Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Quite an orange sun this morning and five below...but with wind chill warnings again. Yesterday we woke up to fifteen below. Extra cold winter this year, that's for sure.
All the wind and snow is why I can't find a clean spot on my window to take pictures right now--LOL! I'll have to wait for spring rains to clean them off, I suppose. Anyways, it's T Stands For Tuesday once again. I totally forgot to make tea last night and was in no mood this morning because I didn't sleep long--really needed my coffee. ;) So, I thought I'd take some pictures for the heck of it.
My pantry wall with the added hanging shelves (thanks, Leah!).
You'd think somebody who's a dyed in the wool coffee drinker...
...wouldn't have this much tea--LOL!
Yah! Four shelves of each!
Plus I have this container of all the teas I accumulated from when I was in the Tea Club!
I bought the small bags to store them, labeled them all...
...and kept all the cards that came with them.
They tell about each tea on the one side...
...and how to serve and brew it on the other.
But this morning...it was black coffee for me, baby! ;)
The last of the February orders arrived yesterday.
I got some extra large food containers that can hold things like muffins, bars, or whatever.
Then I don't have to use several zip lock bags and continually add to the plastic of the world...but then these are also plastic. Does it ever end? I really am trying to leave a smaller footprint...honest.
Went retro and got an old fashioned glass sugar holder (like we had at the restaurants when I was a waitress in my teens) and a salt shaker. I've been using the No Salt since I found out I needed blood pressure medication so put away my salt grinder. I'd rather have something glass instead of cardboard for keeping the No Salt near the stove. Problem solved. (The sugar container was just because--lol!)
See this cord temporarily wrapped around the lamp on the craft table? It's an additional charger cord for my laptop.
The cord that came with the McLap is kind of intricately wound onto the laptop table by my chair in a way that lets me swing the table back and forth easily. When I want to move the McLap elsewhere now...well, the battery is getting older and instead of lasting 7-8 hours it is down to 2-3...lately a lot closer to 2. So now the McLap and I can stay over at the craft table as long as we want and I can easily grab the cord to move to the porch or take with me if I am going over to Dagan and Leah's for the day, too. (I'll be able to stay longer now that they have comfortable kitchen chairs and are getting a recliner--news below.) Nice!
And, lastly...this little desk toy that drips and zig-zags for a few minutes. Totally silly, I know.
I set it on the floor and Karma came running...
...but she head butts it over!
I wanted her to watch it, set it up on the bookcase there, wouldn't let her knock it over...
...so, totally fed up with killjoy me, she left...
...to curl up on her chair with her back to me.
I do keep it on the end table by my chair and purposely flip it when she's in my lap. She knows she can't touch things on my little table...(another form of cat torture)...so she feigns disinterest...but she watches...can't help it. I'm sure she will get used to it and not have to feign her boredom. I, on the other hand, will be flipping it for some time to come--LOL! Easily entertained. ;)
I didn't make it to try out the chair on Saturday, but their plans were cancelled on Sunday so we went Sunday afternoon over to HOM Furniture. The chair they picked out is similar to the one I have now in that it is a smaller swivel-rocker-recliner. But this one is leather and has a button on the side instead of a lever. It's a little bit bigger and squishier than mine, too. They're going back on President's Day to, hopefully, maybe get it on sale.
After we were done checking out the recliner we stopped by their place for a while so I could see their new dining room table and chairs they got at Costco a while back. (Dagan was working from home.)
And since we were taking monthly belly shots--here's the (now) 5 month belly shot I took on Sunday.
In like a week?!
What the heck, you say?
Well, after the ultrasound they decided by the size of the baby that Leah was farther along (ignoring her last period) and have moved her due date from mid-July to June 25th. Since her mom had big babies early...well, whatever. All labels and guesswork aside, the baby will arrive when it's good and ready. ;)
Because of Dagan's severe heart defects and not knowing if it is genetic and my grandma having a blue baby that didn't live a day back on the farm...Dagan's cardiologists in Minneapolis wanted to set up an ultrasound specifically with a tech up here who can check the baby's heart to see that all is well. That's so nice! Will be on the 19th. They can do so much more these days, can't they?
Leah and I discussed a plant trade this spring. Phil and Fern have just gotten too large for my small space, so Dagan and Leah will take them. We will do a thorough unwinding, haircut, and repotting on Phil and I can take home a Phil Jr. They also have a plant that Sammy won't leave alone that has had to be moved to unhappy places. (Their cats can jump--LOL!) So that's the plan for this spring when the weather warms up.
My posts seem to always end up longer than I think they will--hehe! So, I shall skidaddle!! But not without wishing you an excellent day! :) :)
"Each minute of life should be a divine quest."