28 July, 2011


Over the last week or so, I've begun to notice a pattern... Not necessarily a bad pattern, but definitely an expensive one. I can't say I'm really that upset about it other than the fact that it's draining the good 'ole bank account.

Obviously when you're on vacation, you tend to spend more money. I don't think I have to explain that one to anyone. We did quite a bit of shopping while we were on vacation and I am fully aware that my husband likes to spoil me. I don't think I can count on my hands how many times I've said, "Oh, I'd love to have this...but it's expensive..." and he's replied with, "Well, if you want it let's get it." I am soooo not complaining. ;-) But clearly I am spoiled. We bought so much stuff while we were in NC that we had to mail ourselves a box! And our one suitcase was still around 70 lbs. {All I can say about that is 2 people, 1 suitcase. And thank God Delta gives service members a break on luggage!} 

Included in the list of things we bought are tumblers. I don't know why, but all of a sudden I am absolutely loving tumblers! Ok, maybe I do know why - I'm an absolute klutz. Case in point: I broke 3 of our glasses within the first 3 months Joe was deployed last year. From then on I restricted myself to using only our plastic glasses. Oddly enough, my mom made me do the same thing after moving into the new house my senior year in high school. I was responsible for the breaking of around six glasses. Sarah = Klutz. Anyway, I think this is my favorite one so far.

I know it's supposed to be a play on words....but I'll give you one guess what I'm drinking out of it. ;-) Sweet tea. It's really all I drink when I'm at home. As soon as I saw that one, I had to get it. We also got an OU tumbler and a UNC one for Joe. =)

A couple weeks ago, Joe's MacBook just sort of stopped working. We're pretty sure it's the hard drive, but it wouldn't get past the startup screen. We were both sad... Joe more than I, of course. I thought it was interesting that his computer made it through an entire year in Iraq and then it "dies" when he gets home. =P Of all the environments... Anyway, he was complaining... And then he put his username, info and bazillion GB of music on my computer. I wasn't really gracious about letting him use my precious laptop either. What can I say? I'm attached to my Mac. So then we tossed around the idea of getting his fixed - which really wouldn't cost that much - or getting an iMac. We've both wanted one for a while, but didn't have a real need. He uses his iPad {that he got as soon as he got back} more than a computer anyway, so he only really needs a "hub" to sync his iPad and phone with. I, obviously, have a computer but I still thought it would be nice to have a bigger computer..... Long story short, we came home with this yesterday. 

Joe and his new toy.

Well, I guess it's his. I'm using it too, but it's his computer and I just get to play with it I suppose. =P

Even the box looks nice. ;-)

Sitting nice and pretty on our desk. =)

With Macs you can name your hard drive and computer. The iMac is "Mac Daddy." 'Cause he's big and awesome. The "daddy" computer. Haha!

We loaded all our information on it last night and today and also got to download the new OS {Lion} for free. Lion didn't come on this model because we bought it from the NEX and they didn't have the upgrade yet. Luckily Apple offers the download for free for people who have recently bought a new Mac. I've been playing with it today trying to get the feel of it and to see if I want to put it on my laptop. So far I'm loving it. I think my favorite feature might be full screen apps/programs. Check out Mail in full screen:

Eeep! I love it!

I'm also loving Launchpad. It gives you the ability to see all your apps {programs} on your desktop...just like you'd view them on your iPad or iPhone. Awesome! {said in a sing-song voice}

Mission control is pretty sweet too. You can have a bunch of apps open in different desktops and view them all by clicking on Mission Control. Not a big difference from Expose and Spaces, but still pretty cool. I am a huge fan of Spaces. =)

Like I said, I'm loving the new OS. So if you have a Mac and are wondering if it's worth the $30 to upgrade - it is. And don't read the reviews on the App Store. I read a bunch of bad ones and I don't have anything bad to say about it after using it. So there. =P Haters just wanna hate, right!?

In other news, we're on a wait list for a new couch!!!!! See? I told you I was spoiled! We went practically all over the island Monday in search of a new couch. My standards are pretty high and I know exactly what I want. Which is a good thing when there are plenty to choose from and not such a good thing when supplies are limited. This is what we're on the wait list for. I'm not completely in love with it, but it does match exactly what I want. {Minus the non-matching ottoman, which we will not be purchasing.} 

What do you think? Like? Dislike? My only issue is that it's not the exact color I wanted. That said, I think it will hide small amounts of dirt and dog hair nicely so maybe it's not a bad thing after all...

I know I'm getting incredibly spoiled lately. Not just with my husband buying things for me, but with him being home too. I am loving being able to spend so much time with him. I love shopping with him, but I'm not entirely sure he enjoys it that much. ;-) At least he doesn't really fuss about it, though. I'm a lucky girl, and I'm thankful that at least something good is coming out of the deployment. Because we all know that we wouldn't be able to afford these things without that extra deployment money. 

I'm okay with being spoiled after a year of doing without my hubby and the extras. =)


bejellyfish said...

You are a lucky girl! How exciting! I love shopping with my man for the same reason... everything I look at, he wants to buy it for me. How lucky a woman is that has a husband that wants to spoil her!

Enjoy your time with hubby and all of your new toys. You've started to sell me on Apple products for our technology needs!

Skinnie Piggie said...

I get spoiled too, gotta love our husbands!... we bought the same computer from the NEX 2mo ago... I guess we'll have to look into upgrading to Lion and the app thing! It's our first Mac (besides hubby's ipod & iphone) so I'm still getting used to it and switching back and forth from my PC laptop to it can be interesting!

Whitney said...

Don't you love it when the hubby spoils his girl? I wish I had an iMac. I just have a Macbook. Hubby is more of a PC guy. I've yet to download Lion, but I've heard great things about how cool it is!

Adriane said...

Did you go to Carolina Pottery while in NC? They have all sorts of cool things and a variety of tumblers.

~The Buzuleciu's~ said...

Yay for the new computer (even if it IS a Mac!! LOL

That couch looks awesome!! Kevin wanted that kind of couch, but it would dwarf our living room more than it already is!

PS- I LOVE Pinterest too, it's my new obsession!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh wow! That's an awesome computer! I love all your new stuff!