The Mouse, The iMAC and The Christmas Bauble


Twas the Night Before Posting 
And All through The House
Not A Creature Was Stirring... 
Not Even ..... The 'Mouse'


It Must Be Batteries I Said To Thy Self
Alas It Was Not... Perhaps Some Sly Elf


What Can I Do???
My Post Is On Morrow!!
The MAC In The Box ... Should Remove All This Sorrow!!


The Desk Was A Nightmare From The Ghost Of Past Weeks
I Culled and De-Cluttered, It Was Order I Seek!
The MAC Was Brought Forth From The Box It Twas Hidden
It Promised To Bring, The Joy That Was Bidden


With A Hum and A Whirr It's Life Was Awakened
And Then With A Sigh, My Hopes Were Forsaken
The Clicks And The Keystrokes I Knew From Afore
Were Nary Familiar, Twas Becoming A Bore


I Tried What I Had To Summon A Post
With Images Lost To The Sad PC Ghost!
Don't Let It Be Said Technology Won
A Post Will Be Made To Accompany This Song




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Well this is my first post from the IMAC. As you can see until I transfer all my images over, I am limited to what I can salvage from the Ghosts of Posts Past, plus a little help from Beatrix Potter. 



Ciao Julie

IMAGES: Venice: Original Photo and Editing : Me [being Ruby] Other  Images: scanned and edited by me

NOTE: If I ever figure out how to get rid of the black borders I will update this post


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You are TOO clever! Thanks for the Christmas jingle and the big smile! Your photos are amazing! Good luck with your new daughter has one and loves it! Hope you are enjoying the calm after the storm! Sending lots of good cheer my friend! :) Laura

Sarah Klassen said...

I love this fun, Julie!

Hope you have a wonderful time with your new buddy -- there's nothing like a Mac, especially a new one. The smell, the perfection, lovely.

Love these photos, too. What a great mood.
Have a wonderful weekend*

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

hilarious julie! loved this post; hopefully you and your mac will fast become great friends. the decluttering sounds pretty good to me!! x

rjerdee said...

Loved your poem...but really enjoyed exploring your religious icons. The devotion of the Spanish is palpable in color and gesture...merry christmas!

Mise said...

Oh bravo Julie! Yes, that computer transition feeling is so pesky. Good luck to the new iMac and all who post with her (cheerily smashing a bottle of champagne from afar). Just the thing for your clever image manipulation.

Shellbelle said...

Dear Julie, oh Julie, you'll soon fall in love with your iMac, no need to worry. Mine is now a dinosaur at six-years-old, but still runs better than my PC ever did. I fear it will need to be replaced in the next year to one with an Intel processor and I shall miss my old friend.

I love your poem! I sent you an email about your background dilemma, hope it helps.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Julie what a wonderful first post from your IMAC!!! Loved the verse as well...the pics are simply stunning, and how sweet that Beatrix was able to help (smiling)...Buon Natale to you...and wishing you all the very best for 2010...Dzintra♥x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Julie, what a brilliant poem, you're so clever......... not only for that wonderful piece of prose but for getting your new piece of technology up and running. Whenever I get a new computer, I have to get a man in !!!!
Great piece of writing accompanied by amazing views of my favourite city....oh, and I mustn't forget the dear little Beatrix Potter mouse. I'm sure that he was your major source of help !!

Anonymous said...

Fun post!!! Looking forward to hearing what you think of your IMAC - Hubby has his eyes on one.

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the poem, Julie!! What an imagination you have. And hooray for mastering the new IMAC. I am trying to get used to my daughter's laptop, but everything 'feels' different...

Love your photos and images.

Happy holiday!


Sahildeki Ev said...

You are really something Ruby. This is very funny...

Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi Julie

Love the poem! And welcome to Mac. It's the best!

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year!

Hugs from Coronado,

Ange said...

