I just love fate. Or kismet or synchronicity. My kids bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Yep, got it early. Not that they didn’t try. My daughter ordered it online from Amazon, pretty much the only place you can get one in Canada. She arranged to have it sent to a friend’s address. Sounds like a plan, hmmm?
Well, the Universe had other plans. Said friend was not there when UPS made the delivery. But she knew it was coming and she lives in an apartment and made sure to look for a notice every day. Suddenly one day there was a card on her door which read: FINAL NOTICE. The note said the parcel was going to be sent back unless it was picked up ~ at a bit of a distance ~ by the next day. It also said there was no one living at that apartment by my daughter’s name. Well, this gal was working the next day, bless her, so she emailed my daughter in a panic. Daughter phoned them and arranged to have it delivered here. And as fate would have it, mother was there the day it arrived. It being pretty obvious what was afoot, the kids decided to let me have it early.
The first thing I did after charging it up (once I stopped doing a happy dance) was sync my own book onto the device. That was a wonderful feeling and cause for yet another happy dance. Though I had seen The Storyteller on friends’ iPads I did not know anyone who owned a Kindle (guess that tells one something about my friends, though not sure what, grin). I had downloaded it to the free Kindle for PC as I subsequently did many others. Because I do my work on a laptop, reading a book there did not seem appealing and these became my ‘wish’ list for when I got my device, so the second thing I did was sync a book I was dying to read. The experience did not disappoint. I am loving the book as well and will no doubt write about that one day. I am like a kid with a new toy, but then that is often how I am. I was so excited when I happened to discover an item on the menu marked, Experimental. I am nothing if not a sucker for something like that. It was pre-loaded with Wikipedia and a couple of other sites, which for someone who loves research was heaven. Best of all Experimental allowed me to open my website on the device, after which I... did another happy dance!
Now, I am not one who has ever wanted to open presents early, I like the anticipation. But this daughter is one who would seek out her gifts (guess we weren’t very good hiders ^ - ^ ) and open them up then carefully close them back again to be ‘surprised’ on the day.
If that’s not kismet, I don’t know what is!
Causes Sharon Tillotson Supports
Leukemia Research Foundation of Canada
Kidney Foundation of Canada