What do you consider a perfect weekend? I have many versions of the perfect weekend in my mind, but one of the best consists of a little bit of everything – good times with people I love, spending time doing the things I enjoy most, as well as crossing multiple items off of my to-do list. This weekend was that and more!!
About a week ago I took a leap and upgraded my laptop to a beautiful new 17.3″ HP Envy with the new Windows 8 operating system. It has an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a Blu-Ray drive, and a 2GB dedicated graphics card. Now I must say that I was a little overwhelmed at first because I had a ton of stuff to transfer over from my old laptop and Windows 8 is quite a bit different than its predecessor. However, I took it a step at a time during the week and then devoted all of Friday night to finishing everything off, and tonight I can finally say that my laptop is set up the way I want it and I am feeling quite comfortable with Windows 8.
Saturday was a wonderful day spent with my hubby. We started off by surprising my son, Bryan, with a visit at his college residence and stocked him up on groceries at the same time. Then we had lunch out and headed to the mall in Kitchener for some early Christmas shopping where we were extremely successful!! I always breathe a sigh of relief when I get my Christmas shopping started because the weather in our area can really wreak havoc in December, and sometimes it’s hard to get out to the stores safely. On the way home we stopped at a casino and had a fabulous time. We won a couple of small jackpots and lost a bit too, but we played for hours and still went home with extra money after enjoying a wonderful supper at the casino. The drive home was filled with laughter :).
Today I caught up on chores, doing laundry, watering plants, and cleaning bathrooms. Then I got through about half of a book I have to review and played with my new laptop. Now I’m finishing the night off reading emails and watching my favourite TV show, The Walking Dead. What a perfect end to a wonderful weekend!
The only bad thing about the weekend was what we woke up to on Saturday morning. We have a patio door in our bedroom that looks out on the field behind our house, and when we turned over in the morning and looked out the door, we were greeted by a world covered totally in white. Yes, it snowed – about 3 inches worth. Yucky!! The snow is beautiful though after it has just fallen, so I ran outside with my camera to grab some shots before the neighbour kids destroyed the pristine beauty. I will share more of the shots over the next few days, but here is one that I really love because the one remaining stubborn leaf reminds me of myself trying to deny that winter is finally here.