One way to keep track of what’s been on my mind … is to keep track of my Google searches. Through my recent history, I’m able to see what I’ve been curious about, what I’d like to try, where I need help, what I’m doing, and what I’m learning. It’s been a fun – and a bit distracting – exercise. Given the current state of almost everything and all that’s really been on my mind, a distraction is a welcome exercise in self-care.
So, in no particular order, some recent Google searches:
>>>He asked about my plans for my day off. I told him my most pressing plan was cleaning all the pollen coating just about every surface in our home. It was then he asked if I had any plans to bake a pie? He was joking, of course, but I love him, of course … so pie it was. Strawberry rhubarb. My first. It was worth the search. Recipe here. Full confession: I used a pre-made pie crust. Still delicious.
>>>We’ve been planting, so I wanted to know: What annual flowers attract pollinators?
>>>I’ve not quite recovered from my last visit to the cell phone store, but in a moment of bravery, I Googled: How do you change your Apple ID? I’ll probably get to it when I have more time and remember my current Apple ID.
>>>How old is Queen Elizabeth? Her majesty is a glorious 96 years old.
>>>What is the text of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s The Other America speech? I’ve been reading the OTHER talk reckoning with OUR white privilege by Brendan Kiely which mentions the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Stanford University in 1967.
… while the law may not change the hearts of men, it can and it does change the habits of men.
You can read the speech here
>>>How do you line a baking pan with parchment paper? This little video uplifted my baking skill. And then some. A game-changer.
>>>Ever hopeful after yet another overzealous produce purchase … Can you freeze ripe bananas? Mercifully, yes … yes, I can.
Back to the pollen. Turns out, it’s better to clean a flat screen TV with a vinegar and water solution than Windex.
I’m hopeful we’re now past the pollen.
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It was a delight to be part of your Google search. I changed my Apple ID several years ago – yes, give yourself time and you might want to remember these two words: “serenity now”. 😉 It’s probably an easier process these days. Good luck with the pollen. Our cars were covered a couple of months ago but we’re on to heat now. 😎
The pollen has been off the charts here in New Hampshire. Actual CLOUDS of pollen. It’s been like walking through a fog. Fingers crossed on the Apple ID. Do I really need to change it? Thanks for stopping by! ❤️
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That’s a wonderful way to keep track of what’s been on your mind throughout the year. I never thought of going back through my Google search history so see what’s been on my mind over the year.
Welcome! Thank you so much for commenting! This is a new idea for me. I didn’t go back a whole year, just a little while – but it sure was interesting to me. I think I’ll take a look every once in awhile to keep track of myself! 😊
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