This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.
Do you ever wish you could clone yourself? I've been feeling a bit stretched around here lately. I thought about asking my husband to take on another wife. I could seriously use the extra help! He was pretty keen on the idea, until I told him that I would be the one doing the selecting.
You know somebody like this.... a no nonsense hardworking "sister wife". That's the ticket! Oh wait... no that won't work... we don't have any place to put her. Darn it!
All kidding aside, I've been working like crazy lately. It's always crazy around here anyway, but this time of year it's even more so, as I'm getting my shop ready for our Holiday Open House and the Christmas season. Which means hours and hours of pricing tiny glittery ornaments and decorations, drawing up floor plans, filling last minute orders, and making multiple trips in my little car, hauling everything all the way to the next state, where my shop is located. Not to mention the time spent getting all of that glitter out of my hair!
In addition to all of that, I have a son who has Aspergers Syndrome (a form of high functioning Autism). My son goes to Community College, but is not able to drive yet. So... 3 days a week I get to drive him to school. It's a bit of a haul, since it's in the next County, so I just stay and wait there for 3 hours, until his classes are over. Occasionally I leave and go hit some antique malls, and shop for papery treasures to share with my readers. But most days I wait in the library for him.
And then there is the time spent working on my blogs. Hours and Hours and Hours of work!
Searching through my treasured paper items, for just the right image, scanning it, cleaning it up and posting it. And then shopping for more!
Oh yeah... and then there's the Mom tasks! Besides my son, we have 3 other kids too. We're a blended family... like the Brady Bunch... only with 4 kids instead of 6. They are all big people now, ranging in age from 16-21. Which means, among other things, a huge amount of Grocery shopping for Moi! It's almost shocking how fast we go through stuff around here!
Multi tasking and time management are a must around here! I'm all for any gadget or appliance that can save me a little (or a lot) of precious time. Recently, I was provided new laptop computer, that's powered by The Intel® Core™ i5 processor, via Blogher. We are talkin Turbo Boost Technology here people!! Which means I can get more done in less time! Wahoo! It also came with a Intel® Wireless Display (akad WiDi) adaptor, that turns your HDTV into a Ginormous monitor for your computer. And as if that wasn't enough it also came with some virus protection. I tell ya, it feels like Christmas around here! I'm going to test out all of this new high tech stuff soon, and I'll post my results here next week.
Maybe... just maybe, we won't need to get that "sister wife" after all...
Now here's some exciting news for you guys too!!! Blogher is providing me with a $250 Best Buy Gift Card to Giveaway to one lucky winner on this blog!!! That could really put a dent in your holiday shopping, now couldn't it?!!
Here are the Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post (see below)
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
Here's the Sweepstakes Prompt: In order to enter, check out the Intel site here and let me know what feature you’d most like to try and include it in your comment.
AND BlogHer is also giving away four of these amazing laptops, you can click HERE to enter that giveaway too!
Also, make sure you come back next week to hear about how the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, helped to make my life easier, and to enter for another a chance to win the $250 Best Buy gift card!