So many things are changing around here, that I thought I'd just go whole hog and change my template.
I feel like I've changed this template more in the past few months than I have over the life of this blog. I just wanted something a little less autumnal, and I thought the cranberry color was pretty. A little Christmas-y.
What else is changing, you ask? Sigh. Too much to go into for a Sunday night, and besides, we all know how well I do with change.
Never fear, it's not all bad. In fact, I wouldn't even say that any of it is really bad at all. More like growing pains. Necessary but uncomfortable.
A lot of it has to do with my health, and some very necessary changes I need to make in my life. I promise to write more about it when I have the chance to let the changes sink in a little.
But to focus on some of the more fun changes: I am typing this on our brand new iMac and it is fabulous. Beyond fabulous -- I feel like we've gone from the dark ages and stepped straight into the brightness of midday.
I can't say we didn't get our money's worth out of our old computer since it was nine years old. Nine! Its age impressed the heck out of the tech geeks (said with big geek love!) at the Apple store. They couldn't believe it lasted that long.
We knew the end was coming, but when the kids were unable to use the computer for their homework assignments, we knew it was upon us. We tried limping along, but in the end we couldn't do it any longer.
We had been saving up the money, so we took a deep breath and took the plunge. I don't know about anyone else, but it still makes me wince when I see a big chunk of money going out, even if I know it's been specifically budgeted for use.
The kids have pretty much figured the whole thing out already, and I am enjoying even the simplest features. This is the first time I've seen my whole blog on a screen in three years. That's a nice change.
Sometimes it's the little things, right?
Happy Gaudete Sunday, friends.