Okay, so I missed a few weeks (again). I hope you and your families had a great Thanksgiving. We did. Olivia got to play with dozens of cousins for four days straight. She still hasn't recovered. They even put on a Thanksgiving pageant complete with the Mayflower landing at Plymouth.
Now its on to Christmas, yes? Yuck. Not Christmas-- just the craziness of the holiday shopping, year-end, blah, blah, blah. I wish Christmas was like Thanksgiving. Just a dinner with family and no crazy gift giving.
I sound quite pure and unmaterialistic, don't I? I am now that I've got what I wanted-- an Imac. Somehow, I wrangled my husband into buying me one on his birthday. Not sure how I did it, but I did.
I have to admit, it has taken me many years to make the switch, but since processing photos on my old PC was becoming a several minute experience, I decided it was time. The learning curve was not as high as I expected, but I still find myself getting very frustrated with how many devices (printers, scanners) just decided they didn't need to play well with Apple. The screen is a thing of beauty. Installing applications is a non-event. It has only crashed once and thats because I was really hard on it. And one quick little reboot and we were back in business- no blue screen of death or other annoyances.
Unfortunately, I still have some Windows-based software (like accounting) that is not Apple compatible, but thanks to a cool little thing called VMWare, I can run it on the Mac without dirtying up my precious machine.
I do miss a backspace key and I forget to look for the menu at the VERY top of the monitor, but I don't think I'm ever going back.
Okay, now that I've broken my blog dryspell, it's easier to keep it up.