Thursday, October 06, 2011
A moody, multicolored sunrise yesterday...
...that burst forth into a bright blue 90 degree day.
Was forced to move the herbs again (because they were sitting right in front of the AC) so I could crank on the air conditioning. It will be a wonder if they survive indoors. Two of them have pretty much given up the ghost already.
Caroline came to clean on Tuesday and, afterwards, Angie came to check that nothing's changed in the past year. I was exhausted and tried to sleep after the company was gone but, due to pain, slept pitifully again. Decided it was time to crack open my discontinued Davocet stash. Enough is enough, right? I am used to handling pain while I am awake, but when it keeps me from sleeping...then it becomes a real problem.
So, thanks to modern medicine taking the sharp edge off, I was able to putter yesterday! TaDa! I didn't overdo...just puttered about off and on. Felt wonderful to get a few things done. I finished sorting the colored card stock! Finally got started on the organizing from three weeks ago--ROFL! How nice of those projects to wait patiently until I can get to them. ;)
Karma was observing the fact that I was up and down and here and there again during the night--LOL! If a cat could smile...well, she seemed happy for me...enjoyed keeping an eye on me--LOL! :)
This month I made an order to GouletPens and a small one to JetPens. My JetPens order arrived yesterday. I finally got the set of LePens that I thought I had ordered (but forgot) three months ago--LOL! And some more of the cheap Preppy Fountain pens...so I could get the free shipping for going over $25.00. Oh, and I forgot to take a picture of the other item. I'll try to post it next time.
Anyways, I've been thinking for some time about how to permanently store all my fountain pens...have been snooping online, too. I have found a cabinet I'd probably like to get one day...but that will not happen till next year sometime. I have been using my desk regularly now for writing since my desk computer bit the dust and got better lighting with the two lamps--so I plan to keep the future fountain pen cabinet on my desk, right?
Well, I was digging around in my bedroom for something else when I spied my wooden stationery cabinet. It used to house a couple of custom made "Soul Comfort" stationery notes and envelopes...of which I only have a very few of one left...so it was virtually empty. Hummm...I wondered how I could adapt it? Even temporarily, it could probably hold more pens than the skinny crammed full box I was using?
So, I puttered about...and this is now the temporary FPpen home.
It even has these slats across the cover that can hold envelopes--that now holds my little spiral notebook to keep track of what pen contains what ink. Yes, I know. OCD. LOL!
I dug around and found two cardboard box covers that fit inside the deep top section of the wooden box and then I lined them with felt. The top cover holds all the pens that have sample inks in them from Goulet's Ink Drop club.
The one underneath has all the pens that have ink in them where I actually own the ink bottle and can refill them. As you can see, I will run out of room shortly--LOL!
Keeping the pens in the box tops will prevent ink from leaking onto the inside of the pretty wooden cabinet.
There are also two small side draws...actually meant for storing pens and stamps, I believe. Yes, I do need to line them, also, with felt. Maybe today. Just ran out of steam yesterday. This side drawer on the right has all my calligraphy fountain pens.
The left side drawer has the empty new Preppy pens.
I love that I can close the top and my little notebook doesn't fall out!
And since I now had all the rest of the LePens...well, I couldn't fit them into the designated pen cup...so I had to juggle around some pens and cups. And I decided these will have a new home on the desk now--the gel pen cup (purchased from a local potter) and the Triplus/Sharpie/LePen cup (Leah made in pottery class). TaDa!!
Ahhh! The little pleasures in my small life. :):)
What special little things make you happy?
I am delighted to have made the first steps with the organizing. Been a long time coming. I made the decision to use up some of my Darvocet stash the next couple days. I slept pretty well last night, got a little something done yesterday...I need to try to break the pain cycle if I can. Not being able to sleep causes pain increase and pain increase causes less sleep...it's a chicken and egg thing--LOL! I'm a patient person, but these flares...well, I want to see if I can break the cycle. Wish me luck. Pray that I can putter. Putter prayers needed--ROFL!! ;)
I'm watching Season Six of Supernatural. I think I'll be starting disc three out of six from Netflix. I have gotten several letters into the mail the last few days. Supposed to be around 80 the next couple days and then drop back into the 60s. I hope everyone who has it is enjoying the Indian Summer. Some of you are being lifted into spring right now. With all the crazy weather all over the world this year, I am so grateful for calm weather. :)
May it be a good one. ;)
"One can never be content to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."