Monday, December 29, 2008

relaxing... thinking about netbooks

Ahh... the calm beyond the tidal wave of preparation. I feel a whole lot less stressed on this side of Christmas. By midnight on Christmas Eve, cookies were made and presents were wrapped. I got a pretty good night's rest and I awoke to baby Jesus back in the Nativity scene, ready for a peaceful morning of celebrating with my family. Christmas morning was great. We had a very rambunctious five year old that didn't want to stop opening presents, even if they weren't labeled with her name! But, the old adage of 'playing with the box vs. the present' came true, as Lynn pulled out an old ball from her room and started batting it around, saying "I'm a cat! Play with me." after all the presents were opened and two shiny new "I want those!" Barbies lay abandoned under the tree. You just never know, hm? We traveled to my in-laws later that afternoon for a couple of days and now are back home. Ah... hubby's at the gym, dear daughter still sleeps (we are really going to have "fun" getting back into the school sleep/wake routine next week... groan...) and I am here getting caught up on all of you blog-friends and reading about netbook reviews.
After playing with my father-in-law's netbook this week, I've got my sights set on one. Anyone have one? He has an Acer Aspire One. I'm looking for one with a Linux OS (I'm a Mac girl, so no Windoze for me ;) and one that's reasonable in price (at or under $350?!) So, I've been looking at Acer, Asus, and Sylvania. If you have any reccommendations or feedback, I'd really like to hear it.
Other than that, I look forward to seeing my family later this week. And then getting back into "regular life" routine the following week. Happy Monday-after-Christmas!

1 comment:

Dana Schmoyer said...

Imaginiff is a board game. There are spots to write 8 peoples names down, starting with who is playing, if less than 8 you fill in the other spots with people everyone knows, then you roll to see who the question is going to be about. Questions are like, "Imagine if (so and so) were a piece of fotwear, what would he/she be? And then you vote on 6 different answers like, stiletto, flip flop, army boot, etc. You vote on what best fits their character. You can find it at walmart or target.