Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Good Morning! Good Morning!
Grab a cuppa.
Lots of pictures today. :)
We had a fascinating cloud day...
...can't remember now which day I took so many pictures...
...but here are a few.
The wind created...
...an ever-changing panorama.
Quite a beautiful sight while I took my many breaks on my quest to rearrange the entryway. I emptied the dusty bookcase...
...and removed everything from the walls.
Had books and magazines stashed everyplace! On the bench...
...in the bedroom...
...on my desk...
...on the floor.
I went through the shelf of magazines and have more I am going to post on freecycle. Old Vegetarian Times and four different writing magazines.
(I became a vegetarian four years ago last Sunday after watching "Earthlings"...well, with admitted chicken lapses 2-4 times a year. )
Cleaned off the bookcase and "walked" it across to the other wall.
As soon as I put the new shoe bench against the wall...
...Karma invited herself up for a close examination. (Well, she climbed into the empty bookcase, too, for that matter.)
Never noticed this before.
Well, maybe she had--but Karma never had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wall door stopper before.
She smelled every inch of the bench..again. The odor must have changed from having things piled on it for a couple days.
The world looks so different with a shift in perspective.
Meanwhile...I gradually finished putting together the rest of the black IKEA boxes. The largest ones have rectangular holes in the ends for handles. I didn't get the camera out fast enough when I set the first one on the floor but Karma, the queen of optimism (or denial), thought she could climb inside the box through that little hole! She actually was trying to squeeze her head in there--ROFL! She was quite annoyed.
She stuck her front legs in--one at a time--and pawed around. Tried to push the box around. Climbed on top of it. Cats hate to be denied access.
Here's the completed stack of boxes! TaDa!!
All set for the cleaning and reorganizing to come.
I hung the poinsettia painting back in the entryway, but needed a level to hang the magnetic blackboard up straight because it needed two nails in very specific spots.
I emailed our tool girl, Leah, about bringing over a level on Wednesday. She texted me back with a link to an app! Yes, "they have an app for that"! ROFL!! I now have a level on my cell phone...
...and was able to hang the blackboard--no problem!
All clean and shiny now!
Decided to move my rainbow art piece while I had hammer in hand, too.
Oh...speaking of hanging pictures...some of you who have been with me from the beginning of this blog (June 10, 2006) may remember when I hung this small canvas board outside my apartment door (on June 28, 2006--rest assured I had to look up these dates--LOL!). A coreopsis wildflower I painted but didn't like how it turned out (messed up the center).
I had already lived here over a year so I fully expected it to be stolen or defaced. That's why I hung something I didn't care about losing, right? Well, it was finally stolen just recently. Gone. Not a big loss or anything, but I am surprised how much I miss that cheery spot of color coming home. I might have to make something else I won't care about losing, eh?
Oh! And the Cashwise website is fixed!! Not that they would admit to me there was anything wrong with it--LOL! Dagan said that he thought it was related to their program because it had not been booting people off after idle time lately. (You could stay logging in for days!) I think he was right. Now it is kicking you out when you've been idle again and the login is working quite properly--tada! Nice to have something fixed, eh?
I have to say--I am very, very happy that the sciatica has subsided so that I can usually do my hour at a time again these days and am able to get more done. Really does make me extra grateful for what I can do. Don't ever complain, right? It could always be worse. ;)
Oh--and Serena told me which tetras I have!
Red Serpae Tetras.
( from google images)
They are quite handsome fish.
Last, but not least, for the folks over at T Stands For Tuesday at Elizabeth's...my trusty thermal coffee mug.
When I begin The Plan (maybe as soon as next Monday if all my orders arrive) I will lovingly scrub this down and put it away...for who knows how long. Since I am only allowed to test drinking a cup in the morning on the 4th day (and they expect me to stick to one small morning cup if I test okay to drink coffee), I am going to have to get down my few regular cups from the top shelf in the cupboard, eh? You may not see my thermal mug for a good while. I know it is boring to look at for you, anyways...but not to me--LOL!
Adios, dear warm friend! ;)
Well, have a happy, happy day! Do something that makes you smile. Hope somebody has some sunshine today. ;)
"I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be."