technology. I can survive for quite a while with substandard equipment before finally caving and purchasing new. My teen refused to use my phone as the screen was broken. But, the phone still worked so I couldn’t dump it.

I broke the phone while skiing. I almost broke my son too as I tripped over my skis and fell into my ski pole. The cellphone stopped me from being stabbed by the ski pole. The cellphone was the filling in the sandwich…the filling that bit the dust when the piece of bread ski pole got in the way. Have I taken this too far??

Anyway my poor beleaguered legs were so weak after skiing for 3 days that I was unable to avoid falling on the boy. He might have squealed…it was not pretty. I may have been helped up by a good looking ski instructor with a look of pity on his face. After what seemed like hours he hauled my weary carcass off my son and helped me to my feet.

My son and  I did one more run and we were done. My Energizer Bunny son was even asking to go home. It’s not everyday that skiing turns in to a footballl pileup. I bet he never thought he would be on the bottom of the pileup! “Mommy, you ARE squishing me!”

But, back to technology… I could go off on a tangent about anything. Look shiny! The phone has saved my bacon at many an event whether blogging or nonblogging. That’s the thing with technology it helps moms function at a higher level with greater efficiency. 

Now, a phone is one thing but a Netbook is an entirely different ball of wax. So small. So compact. So want-able. I could seriously see myself getting so much done with a Netbook in my purse. The family laptop is just too heavy for carrying around. A Netbook would work for all those times when you are caught at soccer and think of an amusing, witty tale too tell on your blog which you must record immediately before you have a Mom Moment and completely forgot not only what you were thinking but what soccer goal your kid is supposed to be shooting at.   

HP With my family, I could use a little something to simplify something….anything about our lives. The Netbook HP Mini 110 with Windows 7 could help me when I am stuck in a carpool line. It could hellp my husband when he sits at volleyball tournaments, swim meets, and soccer matches. Can you tell what we do over the weekend??

Even my kids could get in on the act. e-mail for one. An online art program for the other. And games for the other. You name person in this family and I will show you someone who could find a tech gadget useful.

HP Mini 110-1100I wish I had one of these bad, but oh so useful, boys to give away. Instead there is a way one of you could win simply by leaving me a comment to this post. Mom Bloggers Club will randomly give away three HP Mini 110-1100 by Studio Tord Boontje PCs to the readers of the blogs who enter this contest!

So, leave a comment on this blog post to enter for a chance to win a HP Mini netbook.

I was not compensated to write this post. I wrote this post as my entry to the Simplify Your Life Sweepstakes.

18 comments for “Simplifying My Life: Baby Steps…

  1. Lydia
    January 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

    What a story! Good luck. I have to do a lot of traveling and I use a friend’s extra laptop while I’m on the road. It would be great if I didn’t have to use his and didn’t have to carry such a big thing through airport security!

  2. Carol
    January 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I would LOVE to win, it would free me from my little office, and enable me to use the computer in different rooms!

  3. January 15, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I need a new computer so bad. It would truly simplfy my life, too.

  4. January 16, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I would like to have a small computer like this to be able to take anywhere for everyday tasks.

  5. cwf
    January 17, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Something this small would be really convenient for me since I need a
    computer for work and it is light enough to take on the bus which I
    use to commute every day. I could check e-mails & bills on my commute.
    My old laptop was actually stolen recently so I would love a new one!
    Good luck!

  6. January 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    The size and weight of the HP Mini 110-1100 would make it perfect for on-the-go computing. I would also be able to easily take it around the house and out to the back yard.

  7. Deanna G.
    January 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    So cool! I would love to win 🙂

  8. January 20, 2010 at 1:06 am

    OH the possibilities! I would really LOVE to win the HP Mini 110. My life needs to be organized and I would love a gadget like this to help me in my quest to become more organized and connected in the New Year. Please, count me in for a chance to win. Thank you.

  9. January 20, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Good luck to you!

  10. crystalp
    January 20, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I want to win this so bad! Oh to be mobile!!!!

  11. Rita Sams
    January 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I would love an HP mini! It would definitely simplify my life!

  12. January 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    an HP Mini 110 would simplify my life in ways that I can not even spell, lol

    good luck to you and me 😉

  13. January 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Good luck!

  14. January 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Man my life could use some simplifying! I would love to be able to write my blog posts on the go or during lunch breaks. Now if the HP Mini 110 could help me get my daughter to sleep through the night, I would be in LOVE (even more!)

  15. Anne G
    January 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    This would be great! I’d love to be able to work on the go, like while I’m waiting for the kids to finish piano or dance lessons.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  16. January 21, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I entered also. It would simplify my life by helping me get organized! Wishing you luck… and hoping for some luck myself!

  17. January 21, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I would love to win this. It simplify my life so much! Good luck!

  18. Aimee W.
    January 21, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I am in the process of trying to start my own business and I currently work from home…but I rarely stay in one place with my laptop. As I suffer from degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine – coupled with a heavy laptop – changing my “workspace” throughout the day is NOT an easy task.

    The HP Mini would simplify my life by allowing me to move my computer from place to place on my own…no more bothering the rest of the family! This netbook would be a true lifesaver!

    Thanks so much!

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