Friday, May 6, 2011

Flowers for my Birthday!

the dining room flowers
I had a birthday this week.  My two daughters sent me flowers.  No, I won't admit here how old I am, but suffice it to say that they ordered four bouquets to equal the number of years!  I have the flowers in vases in the dining room, living room, and kitchen!

the ones in the living room here and below

On the kitchen counter:  the small vase was a gift from
Thelma, my beloved next door neighbor.  The little pot
of miniature roses, from oldest daughter, this a Mother's Day gift.

Here's a portrait of our three children, taken in 1999, before both
daughters had married.  I love this picture because
you can see both girls' engagement rings when you look closely!

New Computer!

I've had a fun week, getting to know my new computer!  I haven't posted in a long time, and I thought my next post would be all about our recent Easter trip to California.  But I left my best camera there; it's not yet arrived here, and so, I couldn't get to all the wonderful California photos.   Instead, I share this news and this photo, taken with my old digital camera!

I love everything about my new iMac.  The monitor is bigger than the one on my old Dell.  What you see here is all that I have--no tower, no separate speakers, no Webcam perched on top--everything built into the sleek and big monitor.  And I didn't even buy the biggest!  But there's so much more that I love--too much to list here.

Truth to tell, making the adjustment from a PC to a Dell isn't duck soup. [Wonder what the origin of that idiom is?  Must check that out!]   But I am having fun learning.

Some things I've figured out on my own.  For example, I just plugged my old Sony digital into a USB port, clicked on iPhoto, and sort of felt my way through putting a picture in an album on iPhoto and then selecting it for this blog post.  Other more complicated procedures I've had to call the help-line at Apple to get some expert help.

I hate to admit that I have spent this entire week messing around with my iMac.  But being a bit under the weather and not having much energy, I've sat here at the computer and had a chance to begin my acquaintance with it!