No bones about it. I want an iPad.

I’ve been having a horrible time staying asleep at night. I keep waking up in the middle of the night and no amount of relaxation or meditation seems to help me fall back asleep. I’ve tried moving to different rooms, wearing an eye mask and forcing myself not to move, but sooner or later I give up all other attempts and find myself staring at the itty-bitty little screen on my iPhone. I’ll look at anything even remotely interesting before eventually falling asleep again.

I’m sick of staring at that little tiny screen and decided to buy an iPad so I can at least open a good book and read. I know the light of the screen probably isn’t helping my sleep situation, but I can’t exactly turn on the light to read a regular book with my husband laying right beside me.

I’d also like an iPad for other times of the day, like looking over recipes while making dinner or reading while I wait to be seen by doctors and massage therapists. I’m not sure if I can fully transition to online books, but the minimalist and environmentalist in me have decided to give that a try.

I spend a fair amount of time reading email and blogs and I really don’t need a full scale computer just to poke around the Internet. At least that’s how I’m justifying my purchase. I don’t typically splurge on technology, but in this case I decided to chuck my frugality out the window and placed the order online.