Sunday Post #342 Goodbye Windows

November 11th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 70 Comments

11th Nov

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A busy week taking care of the Royals. Poor Prince Clayton has had enough. I hyperextended my shoulder to keep him from rolling off the bed. You would think a toddler who cannot move would be easier to watch. Nope. Between trying to dismantle cast, demanding my full attention, and sticking things in there I had my hands full. I will say, that Princess Sophia, messes aside. (we shall not mention the rubber band incident)  was very patient and did a wonderful job of entertaining herself.

In other news. I did a thing. Remember my computer was dying and the screen kept flickering and rolling? I hate change but also hate Windows so I of course procrastinated under the guise of researching new computers. Well last week some faulty hardware issues were the final push I needed. Well, that and Mr. Caffeinated (tired of my bitchin’) dragged me to the store. I took the plunge and kicked Windows to the curb. I bought a MacBook Pro. It was a surprisingly easy transition. I took a few classes to learn some commands and while I won’t be giving up my android phone anytime soon, I am loving my laptop.

#HoHoHoRAT is well underway. I hope you find time to read this week!  Stay Caffeinated.

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70 Responses to “Sunday Post #342 Goodbye Windows”

  1. Olivia Roach

    I don’t know if I would be able to kick Windows away! I’m not a huge fan of change either. But I hope your new Macbook works well for you and that adjusting goes smoothly. Ah, sounds like you’ve had quite the week looking after the Royals!!

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  2. Stefanie

    Yay for a new laptop to play with. I hope your shoulder is on the mend. I’m currently in PT myself.

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    Lol, I see by the other commenters I’m not alone, I thought you were getting new windows. And it was an interesting time of year to do it, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Glad that’s not the case. Sorry about your shoulder, but welcome to the Mac world! It’s the best. If you switch to an iPhone, you can text through your computer. It’s awesome. Have a great week, Kimba!

  4. Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I hope you and the little Prince have a calmer week this week. 🙂
    Good for you kicking Windows to the curb! I did it a few years ago – although I got a Chromebook. I’ve been very happy though. 🙂
    Have a great week, Kimberly! <3

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love my iPhone and have been thinking about making the jump to Mac but always chicken out. Glad it’s working out well for you! So sorry to hear about your shoulder! What a pain! Enjoy your books. I’ve really been enjoying the Deanna Raybourn series. Have a great week!

  6. S. J. Pajonas

    Congratulations on your new MacBook purchase! Sounds like a good idea to me. I’ve been using Macs for 30 years so I love them. I was forced to use Windows at work, but now I only have a Windows laptop for Dragon Dictation. My brother, who is a long time Android phone user, got an iPhone for work. I asked him which he liked better, and he said the iPhone. Yeah. i love mine. My kids had Droid Samsung tablets for years and I finally got rid of them last Christmas. God, I hated them. Much easier having them on iPads now.

  7. Lorna

    I feel so sorry for Clayton. It’s got to be miserable for him and all of you all. Only one good thing is that it’s not summer! I’ve never even looked at a Mac. I would be lost. I also know I tried Windows 10 and literally put my new computer away about 3 years ago and went back to my old one. Just couldn’t deal with 10. Maybe I should look at Macs next time. Congrats on your new laptop! Oh and I hope your should is healing.

  8. MarthaE

    I often see the MacBooks and think they look cool. But I am such a WORD geek. Does that process for MacBook?
    Watching children is very tiring to some of us grandparents. Hope healing is speedy for all.
    I picked up The Last Woman in the Forest too – I am looking forward to it.
    Enjoy HOHOHO and all your reading!

  9. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

    My kids are Apple kids and my daughter got a Mac and would not have anything else. I’m glad your transition was good. I just saw you reviewed ICE by Lauren Carr. I’ve read it too and of course, enjoyed it. I’ll go check out your review. Enjoy your reading week and those munchkins of yours.

  10. Nise'

    Hope you both heal quickly! A new laptop is in my future and I keep going back and forth between the two. Looking forward to the new Veronica Speedwell book!

  11. lisa thomson

    No One Cancels Christmas sounds like a book I would enjoy. I look forward to your review this week. Aww, poor little Prince. Also, poor nana. I hope you didn’t injure your arm too badly, Kim! So long as you can turn the pages of the latest book! 🙂 Seriously, tho.

    Can’t believe we’re getting into the middle of November already.

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  12. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m glad Sophia wasn’t too trouble, but poor Clayton. That has to be rough – and I hope your shoulder feels better soon! Yay for a new computer. 🙂

    -Lauren

  13. Darlene

    Hope you enjoy your new laptop! We use Windows at the office, so I don’t think I could ever do away with it.

