Saturday, December 29, 2007

Quick Holiday Update

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Jeff and I, along with our pets, are having a happy time. Along with spending time at home, we've visited with friends and family and it's been good to catch up with everyone.

I did a lot of baking and highly recommend some new (to me) cookie recipes: Cornmeal Cherry Cookies and Butter Pecan Cookies. Yummy!

Christmas Day, we got some nice loot like DVDs and books. Friends Debby and Chris gave us this beautiful book of cycling pictures!

Jeff and I treated ourselves to an overhaul of our computers. We got hooked up to cable high speed (at last!) and have this new Dell desktop along with a lovely flat monitor. Jeff has been working hard on the wireless networking and gizmos. The new computer is in the dining room for now, until we clear out one of the old computers in the office area.

We have a new Dell notebook on the way! I can't wait to be able to use that anywhere in the house. It will be especially nice to be able to read blogs while hanging out on the couch!

Oh, we also got new KRZR cell phones and accessories! So we have plenty of gadgets now!

I managed to finish knitting a number of wrist warmers for Christmas presents and they were well received. I didn't get knitting stuff for Xmas as Jeff and I decided I would just order some things after the new year to make sure I get exactly what I need.

However, I did get some knitting things at Barnes and Noble tonight. I took advantage of the 50% off sale for calendars and got the Knitting Pattern-A-Day one. I think it was the last of its kind in the entire store! They also had the latest Simply Knitting and Knitscene magazines. So, I have lots to look at now.

I'll be back in a few days to tell you more about our hols and new things. In the meantime, have a Happy New Year!!


Curly Cable said...

Sounds like you are having a super christmas, with lots of new gadgets and gizmos! Your knitting mags and calender look fab! I have that Simply Knitting Magazine too, and those stitch holders are well useful! The very best of wishes to You and Jeff for a super 2008, and Tess would like to wish Saffy and Silas a woofantistic Happy New Year!!!

Suzie Sews said...

Sounds like you have had a great Christmas, love the new will change your blogging fast!!!
Suzie Sews

knitseashore said...

Congratulations on all the new equipment! Wonderful and I bet very addicting!

The new Knitscene is pretty good. Do you like any of the patterns in it? I need to get another Simply Knitting, but I can't decide about the page a day calendar. Maybe I'll get one if I can still find one.