Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I do so love these lazy days between Xmas & New Year. Usually we take the opportunity to tackle a largish project at home, but this year I am suffering from a major bout of 'can't-be-bothered-itis' so we've barely left the house. Miss R has been at a friend's for the last few days so I was going to take the opportunity to go to the movies but ........didn't happen.

So what have I done? Well, yesterday I watched the entire 4th season of Mad Men (can't wait for season 5!!). I've also wasted an extraordinary amount of time playing on the Acer tablet I indulged in for Xmas (checking Facebook 15 times an hour does not make it any more interesting) but I have managed to start cutting out fabric for a new quilting project. I do have a couple of others in construction phase but too, too hot for anything but piecing. Actually too hot for anything really. (And why is NYE always so hot???)

I'm also slowly attempting to transfer everything from the ancient desktop computer to the newer Windows 7 laptop but it's not going smoothly. I've discovered that the versions of Microsoft Office and Outlook on the laptop are trial versions only. I've bought a version of Office but it's the student version and doesn't have Outlook. Ok, maybe I can live with only using Gmail & Google calendars....nope, not the same. So still struggling with "what to do??" on that - buying Microsoft Outlook is quite expensive although it has been suggested that I can get an Academic version cheaper. More research you see why I said I'm SLOWLY doing this? At this rate, I might be able to retire the desktop by NEXT Christmas....

Anyway, I wish you all the very best for 2012. I hope it is a good one for you - I know many people will not be sad to see the back of 2011 but it hasn't been that bad for us (2005/2006 & 2008 were much, much worse). The holiday house is going well so far, but I'll save that for another post. And Mum bought us all XLotto tickets for tonight so there's always a possibility of a FANTASTIC new year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

I know, I haven't blogged for so long! I have had a few things to say but never got around to posting. Right now we're having a tiny family crisis with a very sick family member living interstate. So I'll just wish whoever is reading a very Merry Christmas and I'll be back in the new year sometime.

I'll leave you with this picture of the baby quilt I made for my cousin. She had a little girl a couple of days ago - nearly 9lb! - and hopes to be home on Saturday afternoon. So welcome to the world Baby Abigail.