I have been writing holiday letters to European relatives in Google docs - it has a spellcheck that automatically senses the correct language! Not perfect, but charming. I also have a series of trip checklists going for an upcoming vacation to visit our studying-abroad daughter, and the aforesaid relatives. It's convenient to be able to access them from any computer. And encourage my husband to log in and contribute. Google calendar is next!
And then what was the challenge question? Can't locate the APLE newsletter (yeah, yeah, I should know where to find it, but...), so I seem to remember that it involves revealing 10 things about ourselves. Scary, since anybody can access this! OK, here we go: 1) I'm addicted to Minesweeper, 2) I love to knit, read, bicycle, garden, hike (I could go on), 3)we have a labyrinth in our back yard, 4) I am of Swiss descent, but the name Jain comes from Spain via France - there's a whole province named after me! Jaen! We're going to check out the family chateau on our upcoming trip. 5) we have 3 cats at present, and they are all crazy, 6)I ride a recumbent bike with underseat steering. Kids tend to stare, then yell "cool!" as I cruise by. 7)One of my kids is studying in Switzerland, and just called 5 minutes ago to say that her flight to Greece for Thanksgiving was cancelled cuz Alitalia is on strike. Much unhappiness there. 8)The other child could be delivering your mail - watch for tall, handsome & silent. 9)My husband & I are anachronisms: we have both worked for the same employer for almost 30 years, and are working on our first marriage. I tell my kids this is ok. 10)I pick and choose among technological innovations as needed to make life workable, but am basically a luddite at heart. I could easily be a hermit. I don't really want everyone to know what I am doing at every moment, or vice versa! And here I am, throwing it all out into the internet. Doncha love it!
This has been fun.
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