Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

My salvation first and foremost. I'm thankful for a God who loves us enough that He sent His only Son to take the punishment for our sins. I'm also thankful that He continues to forgive us, because I know I continually need His forgiveness. I'm thankful to have been raised in a home where my parents love God and showed me His love through their actions, and attitudes. I'm also thankful that I never stop learning about Him.

For my family:
My parents, who always continue to believe in me, even when I feel that I have let them down.
My sisters, who are always there for me, wether it's just to listen to me vent, or to hang out and do something fun together.

For my church family, who are just as close as my real family, and are always there to help in time of need, or to just simply pray for your needs.

For my friends, who are always there to talk to, or hang out with. Who I know I can be myself around, and have fun doing whatever it is we decide to do.

For the new friends I have made during the past year.

For my job. Though it's not my dream job, after being unemployed for about 9 months, just having a job is such a blessing.

I'm also thankfulf for the trials and tribulations that I have been through - I have learned from them and grown closer to Christ.

I know there are many more things I can put on this list, there is so much to be thankful for.
I hope you take the time this Thanksgiving to truly give thanks for the people, things, and events that have been or happened in your life.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Ordered...Now I Wait...

Today I finally ordered my new laptop!

I'm getting a Dell Studio 17...Yay!

It comes with a 17.3 inch screen, 4GB of Memory, 500G Hard Drive, Intel Core i7, Back-lit Keyboard, Web Cam w/Facial Recognition, among the other stuff that computers come with, and I got a fun artsy cover design! ('Cause we all know that black is just boring...) Oh, and I got me a new printer with it too, one that prints (obvs!), copies, and scans...and it's WiFi!!! Yay for no cords!

Plus, I got it below what I budgeted for....until they attached the shipping charges, but I planned for that to so I'm good!

The reason for getting new laptop...well this one (yes, that I am using right now) is getting slow, and if I'm running Photoshop, and Illustrator, and occasionally the Internet all at the same time it gets gets slow when I'm just running one program at a time lately there's that. That and the fact that it get's really hot and Little M, had a laptop, basically just like this, same company and laptop - just a bit different configuration, and her's exploded (not literally I don't think) on her, and I know someone else who has had some problems with the same one as well...though I'm not sure if it was computer error or human error (or both) with that one.

My new laptop will have all the power I need to run the programs that I want to run and I'll have a longer battery life as well, this one last for maybe and hour if unplugged from the wall. Plus I will have ample storage to save all my work to.

Now I'll (hopefully) be motivated to get to designing something!

Looks like it'll be here on Dec. 12th! Yay I can't wait!