Thanks to the Christmas generosity of my mother-in-law, I am now the very happy owner of a brand-new MacBook - my very first laptop ever! There's not much reason for this particular post, other than a chance to play with it.
It's Christmas afternoon, and everyone's hanging out while dinner's in the oven. Earlier, my son and his girlfriend were both surfing on their own laptops, while Tall Paul was setting up his iPod Touch. (Apple did well with our family this year, as Chris got a new iPod Classic. He'd better not lose this one!) My stepkids were trying out the sports games on their new Wii. (Grandma found them one, don't ask me how.)
My stepkids' mom stayed through our leisurely gift-opening this morning, and we all had a great time - no apparent disappointments, and lots of great surprises. Grandpa arrived later, and is staying for dinner and the opening of a few more gifts.
Dinner will be ready soon - baked chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, lasagna and meatballs. Dessert choices are pumpkin pie, brownies, chocolate-chip cookies (what's left of them), and chocolate mousse. There are too many of us to fit around the table, so it'll be relaxed dining.
In addition to the MacBook - which I have been coveting for months, and which will enable me to keep up with my blogging and feed-reading anytime and anywhere (!) - I got enough TV on DVD to keep distracted for awhile, since who knows how long this writer's strike will keep up, and a really nice coat to keep me warm when it gets cold again in a few days.
I hope it's been a wonderful Christmas for you and your family!