Monday, August 27, 2012
This is what it feels like doing a big project in a small space--LOL!
Do you remember these sliding number puzzles? Classic. I wonder if they still make them? They used to be one of the favorite things to win at the kiddie carnivals they held in grade school.
It was in the 90s and miserable again for another stretch last week.
Karma was happy to go out and chomp on her cat grass, though.
Then Friday, toward morning, we had a thunderstorm and the temps broke for the weekend. It was still raining in the morning a bit. As I took this picture of the puddle covered with rain drops...
...I noticed a fire off in the distance. It got bigger, thicker, and blacker before it finally went out. I even recorded the local news (normally never watch the news--if recorded I could FF through sports and political commercials), but they had nothing to report about a fire. I always hope everybody got out safely, you know?
I digress. As usual. ;)
What have I been doing since Thursday?
Slowly moving books.
The bottom three shelves of art & craft books in this bedroom bookcase...
...are now in the hallway bookcase.
No. They didn't fit on the same shelves, but that's okay.
And that led to my rearranging the entryway bookcase. I moved all the art & craft magazines to the new bookcase on the top shelf.
I got cut off in mid-stream. My body, the current work supervisor, demanded there be no overtime. So I had to walk around stacks of books for the last couple days.
Oh, and that included in my bedroom, too, because the entryway reorganizing led to the oak bookcase (dedicated to books) I have in there.
I had to move everything off "Karma's chair" by the window, so now my desk is in the process of getting covered, too. Miss Karma apparently wanted her chair back and started biting the blinds during the night even though I had them open at the bottom for her--exactly like I do on "her side" of the craft table by the porch door. Geez Louise!!
I also spent one entire morning and into the afternoon reorganizing my ink pad shelves that are up over my AC next to the window.
This is how it goes...from one area to the next...the chaos spreads. ;)
I wanted a complete list of what refills and ink pads we still needed...made my list...went online...and, horrors! I discovered that the Ancient Page ink pads have been discontinued. We have four of them with no refills!
So, I spent a while online looking for somebody who still has them. All the bigger, popular websites were out or down to refill colors I don't need. I finally found a couple odd places that had all four of them--and I'll have to hope they still do by September when I can order them. Otherwise--what a waste! When they go dry they would have be tossed in the trash instead of being able to use them for years. I'll let you all know...even if this is only traumatic to crafters--LOL! ;)
Karma obviously couldn't claim the stacks of books by laying on them (although she knocked the low stack over rubbing her head against it), so she laid next to them...
...all afternoon yesterday. Karma believes strongly in the acknowledgement of change.
Well, first thing is I do have to get those stacks of books out of the entryway and hallway because I need to call about my AC. It just hasn't been working right for quite a while and they are talking being back to the hot-hot 90s days again now this week. I didn't used to even have to run my AC on high. Now I run it on high all the time and it never gets chilly in here like it used to on high...or even very cool. And when I move around at all, even on a day I am not organizing, I get sticky and sweaty. Time for them to take a look at it. (Leah doesn't even want to come over anymore!) So that is what I am going to do right now. Not even going to organize those books--just get them up and off the floor. I'm still too sore to do much else with them right now.
It may look like a total mess, but I am making headway and it is exciting! I can only actually work on it about every other day...sometimes every third day (which is happening with the books, no surprise).
BTW--I've been catching up online, too! Whoohoo!
Well, today's supposed to get up close to 90 and by Wednesday close to 100...better go move some books and make a phone call. See you Thursday! :):)
"Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson