13 February 2010

Been a bit distracted lately...

But I want you to know that I have had
Red Intentions....

What are Red Intentions?

it goes like this...
I wake on February 1st and think to myself
"I've got to keep my eyeballs on the lookout for
Red fabric,
Red paper,
Red flowers,
Red hearts,
Red notebooks,
Red cards,
Red ballons
Red cookies,

So that I can be oh so creative and make the
perfect Valentine.

Well, after a few years you would think that I would know better...
that I might learn that I get really busy every February
(for reasons unknown)
and Valentines Day creeps up on me.

I cut out the hearts

I found flowers...

I even thought I might call you on the
Red Bat Phone, see?

Well, it's almost V-day.
And I have been on the receiving end of this day.

Sweetie took me to dinner last night in the fluffy falling snow...
to my favorite dinner establishment
We ate until we could eat no more...
and then he says...
"I have a gift for you and you cannot refuse it"
now that sounded a bit scary.
He goes on the explain that he has been doing some
research, and asked some questions,
and knows that there is something in the
mall, right next door, that I need.

For the life of me,
all I could think of was Tiffany's...
really better than that
(if you are a photographer)
The Apple Store.

He had in mind
buying me a new Mac.
I will tell you this man knows the way
straight to my heart.

We walked over
found a customer service rep,
(even one our age!)
and bought it.
Just like that.

So, today I am distracted.
I am cleaning up my PC,
so that when I take it in tomorrow
for the brain transplant.
(aka; the file transfer)
Those geeks
(and I mean that in the nicest possible way)
won't think I am the slowest, most disorganized dinosaur
on the planet.

I am so excited.....
I have watched all the tutorials on
I have gotten all my software together,
so that they can help me.
And I am busily
backing up all my photos to my external HD's.

Did I say I am excited?

So you can see,
I didn't make you that sweet
little red thingy I thought I would,
or write the perfect poem,
I want you to know...
I am very grateful for your friendship.
It has helped me,
and made me grow,
and given me confidence,
and shown me how special
all of you are....


  1. With all your good intentions, you sent out special wishes to the Universe. And they were received! Lucky Valentine!

  2. That is a great Valentine's gift. I cannot live with out my MacBook Pro. It is sitting here, with me, in San Francisco, on Valentine's Eve. I will use it to write the review of the restaurant we just went for dinner to celebrate our 35th anniversary as well as Valentine's Day. Take it from someone who must teach with PCs, Macs run rings around those stupid machines.

  3. Interestingly...my very first computer ever was the sweet little imac blueberry...like in 1993? And I loved it...took me forever to get accustomed to PC land...I am so looking forward to this! BIG SMILES!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day!!! I am SO excited for you with your new Mac! I haven't been a day without one for, oh, a reeeally long time. Long before the imac came out. Anyway, have a ball with it!! xo – g

  5. You are without a doubt.. forgiven!!
    What could be more exciting than a new mac!! although.. i still have no idea how to use the blasted thing.. been in IT [geek] for over 2o years and the mac is a whole new world.. perhaps i should watch some of those tutorials.. hahaha that would help!! haha

    have a great V day... playing La Mac!! xx Julie

  6. My very first computer was an IBM PC Junior in 1984/85 that cost so much money we paid for it payroll deduction each week. And we got it at a break because we worked for IBM!

    You got yourself one swell gift and one swell husband!

    Meanwhile, I'm loving the term, "red intentions". A lot.

    Happy Day of Hearts!

  7. I am still so excited...we take my 8 yr old PC in this morning and I have hardly slept...if my posts for the next few are a little schetchy it is only because I have lapsed into a MacComa.....smiles.

  8. Lucky girl! It is a fun world;) iWelcome

  9. May you and Mac make many happy memories together!! :-)

  10. Who needs anything from Tiffany's when you can have a new Mac - good luck with your new baby! Leigh


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