I’m titling this post with a heavy dose of sarcasm.
1. Downloading CDs onto my new laptop and then onto my phone. The Boy gave me a thorough tutorial on this process, so now I can do it myself instead of waiting until he takes a trip home from college. I’m pretty pleased with myself to have loaded several of my favorite Christmas CDs yesterday. But I’m also aware that it’s fairly pitiful that I only just now learned how to do it.
2. Knitting a hat. The ironic component of this skill is that this is how my first attempt turned out:
That’s how it fit on The Husband’s head. It was intended for Middle Sister. I promise I checked the pattern over and over, and I followed directions to the letter. Actually, it’s perfectly shaped. But it’s more the size of a wheel cover than a hat.
Here’s the second attempt.
Different pattern, and a complete success.
I’ve heard that learning new things helps you stay young. I’m doing my part.