Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I resisted an ipod for a long time. When I needed a new computer last summer, Apple was running a promotion for a free ipod with the purchase of a computer . . . and so I ended up with one. DH talked me into spending a few extra dollars to upgrade the free one to a 30G one and I'm glad I listened.
I looooooooooooove it.
Itunes is easy to work with, and I loaded a ton of music onto my little music machine. DH often listens to talk radio, and so he has been listening to podcasts for a long time as well. Talk radio annoys me because I have little patience for the people who call in usually, so I didn't think I'd enjoy podcasts. BUT, I found that I really enjoy podcasts (except when they spend too much time on reader mail . . . but at least I can fast forward!)
A priest from the Netherlands has one that I listen to faithfully (Fr. Roderick and his "Daily Breakfast"), the podcast from the "Catholic Family" in TX is enjoyable, and a few mommy-type podcasts. NPR recently made their program "This American Life" available free! There's a podcast for the "Pray as you Go" website (provides direction/prayer on a daily basis) and just in time for Lent, I found a podcast with the daily mass readings from the New American Bible! And it's all FREE!
I have also loaded up my ipod with kids' books (Jim Weiss' Famously Funny and Fairy Tales CDs, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, and Mouse Tales to name a few) so I can plug in while we're in the car and the boys can enjoy listening to their books.
I recently added a couple pregnancy/labor support CD's to my playlists, and am working on a playlist that I hope will support/calm/relax me during labor. (Speaking of pregnancy/labor, I'm 28 weeks today! If this babe comes at 36 weeks like N, I've only got another 8 weeks to go!)
My ipod is definitely one of my favorite things!
Posted by Melanie -- at 10:09 AM