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You know those weeks where you have unexpected appointments, ten time-consuming projects, a list of “other” tasks two pages long and you have no idea how you’ll fit it all in? That was my week! My first reaction was to mentally whine and to physically crawl under a blanket on the couch. However, that doesn’t help, so I adjusted the things I normally do to fit in the ones I normally don’t.




As I look back on this week, I am grateful for items of convenience! There are so many things that make it possible for me to fit those extras in on weeks like this.

  1. Frozen food. I’m not a huge fan of frozen meals, but now and then, frozen pizzas or chicken tenders save the day.
  2. The Internet. I could not meet deadlines without the internet. 10am appointment across town? Can do. Because I can go online later to make up the work.
  3. Wireless printer. Until recently, I had a printer that needed to be connected via USB to my laptop. That meant lugging my laptop upstairs and plugging it in before printing. Not hard, but the extra steps take five minutes. Some weeks even 5 minutes are too many!
  4. Apps. I’m on the road today. I copied and pasted info someone might need today into my Evernote App. That way if the person contacts me, I can quickly give them the information. Without Apps, I would have to lug my laptop and stop somewhere with WiFi to check in.
  5. Online banking. I love that I can check our accounts and transfer money at my convenience rather than having to go into a bank during their hours. This helps me every week, not just on hectic ones.

I’m very thankful for modern conveniences. And I’m thankful for weekends! I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow!

What convenience can you not live without?

I’m heading up to Michigan to see Dad and visit with Mom today, so I won’t be able to moderate comments until later tonight. Please leave one! And don’t forget about my month long giveaway. Go to my home page, and scroll down for the easy entry options!

Have a terrific weekend!!

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. I hope your trip is fab, Jill!

    You named several of my favorites, but I’ll add one more: my vivofit – it beeps at me when I’ve been sitting too long, so I remember to get up and take a walk or just move for a bit. I’ve been on deadline the last couple of weeks, and those reminders were so helpful!

  2. I feel your pain! Between musical rehearsals, mandatory overtime where I work and kitten sitting for a friend my writing time has been serverely whittled down. You nailed it with the smart phone. I take notes, write lists and reminders to myself all the time with google docs or I use the quick memo function in my phone. I think my grocery list would never get done without mobile apps on my phone…I also am very sure that we would eat nothing but the same food every week without pinterest! lol

  3. Hi Jill! I hope you had a nice visit with your father. I’m having one of those weeks. This morning, on my way to work, my car breaks started making a horrid noise. I’ll be at the mechanics later. 🙁 I love my wireless printer!

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