Do you know what this is??? I've read a little bit about all the wonderful things these Himalayan Salt Lamps do and I think it's time to give one a try. They are suppose to help purify the air in your room and remove bacteria, dust, allergens, smoke, and even mold from the air. They are said to reduce stress, depression, and emits a uplifting, positive charge of energy. AND they have a calming effect as well. How do they work? Well, what I understand is that when these lamps are heated with a candle or light bulb, the lamp emits negative ions that bind to air pollutants. The causes them to lower to the ground level, leaving the air fresh. Negative ions are believed to produce beneficial biochemical reactions in our bloodstream that increase levels of serotonin. Aside from all these benefits, they are really quite attractive. I'm thinking we need one in our bedroom at least! And you got it.....you can find them on Amazon!
Okay. I will admit I have not tried this yet. Have you met Alexa yet? They come highly recommended. It's like having your own personal assistant. (I think she would be GREAT for elderly people who live alone. You know, just so they hear another voice from time to time.) So, there is the Echo tower and the Echo dot. The only difference I understand is the sound they produce. I think I would prefer something small and out of the way. The small one is about 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick. You can ask her pretty much anything and she will give you an answer. She knows great jokes too. I would love it to get a news flash/traffic updates each morning. You just say her name and then tell her what you want. You can use her to play music in a room. You can even download the Echo app on your smart phone and use the "lists" portion of the app. So, if you want to do your grocery or to-do list that way she's ready to do it for you. You just say, Alexa, add milk to my grocery list." It's quite amazing and even a little scary to think that some little gadget is that smart. Amazon had them on sale for $39 the week before Christmas, but I didn't pick one up yet. I'm sure my family would wear her out by asking her to tell them jokes all the time. Although, I can see the benefits. Especially with someone like Kevin. He could set it up to keep track of his medications each time he took them, or keep a list of meds in case something happens, he could ask her the time and date when we are all sleeping and he can't find his cell phone. That might save me from being woke up in the middle of the night too. Not a bad little gadget, right? AND, you got it....it's an Amazon product.