    I featured The Last Woman in the Forest recently in one of my Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts. It sounds so good! Happy reading

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  14. sjhigbee

    Poor you and poor little prince and princess! And yes… I can completely understand how much time and attention a small boy can take up who cannot properly move, when his developmental imperative is to be exploring and constantly on the prowl… I hope this week is an easier one, Kimberly.x

  15. Samantha

    Yay for Mac!!! I love mine. I made the switch maybe 13 years ago. We now have apple everything-iPhones, apple watch, apple TV, Macbooks, iPads….there isn’t a single windows device in the house!
    Hope Prince Clayton is better next week. Poor guy (and poor you!)!

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  16. Michelle @ Life Among the Pages

    Haha I’m the opposite, I prefer a windows computer but prefer the iPhone. Anyway, sorry to hear Prince Clayton is having such a hard time with his cast, poor little guy! Hopefully he’ll heal quickly and the next few weeks will fly by…

  17. Sophia Rose

    Shari swears by her MacBook, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. Hope it is wonderful and keeps you sane now that the kiddies need extra patience. 🙂

    Enjoying HoHoHoRAT and the holiday mojo is holding strong. 🙂
    I got the new Chanel Cleeton, too. Hope I get pick for the latest Veronica Speedwell.

    Take care of your shoulder and hope you have a good week.

  18. Sophie

    Thank you for featuring my post! Now about the MacBook….I’ve always wondered if it would be hard to get used to it coming from a “traditional” computer. I guess I will never know as my hubs is an IT geek and so against Apple as “you can’t open and replace what does not work anymore yourself” LOL. I hope that you’ll have a better week and that Prince Clayton will get better soon! Happy Sunday 😉

  19. Anne

    I hope everyone is feeling better this next week!

    I have used all kinds of computers. I have Windows now. But I can see the appeal of a MAC., I’m glad is was an easy transition for you.

    HoHoHoRAT is off to a good start, more than my other tasks. I just want to read. I find they are mostly romances which might start to be too much of a genre so I will need to look for other types of holiday books to add for the next year. Anne – Books of My Heart

  20. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    So sorry about your shoulder! I hope it heals up quickly. As I’ve heard from a few other friends, toddlers and casts are a challenging combination. They simply don’t want to slow down!

    Congratulations on your new computer. I’m pretty wedded to Windows due to my work (my indexing software isn’t Mac-compatible, and all my publishers want Word files), but I know most Mac owners love them.

    Have a good week, and hang in there with the Royals!

  21. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    Awesome, on the new laptop! I hate windows too but could not give up my Alienware till it dies. Hopefully in a very long time from now. Have a great day. Sorry about your shoulder. I will be checking out some posts as I have missed much again.

    Mary

  22. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    Oh man, I don’t think I could stray from Windows. It would be a very large learning curve for me and my hubby said that I would be on my own if I had problems with a Mac. LOL.

  23. Pixireads

    Welcome to the Apple family. (I made the transition 2 years ago.)

    I can kind of understand the Prince’s desire to put things in the cast. Those things are itchy and it’s probably a great hiding place.

  24. A Voracious Reader

    Oh, my! Poor Prince! And poor you! Such a trying time, but hopefully healing will happen fast or at least seem so. I bought a laptop this year (Windows) so no new Mac in the near future for me. I’ve heard they’re pretty good, so I may make the switch the next time. This is my first laptop. I’ve only had desktops until now and I still do 90% of my stuff on my desktop. LOL

    • Pixireads

      I could never live off a desktop. I don’t like the idea of being stuck in one place. I like to travel around the house when I work. One minute I’ll be in the Family Room, the next I’m in the Living Room, or chilling in the hallway.

      • A Voracious Reader

        I have a house full of people. I live in my office though I occasionally take my laptop out to the living room. But the hallway? Never. Too much traffic here. lol

  25. Stormi Johnson

    I want a macbook pro!! Mac’s are to tricky one you remember command instead of control…lol. We have Mac’s in my college class and I have a window at home so I am always pushing control at school and wondering why nothing happens…lol.

    I am sure you are very tired watching after your little Prince, poor guys.

  26. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Oh my, I sure hope the Prince is on the mend so that he can be rid of that cast soon. It sounds like it hasn’t slowed him down at all though. I’m sorry to hear about your shoulder. 🙁

    Congrats on your new laptop! I still have a Windows desktop computer but did buy a Macbook Air earlier this year and it has been surprisingly easy to go back and forth between the two. I do like the idea of taking a class or two to learn certain commands.

