Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New play-toy...

My new laptop arrived yesterday afternoon and WonderSecketry and I had a ball unpacking it and oohing and aahing over all its widgets.

I can't claim it's completely tame to hand, yet...but it gives me access to much if not to everything!

I am interspersing bouts of office-cleanup with bouts of Jeremy Taylor -- preparation for a retreat I'm leading in 3 weeks or so.

Otherwise, it's all quite...peaceful...this morning. Most unusual.

Reading Wilken on Early Christian Thought and drawing much sustenance from his work...a great help last week with the Ascension lections and the references to authority, i.e., "who you gonna believe?"

It is warm and summery ... and my tulips have all stood up again, WHEW! after the late snowfall -- they are about to bloom any day now. Lilacs are leafing out around my bedroom window. Peony shoots are up in the church garden. Chives and Chervil showing in what passes for a herb-bed at my house. I have hopes of getting home tonight in time to do some thoughtful raking of "where my grass was when I had grass."

So nice to have broad daylight at 6:30 in the a.m.!

7 comments:

Chorus said...

Hurray for the new 'puter!!

Crimson Rambler said...

we're getting there!

The Lovely Wife said...

Isn't it fun to get big boxes delivered. Even when you have been expecting them it is so much fun.

Chunklets said...

Widgets are good! I know what you mean about it being "tame" - I bought a little digital camera before leaving Toronto, and I think it's still smarter than I am...

Jan said...

Sounds like a nice day.

Diane said...

oh, I long for a laptop of my own!!!

johnieb said...

What a good post to catch up with you! I have heard Chervil is very difficult to grow (from my Greengrocer/ farmer). Have you found it so, or do you know how to do it?