Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I have a new addiction/obsession. I didn't plan on it, but it happened and it slowly taking over my free time.  You see I received a Kindle Fire as a gift and I thought I would be spending a lot of time on it catching up with my midnight reading or playing four pictures one word types of games and maybe watching the occasional movie with my free month of Amazon Prime.  Well you know, I've done a bit of that stuff, but how do I spend a majority of my free time these days???

Playing with the Kaleidoscopic drawing app.  I basically sat there for hours the other day when I was under the weather running my finger over the touch screen again and again and again.. (See and you folks didn't think I had an exciting life...haha!) How can it not be fun right?  Colors and swirlies and mirror images oh my!

It used to be when I would come home from going somewhere I would get on the computer to market this blog or my books and check all of my stats obsessively (Yeah, I talked about that last time I think).  Well, the last few days I head straight for my kindle and my kaleidoscope app. Who cares if I'm going to sell books right? Umm well I actually do care and I have kept up with the marketing, just maybe not as religiously as I should.  I am proud to say that I haven't been checking my stats obsessively :)  (Are you proud of me?).

So how did I realize that I was addicted/obsessed or whatever you call it?  When one of my kids asked if they could have a turn on my kindle (yes I downloaded stuff for them and in fact the kaleidoscope was supposed to be theirs). I grabbed the damn kindle and held it to my chest and cried..."No! Leave me alone, I'm drawing!"  Um yeah, I think it's time I revisit my priorities here.  I have vowed to let my kids use the kindle more (okay, once  day each if they behave) The rest of the time it is MINE!!!  I must see the colors and pretty swirlies, I must see the colors and pretty swirlies, I must see the colors and... Oh um, sorry about that.  I am hoping that some day I can put the kindle down and get back to life as I know it....Kids, Husband, Marketing, Writing and REPEAT. ( See, I told you that you didn't think I had an exciting life!)

Until next time... We all have our little obsessions/addictions but they usually go away with time.  So I guess I'm trying to say enjoy it while you can because eventually life will come back to you and intrude...and then it is onto the next one! ;) (And check out the kaleidescope app, it's hella fun! )


MtnMoxieChic said...

I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

(Amber Lea Easton, aka Moxie Girl & MtnMoxieChic, from Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night and Moxie Girl Musings) Good to see you! Looking forward to your posts.

JJ Ellis said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'l check out your sites too :)

Karla Telega said...

My addiction is online jigsaw puzzles. I can waste a lot of time trying to find the bird's beak and left foot. (Elusive little rascals) I found your blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Love your writing, although I can't imagine getting addicted to colors and swirlies. Great to connect! I would like to invite you to come visit my humor blog:

Blog Your Boss said...

I find myself doing the same thing with my iPad! Great post!

JJ Ellis said...

Karla Telega, thank you so much for stopping by. I don't dare get jigsaw puzzles or I too would be addicted. :) I will head right over to your page!

JJ Ellis said...

Blog Your Boss thank you! Those darn apps and tablets are crazy addictive :)