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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas! (okay, it's a little late)

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas. Mine was good. I spent Saturday with a few friends visiting from out of town, which was fun, but I think we all wished we had more time. Saturday night it was back to my mother's house. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with Mom and the stepfamily, and got to meet my little brother's new girlfriend. (She seemed very nice - and good news - she crochets and knits!)

After the gift unwrapping frenzy, and dinner with the family, it was time to head on over to Dad's house for Christmas evening. My two brothers also came and Tony brought the new girlfriend over to meet Dad and my step-mother. She seemed to warm up to them quickly, if I read her right. And my big Christmas surprise - my parents and step-parents all went in together and bought me a new computer! I was not expecting that at all. But I'm definitely happy about it.

So, when I got home Tuesday night, I puttered around making numerous trips from the car to the apartment, bringing everything in. I'm still fighting this cold, which is sapping my energy, but decided I'd set up the new computer that night anyway. Easy peasy. I set up the printer today (so nice to have a working printer again! And now I can scan some of my older photos too). Late last night, after connecting all of the computer components, I hopped online and ordered DSL. That's right, now that I have a machine that will support DSL, I am booting out the dial up! I should be connected with high speed by next Tuesday. Welcome to the 21st Century.

And, because my vacation is now over, and I must head off to bed...I will leave you all with photos of 3 of the crocheted scarves I powered out this winter for Christmas gifts. I've discovered ArtYarns Supermerino, and I am addicted!

9 comments:

kerri said...

Yay, new computer! :) Pretty scarves. :)

caitlin said...

Cool about the new computer!!! Re: Ton'y new girlfriend I'm taking this isn't the older woman we read about a few months ago? Please clarify :)
You will love dsl

Kristin said...

Yay, new computer and dsl. Thats nice. Scarves are nice also. I have a feeling you are going to be in the house more after finding whatever it was and now probably will be addicted. You will need to be out and be social around people a little more often this year. (I hope)
I am so glad you finally posted something, I was going crazy at work. Now I will be bored the rest of the day.

Joie said...

Yes, I wished I had more time. A lot more.

Glad that Xmas rocked for you! What an awesome gift. And you said Santa didn't bring gifts that big!! Lucky girl!

Now I'm the only one left stuck in the 90s.......

:P

Dagny said...

Woohoo! DSL!!! You'll never want to go back to dial-up.

FFC said...

Merry Christmas to you to!

I hope you enjoy your new computer and DSL. I haven't had dial up in years and think I would go insane if I had to go back to it.

Those scarves are beautiful!

Stair Climber said...

wow, nice scarves....

Jill said...

Ohmygoodness Tami! I *HEART* those scarves! ESPECIALLY the brown & pink one! Now I'm not sure which one I am more motivated to do:
1. Be sweeter to you this year in hopes I receive a handmade scarf from ya next Christmas - OR
2. REALLY learn to crochet this new year!

;-)

I'm happy to hear you had an enjoyable holiday season for the most part(Hey! at least the bank caught on! Right?).

Tami said...

Thanks y'all!

Cait - Tony broke up with "the older woman" a few months ago. This one is relatively new (so to speak).

Kristin - Don't worry. Since crocheting can be an expensive hobby...I can't really afford to indulge the addiction all that often. So you'll still see me occasionally.

Joie - I'm still stuck in the 90's until the DSL is set up. Hopefully tomorrow! (But we'll see.) And I really usually DON'T get gifts that big from Santa - but this was from the parents et al anyway, not Santa.

Jill - I like the stitch pattern on the pink/brown one the best. And these were all really easy. No major skills necessary!