Thursday, January 20, 2011

Switching to the Mac


I'm still here.

I've been busy.

I'm sure you have been busy too.

I'm adjusting to being back "full time" at work. (Thankfully that only lasts for 3 1/2 months!!). I've been helping (okay, maybe only mentally helping) with our tree situation. I've been baking and cooking all kinds of things for my men. I've also been doing a little dancing with the Wii. But what's really been keeping me away, is my new laptop! Yep...George and the boys got me a MacBook Pro for Christmas. I was (and still kind of am) speechless about the whole thing. They kept it a secret since October. I was clueless! I'm giddy with excitement!

Just so happens that other than my iPhone, I don't know a thing about apple products. Everything seems foreign to me. Fortunately, I AM getting better. Baby steps, they say. They also say "once you go Mac, you never go back". I'm not really sure who says those things, I just know that I've heard them before.

The things to learn. Wow, let me make a little list...
  • Safari (thankfully I'm pretty familiar with it since that's how I access the internet on my phone.
  • iPhoto
  • The Mac app store
  • Office Mac
  • Adjusting to typing on a laptop keyboard
  • Using a track pad
  • Moving everything over from my old desktop
...the list goes on and on.

So, I bought a manual

I also bought this adorable bag
I think I'm going to love the newfound freedom of a laptop! I can use it bed, on the couch, in my hammock, on the train, in Massachusetts or anywhere else I may travel. No more being chained to a computer desk, no more wires everywhere, no more borrowing George's laptop. Yep, I'm thrilled!

For you Mac users, I'd love a few tips or hints that you may have up your sleeve.


  1. I like Firefox on my Mac better than IE or Safari. I hope you are having a great time becoming a Mac girl!

  2. you have such good boys; I bet you are loving having them home; are you ready to send they back to MA yet? :) They are probably enjoying all the cooking and baking. I'm thinking about trying to come to the RGCC Hymn Sing; well have to wait until the day comes and see how I feel...

  3. You will LOVE it!!! Macbooks are awesome!!!