    Thanks for spotlighting my post this week too! 🙂

  27. Jolene Wilson

    I have The Last Woman in the Forest too. It looks good doesn’t it. Hopefully you will have a more relaxing week this week. Enjoy your books and the Royals.

  28. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Glad the little Prince is doing well! I’ll admit that changing from Windows to a Mac terrifies me! I have sooo much invested in my Windows ways but I have heard how nice the MacBooks are. Oh well. Maybe some day…but not likely! lol. Hope you continue to enjoy your laptop!

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  29. Angela Adams

    I’m not surprised that the little Prince hasn’t slowed down…he sees his new situation as a “challenge” (smile!). In the meantime, looking forward to this week’s Christmas read reviews!

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  30. Lola

    Sounds like you have your hands full watching the Royals. Sorry to hear you overextended your shoulder. That’s great you got your new laptop and that the switch was so easy. Computer troubles are the worst and I know how great it is to have a new one after dealing with problems on the old one for a while. Have a great week!

  31. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    It sounds like you’ve had your hands full with the Royals. So good of you to take care of them for your daughter and I know you’ll have an awesome relationship with them as they grow up. Reading to them and them seeing you read is also a special gift to give them!

    I’m sorry I can’t participate in the HoHoHo Readathon this year, but hope it goes really well for you all and I do have holiday books set aside to start reading!

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Kimberly.

  32. bookworm

    Enjoy your MacBook Pro and I hope your arm is feeling better! I like the pretty snowfall on your blog. Happy reading!

  33. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Congrats on the new laptop! It’s always annoying settling into a new one let alone a new operating system to boot so I understand why it took you so long to take the plunge! Glad it’s working out for you.

    I feel so bad for your grandson (and for you all!). He’s too young to truly understand the why’s of what’s going on but old enough to want to run and do things. Fingers crossed he heals as quickly as possible and doesn’t need any extended period in the cast!

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  34. Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com

    The Last Woman in the Forrest looks a great read! Hope your little one recovers fast. I LOVE Macs – Don’t have one but do wish for one 🙂

    Oh HoHoHO is up and running,,, nearly missed it! (Can’t you tell it’s my first time … rolls eyes) Thanks for hosting x

  35. Sam@wlabb

    Awwww, the poor prince. I can’t imagine his frustration. I used to be a power user (when I was a programmer), but once I wasn’t, I went Mac. This is my 4th (?) Mac, and I have been happy with it. I have NEVER had an iPhone, but I do like Apple for my computing. Enjoy! Can’t wait to see what you think of the next Cuba book. I really enjoyed the first one.

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  36. Irena BookDustMagic

    I hope Prince Clayton will be better soon, and that you will have some time to read in the upcoming week.
    I’m really enjoying this #HoHoHoRAT, I just wish there was more time to be more active in it, but November is always the busiest month in a year.
    I’m glad to hear you got yourself a new comr, or rather MacBook Pro, and that you love it!
    Happy Sunday! 🙂

  37. RO

    Such a perfect meme(lol) So sorry about the little one, and can imagine it’s been rough. Glad hubby encouraged you to get a new working laptop, which was clearly needed, and even happier that you love it so much! Hugs and Happy Sunday! RO

  38. Trish

    I’m a bit intrigued by the rubber band incident! :O And I love love love my MacBook. Mine is old now and due an upgrade and I cant wait! I wouldn’t even consider going back to windows. I use windows in work and I’m always trying to use the Mac commands on it!

  39. Michelle Gilmore

    I wish I had a Mac! But I’m really hoping my current laptop lasts a while since I can’t really afford an Apple right now. I hope Clayton heals up fast so you can get a break.

  40. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Ah, I am envious of your Mac, but I just bought my new laptop…with Windows, of course, which is all I know how to use.

    I hope Prince Clayton heals fast…for your sake as much as his.

    Enjoy your week and your books.

  41. Greg

    Congrats on the MacBook! Hope it’s awesome. And hope Prince Clayton (and your shoulder!) are feeling better soon…

    Sounds like you’ve had quite the week! 🙂

  42. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    When you go Mac, you can’t go back :p I love my Mac, too. It’s very intuitive to me, and with updates, everything still stays in the same place.
    I’m sorry Clayton is having such a hard time with his cast- even if I totally understand him. I hope your shoulder is doing better, and that Clayton will be more relaxed next week.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading. Xoxo

  43. Siran Toukhanian

    I thought you were going to say that you got new windows. Hope you have a good week.