I have a new computer at work and when I sit down and look at its gleaming surface and uncluttered desk top I am thrilled. I eagerly set the screen saver and played around with themes and created some new files.
I do love new computer stuff. I’m the one in the family always eyeing the next version of cell phone. I never thought I’d have a use for an Ipad and now I am coveting an updated version and would also take it as a welcome sign if my laptop at home just suddenly died – even though I haven’t backed up all my photos on it.
When I think of other “utilitarian” items, it is really only new techy stuff that makes my fingers itch. I’m still using my wedding gift pots and pans of 35 years ago and I really haven’t added much to my kitchen cupboards except a new French Press, (obviously a priority, and because I occasionally drop and break them.) My mom passed on a great sewing machine, and I have an adequate vacuum and iron. I did upgrade my digital camera a few years ago and have my eyes on a new, but relatively cheap bike.
It’s probably a good thing I have a new computer at work. Figuring out how to use it effectively will keep me from eyeing – and possibly buying – something new for personal use!