What I've Been Up To

One problem with being a book blogger is that when you’re not reading much, you don’t have much to write about. Sometimes my life is like an overfull cup–just as soon as I drink some off the top, the tap opens and pours more water inside. I just need to learn to drink faster.

On Friday, my husband deemed that I needed a laptop. Who was I to argue? I had gotten my edits back from Carina, along with a very tight deadline. So off we went, and he examined the specs of laptops in four stores before he found one that met his expectations and my price demands. The store was HHGregg, and the laptop is a Sony Vaio. It’s red and shiny and I’m all comfy as I sit here and type this.

Last week, my youngest sister turned 40. Therefore, we of course had to have a bash on Saturday. My laptop and Ihad not even had a chance to get acquainted. I loaded up a zip drive with essential files, installed Office 2003 and Oblivion, and off we went. (No, I haven’t had a chance to play Oblivion yet, but I did get some edits done.)

At the party, our daughter spent 90 percent of the time either in the pool, or asking to go in the pool. Who needs to eat? Not her. I saw cousins aplenty, and my husband discovered that no, he has not yet met all my cousins. After 20+ years of marriage.

In order to fully enjoy the weekend, we decided we absolutely had to have a beachfront hotel room. We definitely don’t do this every time we go visit family, but we were due. We ended up getting a lovely room with a wraparound balcony. We both did time with my daughter in the ocean and in the swimming pool, but my husband took the greater share this time. He discovered that yes, the ocean can bite. Not a creature in the ocean, but the ocean himself as he got keel-hauled back and forth across a hidden rock in the midst of some brutal waves. My daughter too.

As for posting this week, it’s going to be anything goes!

6 Thoughts to “What I've Been Up To”

  1. That sounds like an interesting weekend. I’m curious about your new laptop. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  2. Yes, sometimes life is so rich and full, I don’t have the time to sit down and update my blog. It sounds like you had a great time away. 🙂

  3. My laptop (my only computer) is a Sony Vaio. An older version than yours, of course. It’s held up really well over the years, but I think it’s about time to update.

  4. Tia Nevitt

    I’ll be keeping my old computer up and running for quite a while because I’m NOT going to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard this time. Once I have everything transferred, it’s going to have to serve as a print server for a while.

    I’ll try to dig up the specs on this laptop.

  5. Chicory

    Sound smart to keep the old computer running until you get the new one `broken in’. I’m glad you had a chance to visit family AND spend time by the ocean. Sorry to hear the ocean took a bite out of your husband, though.

  6. Tia Nevitt

    Luckily, it was just some scratches! As for the old computer, it will be running indefinitely. When I have everything transferred, I’ll clean up the old computer and let it be the print server until we replace it. And since this is my high-capacity manuscript printer, I don’t anticipate getting rid of it any time soon.

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