Hilarious Julie and it's great to see you confronting the hair-raising and ripping challenges of a new Mac with all your usual fabulous humour!
Hang in there - like AM, my Mac is also a dinosaur at nearly 5 year's of age but it's still hanging in there. And I don't have half your talent with a computer so you'll be whipping out more masterpieces than Michael Angelo in no time.
Has any little postal mouse arrived yet???
Much love

Giulia said...

Dear Julie-Roo,

As I poet, I commend you! An excellent example of word-bricolage, my dear (plus repurposing pix). Brava!

Twenty-two inches of snow outside the door. Eeek.


Susan & Julie the Cat

Unknown said...

You clever, creative woman ... is there nothing you can't do? What a fun poem you've composed here! You'll learn to love your Mac. I've owned 9 of them since 1985 and from my first little 815 to my current iMac they've continually proven to be dependable friends.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Precious poem!

And you will love your iMac. I know you will! We switched some years ago, from Pc. My main reason was all the worries about getting a virus/worm/etc., on Pc's. No worries [yet] of this, on a Mac.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Another iMac person!!!

Aunt Amelia

erin's art and gardens said...

you constantly amaze and inspire me, my dear! your gift of words AND poetry is incredible! your photos, stunning and the mouse delightful! beautiful and fun........

Angela Furlong said...

Julie, I know I've said it before but your posts always bring a smile to my face.. you are gorgeous!

simon said...

Brilliant!! :o)

Jane said...

hi Julie good luck and I LOVE you poem. We just bought one of these (or is it just a new Apple and is an IMAC actually a laptop? Not sure). Anyway it's ginormous but the MOUSE completely freaks me out its tiny and the back keeps clicking off. I prefer big old fashioned mice). xoxox

Millie said...

Geez you're brave Julie - something as major as a new system at this time of the year would finally tip me right over the edge!
Millie ^_^

koralee said...

You are so creative. I love that poem. Wishing you a joyful week my friend. xoxoxoox

Elaine said...

Love your mac poem and beautiful photos.

It's stressful to switch computers. I think the mac is a good move. My sister has one and she loves it!

Brabourne Farm said...

Merry Christmas Julie - I hope you have a lovely RELAXING time! Leigh

Greet Lefèvre said...

Sweet Julie,
I so love that poem!! Wonderful!! You are so talented!!
Julie, thank you so much for your beautiful posts, your comments on my blog!
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2010!!
A big hug!

Angie Muresan said...

Julie, what a clever woman you are! I can never get anything to rhyme while making perfect sense.
Once you have a Mac you won't want to go back.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You're a poet, my dear!!! And Mac will be my next computer also. I've heard so many good things..., one of which being less vulnerability to virus' and spyware...., but as of now I know nothing about MAC's..., I can only imagine the learning curve, figuring it all out, etc. I wish you the best with that..., and have a wonderful Christmas, Julie!!!!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Greetings Julie,

You are a gal of many talents my dear. Wishing you a Happy Christmas.


Viera said...

Dear Julie

I want to thank you for all your wonderful posts!
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Carole said...

You never stop amazing dear Julie. First I thought she must have found this poem then realized of course not....I'm a little slow...huh?
Have fun with your Imac. Mac's are the artsy persons computer. So it's so you!!! Hope you're enjoying the season. We finally got our've probably heard about all over the net! man 24"!!!!
Are you really sure you'd want to live here??? hahaha!

Pooch Purple Reign said...


well, all i have to say is that my desk is a nightmare every day of the year !!
you have such a way with words ! and pictures !
im saving up for a mac ...maybe santa will bring me one

happy solstice
~laura said...

Love my Mac, you'll never turn back! I wanted to thank-you for all your comments and support for 2009. Have a great Xmas and New year. Simone xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

Dear dear Julia, we have really loved reading your blog this year. All the regular visits and comments make you all feel like one big family all around the world. Hope you have a wonderful and restful Christmas. Can't wait for more next year. Hayley & Trace xx

Anonymous said...

I wanted to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. Take care.

Gretchen said...

as a photographer I have to say that your images are wonderful and dreamy, thanks! Also you feature my friend Kim's blog, she's wonderful too! Enjoy the season