Thursday, August 01, 2013
I haven't shown you the apartment building for a long time.
They seem to have been mostly working on the inside because there aren't a lot of changes to the outside of the building and it's been much quieter.
I do love this shiny little copper colored car that I see once in a while. Always makes me smile!
Last week I was watching this mom cleaning their garage. If I ever wondered where the children's bad habits come from...I am no longer mystified. The boys smash, kick, and throw things because they watch how Mom treats their possessions.
There were clothes, pillows, and quilts on the garage floor. I don't know how she could find anyplace to walk in there. Toys came flying out of the garage door. She'd decide what was going--threw and tossed--and then the oldest boy dragged clothes baskets full of stuff to the dumpster. The entire time mom was sorting the boys were, for all intents and purposes, trying to destroy the toys that they no longer wanted. Stomping on them. Smashing them as hard as they could onto the ground. Mom could have cared less.
When did people become commonly violent?
On a brighter note. Leah and I have been watching the freecycle posts to see if anyone was giving away a recliner. I saw someone listed a comfortable, cat-damaged recliner lift chair...but it was out of town in Hope, ND so I didn't mention it to Leah. But when Leah saw the posting she replied to the post--and then quick got a hold of me.
Leah was the first to respond!
Emails went back and forth.
We got a blurry picture.
It's definitely been used as a scratching post (lol!) but I can drape a blanket or something over it or maybe even buy a chair cover for it later. As long as it works okay I'm fine with it. Should last a few years, anyways.
I've wanted two different kinds of recliners here since I moved in eight years ago. Having different types of chairs helps with the musical chairs routine I have to do for my back. I've only had one uncomfortable (for me) other chair or a same exact seat I already have available elsewhere (like now or when I had the loveseat), so Karma always had her own spot. No more! Miss Karma will have to share with me. ;)
Which meant I needed to rethink my two little end tables. Here's how they were (I didn't post this picture because the light washed out Mom, but it shows the end tables better).
I spent a while yesterday switching them out (which Karma found most fascinating)...
...and trying to figure out what to have where. Neither of the tables are very big. My new recliner is small, too. I mean--the chair on the right is one from my dining room/craft table, after all.
I'll need to have all the important stuff on the middle table so I can reach it from both chairs--like the phones and remotes and pens. I emptied, cleaned, and refilled my spinny-thingie...moved things, moved them again, and moved them some more. Guess it will just take a while to sort it out when I am actually sitting in both places.
Anyways, the blue chair will be coming over on Sunday!! Dagan and Leah are going to make the drive. Leah asked if the chair came apart and they said it does but it was bolted together. Bolts don't stop our tool girl. ;) How exciting, eh?
They are so good to me. :):)
I played with the Lyra watercolor crayons again.
Then decided to try gelatos--which didn't blend as well on dry paper. Just playing with backgrounds. I want to try the gelatos on gessoed paper...and the regular watercolors. Even though this is drawing paper it still gives me an idea of what will happen.
Made another loaf of machine bread.
That first loaf I made with all the detailed instructions--turns out that was a 2 lb loaf. They also had a recipe for a 1 1/2 lb loaf--so this one isn't as unnaturally high. I am going to go have some toast as soon as I finish this post. ;) I've been having toast a couple times a day since the bread machine began doing the work for me--LOL! ;) They may be goofy looking, but they make the best darn toast!
The weekend is coming. Do any of you have any special plans? Hope you have nice weather and I'll leave you with a quote, of course. Still haven't actually had my second day, but I do so love the quote.
"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why."