Now I know to many people that's not a big deal but to me it is something to quite literally sing and dance about!
Pre-children I enjoyed music. I even treated myself to occasional music videos and the odd CD!
Post-children I barely have time to switch on the radio or television, never mind actually listen to it.
On top of that the children have now started demanding their own programmes, a different one on each tv to cater for their differing ages and tastes and so I had more or less given up on watching or hearing anything for the next sixteen years or thereabouts!
But my hubby arrived home from London on Wednesday with a tiny little pink iPod for me. It was a belated anniversary-of-our-meeting present! At first I giggled and sadly informed him it would probably lie unused in a drawer somewhere as I would never be able to put any music on it. He retorted that if I could upload images to my blogs and website then that wouldn't be a problem. And he was right!
I hunted out some of my old CDs and discovered over 50 that were just mine! So over the last few days I've been having a great time catching up and reminiscing -Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ash, Madonna, Dido, Portishead, Snow Patrol, Guns 'n' Roses, Catatonia, Alanis Morissette... (I've also been listening to my Paul McKenna CD using the earphones without any interuptions! Whoopee, I've found a way to cut the background noise out!!)
I must admit though that I haven't really been using the earphones much- that would be a bit irresponsible given that I have three children constantly chattering to me - but a while back I bought Stan the Bose Docking Station for his iPod - now that I am able to make use of it I am making the most of it!
One thing I can't quite believe is just how much music such a tiny little gadget can hold - already I've uploaded around 30 of my CD's and there is still loads of space left on it. That I find truly a mazing!
Finally, another bonus - it used to really frustrate me when I was chatting animatedly to Stan and realised when he didn't respond that he had been busily listening to his own iPod. Now I'll be able to get my own back... tee hee!