Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandson (Ian), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
These were the roses several days ago.
I had moved them over on to Ian's shelves in the corner.
Most of them have opened wide. :)
Had to show you this!
I didn't know what beautiful screen saver photos...
...that Chromecast uses!
Gorgeous nature shots--wow!
Kind of a wonderful added perk. :)
Well, I behaved and didn't do any unpacking for days so that I could go shopping with Leah and Ian on Wednesday. And I was having a really decent day for walking so got to the Natural Pet Store, Target, and Bed, Bath and Beyond! Have a new silverware holder...
...and a holder for the utensil drawer.
A stack of lazy susans...
...for all these spices we need to organize.
(My old reluctant lazy susans are from the 70s and 80s.)
Got a second set of basket wall shelves for the pantry...
...an iron & ironing board wall holder...
...and one of those new, light floor mops that has a sprayer.
This one is made by Rubbermaid. Will be easy for both Caroline and I to use. :) Lot more floor to scrub here.
My red Hamilton Beach toaster quit working last week--and, yes, I hadn't had it all that long. I had a Cuisinart toaster that lasted for maybe 15 years before that--so I got another Cuisinart.
And an ice cube bin for the freezer.
It's the little things like that you always need when you move.
Since I did so well shopping on Wednesday and it has turned out I no longer needed to save up for parts for the TV computer or for a small dining room set and I no longer have to pay rent on a washer and dryer or pay for a land line...well, I asked Leah if she'd like to make a trip over to Slumberland on Thursday. I wanted to find out if I qualified for the no money down payment plan first...and I did! (I don't own charge cards.) I had always planned to look at a power recliner or power love seat. A love seat won't fit in the new apartment. So, as long as I was looking at power recliners I decided to be practical and look at the power lift chairs. (My degenerative spine is not going to get any better.)
I had looked online before we went and one of the chairs I was interested in wasn't even up here in Fargo yet. The girl said it might take another month or so, but she'll call me. (In the meantime we can go snoop around at other furniture stores, too, because if I qualified there I should qualify at the other stores.) Being 5'1" you really have to sit in them to know how they will work for you. When they have those kind of built in pillows for your head--well, they hit me on the top of my head and push my face into my chest--LOL! At least with a power recliner I don't have to worry about being able to get out of it and I can buy a regular sized chair instead of what Dagan calls my "baby chairs"--LOL! Just have to find one that is comfortable and has a flatter back to it. :)
So, I am excited! How long have I wanted to have TWO really-comfortable-for-a-length-of-time places to sit in my apartment?! Never seemed to work out. Looking forward to having a new chair! I probably spend more time in my chair than I do in my bed--LOL!
These are the roses a couple days ago. I moved them away from the window as Leah said direct sunlight probably wasn't good for them. Karma can't jump up on that glass folding table, so this works...when Ian isn't here--LOL!
They are just starting to get dry around some of the outside edges of the petals.
I realized that I have not had roses last long enough to actually dry out. The flower heads just flop over before they ever get a chance for petals to dry. They made it a week yesterday and still look like this last picture. So they have lasted longer already. By a week I am usually lucky if I might still have a semi-droopy one or two roses left. They're still stunning and still smell. ;)
Miss Karma doesn't run out of the room when people go by on the pathway anymore. (She still does when the yardwork guys come around with mowers and weed whippers.) But she's much more relaxed by the patio door now, as you can see. She even has her back to it--LOL!
NOt sure how she'll feel when it cools down this fall and I actually open the glass door, though--ROFL!
**** Oh, and she hasn't been sick again!! Knock on wood. So relieved. ****
I was finally able to putter and unpack some more by last night and got the desk put together again!!
Well, basically. Some things might be moved about, but things are unpacked. I am going to start in the bedroom today. Three dressers, a night stand, and my pen box to fill in there--so a lot of boxes to empty. Haven't been able to unpack for a week, so it feels good. I just have to watch I don't overdo it. So tempting! Gets exciting to see things coming together. But I found one of my digital timers last night and will use it to limit myself. I promise! :)
Going to leave you with a video I got from Dagan and Leah of Mr. Ian with a new toy. He squeals like this when he's excited and happy.
Have a great weekend!! :):) **** "There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." Ralph H. Blum