Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My New MacBook and His Tricks

I'd been having some trouble with my HP notebook and Maury took it to "Best Buy" to see what it would cost to have it repaired.  The cost turned out to be more than it was worth!  Of course!  That's how we've ended up in this throw away society, repairing an item costs too much.  Anyhow that's another topic and lest I stray, back to the original topic.  

So he comes home with a new Mac for me. 
Me: What, a Mac?  I don't know how to use a Mac! 
Maury: But you will, it's easy, and you can learn from me
Me: But....
Maury:  You'll love it, they are so intuitive, it practically teaches you by itself.
Me:  Umm, okay.  Is this my Christmas present?
Maury: You could say that.  Look why don't you think about it.  We can always take it back if you don't open it.

So I let it sit on the table for about an hour and a half while I tried to get my HP to turn on and working.  Then I calmly talked it over with Maury again and decided that I'd go with the  Mac. But I figure at least I didn't give in right away.  I actually thought about it and weighed the options.  

The next night Christy and I decided to see just what tools, aka toys, it had.  The first thing we figured out how to use was the camera.  SEE....

The Sketch Effect

Strange things...

Body Heat

I don't even know what to call this one, how about "Shrek Effect"


"Elf yourself"

The bottom line.  This computer is super cool and does amazing things!  I'm still working on getting things transfered from the old computer on to this one.  Christy and Maury are helping me with that.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Two Posts, One Day

Here's what I came out to find tonight...

Taryn came to the table acting like a waitress, and took our orders. Then she made the food while we waited. Just like a fancy restaurant!

The results were super yummy!

Yes, I ordered the chili dog and now I'm stuffed to the gills!

I have a blessed life.

No Housework For Me...

Okay, so I'm boycotting housework for the day, big deal!!! It's not like the house is really gross or anything. It's just that with the rain outside and the fireplace inside, the cup of tea and the slice of pound cake, it was just not right to ruin everything by cleaning! The weekend only comes every 5 days you know.

Instead I decided I needed some quality time in my "Woman Cave". So I took this great oil cloth I bought in Sabastapol (I hope I spelled that right) a couple of weeks ago.

It became a new book-bag for work! I just was not satisfied with my old one. It was cute enough, but not useful. I didn't put any pockets inside and it was too small. This one has plenty of pockets and is bigger too. It's just right!So, now that I'm done what shall I do with the rest of the day? I'm not sure, but it's not going to be wasted on cleaning! I have a new Dean Koontz book that I just started and it's grabbed me already. How does this sound-rain, tea and a new book? Perfect, I'll do it.

Hold the press!
Taryn just came along and kicked me out of the kitchen! She says, "Since dad and Jake are gone for the evening, I'm cooking. We'll have a girls-night-out right here!"
Okay, now I'm a little worried, will she make a mess and not clean it? What will she cook? I plant an idea in her head. I say to her, "But I really wanted chili dogs for dinner." Her mouth curls into a smile. She's taken the bait. I can hear her working in the kitchen. It's only 4pm and she putting ice in the glasses. This is the kind of thing that makes being a mom so fun.

Update, she's just barged into my room and says, "Dinner is gonna be a little early."
"How early?"
"That's pretty early Taryn, I'm having tea and cake"
"Well, stop eating! I already set the table and put bread on it! Come look at it."
I'm too lazy to get up and I don't want her to know that I'm blogging about her. So I say, "Hey, why don't you take a picture of it for me."
Here's what she's done...What a kid! Candles, flowers and sparking cider. I hope she's making chili dogs, I really want a chili dog!

Life is good.