Mama needs a new pair of shoes

Er, something like that anyway.  Let's just say there has been a whole lotta new going on at the Cook home...a...lot.  Notice that nothing about my incredible trip to Europe has been posted?  Well, it hasn't been for lack of wanting to blog it, write it, and document it before it entirely leaves my memory...suffice it to say that my PC is on it's last leg, and a peg leg at that.  My laptop, which has served as my only computer since 2005 is just plain pooped.  And who can blame it when it has been loaded down with Photoshop, the full Microsoft Office Suite, iTunes, etc. etc.?  But don't worry, Mr. Cook and I have been working on a solution for a long time.  And it looks a little something like this:

{Clover and Jazzy's replacement }
{The Mac Daddy}

But surely this won't suit you at school?  I mean honestly, how do you expect to carry around a 27" monitor in a weensy-little messenger bag (I just had to throw in the outrageous monitor, bam!)?  Well, rest easy, like I said this plan has been in the works for a long time.  Mac Daddy came with a baby.

{Mac Baby, swoon}

Long story short, I had an amazing experience working at an elementary school as a reading tutor through AmeriCorps.  The pay was less than minimum wage, but it solidified my love for and desire to teach and it came with a pretty education stipend at the end.  What to do when your husband graciously transfers his GI Bill/Tuition Assistance to you?  Figure out what to do with your stipend of course!  Bah, bah, enter Macintosh conversion plan, now happily complete.

Icky, Motorola Razar, which determined my entire house was a dead zone after I got home from Europe,  say farewell!  Your replacement is not only smarter, but also functions...like a dream.

{little pup not included, but she could be my very first giveaway! j/k...i think}

And lastly a little bit of happy, new and free centerpiece action going on.  Well not exactly free, but I fully intend to eat every one of those little Cuties.

There has been one more very exciting new addition in these parts, but that will have to wait for tomorrow, hee, I'm dog tired from all the shiny stuff.


Jami said...

fun stuff, cant wait to see and hear more! Barlow

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

So this is what happens when I don't talk to you for a few days ... you go on an all out electronic spending spree!!!! Holy Moly!

But I'm glad you have the Macs in your life now ... from what I've heard, you're life is pretty much smooth sailing once you're in bed with Apple ;). I guess that your little bit of Blackberry is just enough to keep your grounded in the world of fruity electronics.

Plus your Blackberry's screen won't shatter, which I think is good the way things were headed around your place that would have been sure to happen.

Can't wait to hear what else is going on. Want to get together for a lunch/run one day this week?!?

Kelly said...

Ooo fun new toys!
I can't wait to hear all about your trip too! :)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

yay for macs!! we bought our macbook this spring and we're never going back. sorry microsoft. i love the cuties in the jars!! so much. i'm definitely doing that. cute!