I hope everyone had a great holiday season. We certainly did. We've had quite crazy weather here. The temperature was even about 70 F here for couple days - very unusual for this time of a year; though now it is very, very cold, so go figure. When the weather is like this, I don't feel like going anywhere at all. So it so happened that we hung out around the house. Kids played with their dolls - they got new outfits and accessories for them from Santa.
A couple of days before Christmas, my laptop started acting up on me. I use my laptop all the time (I am very dependent on it as I found out when I did not have it). I had always had it on in my living room; and what probably happened over time is that kids, our dog, and even I had tripped over the power cord and it loosened and probably broke the plug in the computer. So what started happening was that I could not get my computer fully charged as I wanted and it was only a matter of time when the battery was going to run out. At the end the computer died on me when I was turning it on and I could not get it to start at all. That was the end to my computer! Luckily, my husband was able to get all my documents from the hard drive.
So during the holidays we started a hunt for a new computer. We liked Sony Vaio SR, but when I went to check it out in a store, I discovered that the keyboard is rather unusual - it has spacing between the keys like I've never seen before. When I tried to write on it, it felt awkward and annoying. I was bummed since I really liked the Sony style - I wanted the PINK one - what can I say. So we looked at HP laptop, which seemed OK, but was not as stylish. I liked the Sony a lot, so I decided to go back to the store to practice typing on it if I could possibly get used to the keyboard. I typed for good 20 minitues; the more I wrote the easier I found it to use. So at the end I decided to order the one from Sony; and after waiting for 10 days (!!) to have it delivered, I finally got it today! I am very, very excited about having it. Right now I am transferring all my documents and pictures back. The computer has Microsoft Vista on it; and it is very sleek and mod. It will take me some time to get used to it, but I like the style of it very much.