Saturday, August 10, 2013
Reading on the porch...
...on one of our gorgeous fall-like days...
...Karma was snoozing on the ottoman...
...when suddenly she saw something...
...that moved about over my head.
There was nothing there.
No floating seeds.
That I could see, anyways.
But she watched her invisible entertainment for several minutes...
...with quiet intensity.
I got a surprise book from Janie Junebug!
What a sweetheart! I suddenly have a lot of books to read, don't I? Thanks so much, Janie!! :)
Oh, and speaking of books...I was forgotten by the outreach volunteer. Nobody showed up yesterday to pick up my books...and one of them was due. Not fair if they charge me the quarter a day for the book fine, you think? I sincerely doubt that this is a plot to make money off of the shut-ins--ROFL! ;) I emailed the lady in charge, but by that time it was after 6pm on a Friday, of course. I'm sure they forgot me because I didn't email more requests because I thought I should have enough books coming in that I already mentioned. But I was forgotten by my book buddy. *sigh*
This month I didn't have anything too interesting coming in my orders. Leah had suggested the bread machine needed a new paddle.
I found one on Amazon. Thinner, but looks really nice.
Leah and I needed button batteries for our timers. These are the timers I have all over the place here to keep me from sitting over an hour at a time so my back doesn't throw a hissy fit.
Got a cheap date stamp to use with art journaling.
Got another red food tray to cover the other porcelain palette, another 40# bag of kitty litter (the UPS man asked what I have been ordering that is so heavy, poor guy), and a case of Halo canned cat food (the brand Ellen talks about but I can't get in town here that Karma loves).
I also have an odd assortment of very cheap "nail art" supplies coming from many different places. Nope. I don't plan to put crystals, pearls, fimo flowers, or foil on my nails. Plan to use them for crafts. It said that it could take up to a month for them to arrive--and a couple look like they are even coming from China and Japan. Now how can they mail something from Hong Kong for a dollar--total--including shipping? We'll see if these little things arrive--LOL! I was just curious.
This is the lumpy sky this chilly morning (54 degrees). Not expected to rain, though. And these clouds do look like they are just passing through. :)
Dagan and Leah are heading down to Minneapolis for Joel and Jozette's wedding today (Dagan's cousin). Funny thing, I just sent Leah an email yesterday about picking me up some other things at IKEA when they go down to pick up their desks this fall...and she emailed me to tell me they are going over to IKEA when they are in Mpls today to pick up the other mirror they couldn't fit in the car last time and did I want them to pick up my new art table! OMG! It was like we were tuned into the same frequency or something!
So--we confabbed on the phone about my storage idea for over by my art table. I took measurements and we discussed pros and cons of a couple systems...and I ended up going with a skinny shelf. I am so excited! I'm getting bathroom towels, too. Red, baby! I guess I am going red accents all over the apartment. :) Anyways, can hardly wait to have an art table with a flat surface!!! Whoohoo!
Meanwhile, I am on a grand comparison-shopping search today for Leah for empty containers for lip balm, deodorant, and lotion bar sticks...and grease resistant paper for wrapping lotion bars, too. That will keep me busy today. Hope you have an exciting weekend. :):)
"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner."