Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mom's New Little Toy

The Asus Eee PC is a subnotebook/netbook computer by Asus and a part of the Asus Eee product family. At the time of its introduction in late 2007, it was noted for its combination of a light weight, Linux operating system, solid-state drive and relatively low cost. Newer models have added the option of Windows XP operating system and traditional hard disk drives. Newer models have also increased in price, though they remain relatively inexpensive as laptops, and notably inexpensive for ultra-small laptops.

According to Asus, the name Eee derives from "the three Es," an abbreviation of its advertising slogan for the device: "Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play".

DH brought this home today since he also got one for his new job. I'm getting used to it, It's the cutest smallest thing evveerr!!

Have any of you seen these or have one? How do you like it?

I'm hoping to be posting more and finally picking up my Stitching again. This summer has been rough on us due to job loss and then loss of my vehicle. I still have no vehicle but the house is clean. DH is back to work and is settling in okay, we aren't liking the fact that he gets home so late again but it's only been 2 weeks. The girls are back in school and doing really well, lil guy is finding out that he CAN play without them.

I hope that my next post will be full of stitching!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Fav. Author has a NEW book out and I Can't Put It Down

Diana Gabaldon,
the Outlander novels,
and An Echo in the Bone

An Echo in the Bone is the seventh novel in the wildly popular, NYT #1 bestselling, internationally award-winning Outlander series—described by as "the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting Scrooge McDuck comic books."

The striking thing on the cover is a caltrop (and not, as one wit suggested to me, a Celtic chicken-foot).

You see that the caltrop has four tines? Well, there are four storylines in this book, past and future, welded together by the heat of the American Revolution—and every one of 'em has a sharp point.

I love these books and was surprised when Hubby brought it home for me, this is her 7th in the series and I have all of them now. This Winter when we are snowed in I'll re-read them but for now I've got my nose buried in this one.

Have any of you read any of these? What do you think of them?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sept. 11 2009 ~ We will always remember 8 Years Ago

I am praying for many families today, some are lost due to this tragic day and some are mourning. I just got done watching some video clips from this day with my oldest DD who is 10, She knew that something happened but not the whole story. Maybe the schools should talk more about this today?