Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Plugged In

I am all kinds of plugged in now.

Remember when I mentioned that E was hooking me up with a new Mac PowerBook? (Of course you don't; but a gold star to anyone bored enough to find the post.) Well, some several months later, ta da! I'm typing this post on my couch, from my new (well, at least to me. It's actually a couple of years old.) laptop! I believe this is my first very own computer. Mine mine mine. Not the school's or loaner from E's work or the family's. Mine! Porn sites here I come. ;)

Also--my new phone finally came today! I've been without a cell since Thanksgiving. Then today, just as I had scraped the gravy out of the power outlet on the old phone to see if that would help it keep a charge (it did) the Fed Ex guy delivered my new one. Poor guy. I was on the phone (land line with a 12 inch cord. If anyone is last minute shopping for me, boy could I use a new cordless for the house.) with Katy, and Soph answered the door. Jimmy was just getting ready to freak out on the guy (He's totally ok with strangers that we've let in the house, but those standing outside the door are considered highly suspect.) when I intervened. What kind of new phone do I have? A black flippy one. Sweet.

I'm down to just 2 more gifts to buy--one for my dad and one for Mandy and Clark. (Mand--shut your eyes.) We're headed to Best Buy tomorrow to look for those. I'm crossing my fingers that I can find a cheep boxed set of a season of Dr. Who for my dad. The one with the guy in the scarf. For Mand and Clark, I'm hoping they don't have Firefly yet. If they do, maybe Buffy season one. (Ok. You can open them now.) I hate people (except for you) who tell you all smugly that they have all their shopping done and wrapped--like in November. Those people are worse than the ones (again, present company excluded) who have delicious, homemade, nutritious dinners in the freezer in little labeled containers, ready to bust out at a moments notice.

Today's best thing about being a mom:
Cutting snowflakes out of coffee filters and muffin cups together.

Today's worst thing about being a mom:
TV guilt.


Stine said...

I think Mand has Firefly, but that wouldROCK for her to enter the Buffy world. Heh heh heh...

Congrats on the new computer and phone. You should check out my blog for our new Christmas present.

Kodi said...

Hurray, Becca has a phone again. Sorry I didn't come by on Monday, I had mounds of laundry and was up putting things away until 11:00pm. Do I drive you crazy with my early Christmas shopping. If I brag about it, I'm sorry. Totally unintentional. Were we doing karaoke tomorrow?

amandak said...

Start warming up that karaoke mojo, I'm comin. (I didn't look... much.)

Missuz J said...

You don't BRAG about your early shopping. You just do it. Big difference. I heart you.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

Completed shopping? WHAT IS THAT? I have just started - shoot I'm early this year - I still have 3 complete shopping days before Christmas Eve. Hmmm that means I don't have to kick it into high gear for another 48 hours :)

So black flippy phone translates into a Chocolate; a Razor; or just a black flippy phone?

JJisafool said...

I'll finish my shopping Sunday, just after I drop our holiday cards in the mailbox outside the darkened and closed post office.

We are soooooooo holiday slackers in this house.

thelyamhound said...

I figure that our buying a car sort of makes up for the lack of Christmas shopping prior to this point. Besides, we've been crazy busy.

After just a couple months with a cell phone, I no longer understand how I managed without one. Hooray for having a phone again!!

patrice said...

JJ is funny. I'm the same way. I don't even bother pretending that I'm going to wrap anything until christmas eve. I have a 4 hour block of time where bella will be with sean where I plan to wrap. and I am guessing that'll spill over into when she goes to bed.

and I would DIE without my cell.