Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Well, it is barely still morning, but a Good Tuesday Morning to you! Was suddenly 92 degrees again yesterday. Quite a sweltering break in the gorgeous fall weather. But this morning it is back to 59, sunny, and cool--ahhh!
I can't remember if I showed you when I had unpacked all the ink pads and reinkers...
...but the new ink pad unit is filled up...behind the door. Problem was some of the reinkers or refills were too big around to fit in the little reinker squares. For example--see all those empty ones on the bottom half of the right side? I knew all the ink pads weren't going to fit in there in the first place, regardless, but two of those I had wanted in there were also too fat to fit--LOL!
This is the assortment left over. I let Leah know that the long plastic drawer organizer (on the right filled with reinkers) is too narrow for the ink pads to fit. (Thought I could set that on top of the shelves.) But they need to be able to lie down flat.
Leave it to Leah! She asked me to check the longer black shelf I use under my big paint shelves wall unit. Nothing even on it yet because we are getting two more shorter black ones (when Dagan and Leah go down to Mpls this coming weekend)...
...to go on this empty wall by the window. We plan to put up a couple of the shorter black shelves (they are actually picture shelves) and the metal rails (also from IKEA) that we were using for punches. So this empty wall is going to be filled high!
Anyways, the picture shelf was the perfect size for the ink pads to lie flat. So she's going to pick up a short white one, too, to hang over the ink pad shelves. IKEA has so many cool things--and Leah thinks of great ways to use them!
BTW, I did finish filling my paint shelves--tada!
This is how far I am at the moment. I unpacked the two taboret boxes (that's the taboret down there in the upper left hand corner).
These are all the small porcelain pallets and the Chinese brush painting supplies.
These are the portable watercolor pallets and watercolor brushes (the plastic kind you fill with water).
I sorted through boxes and moved them about (which is one of the two reasons I didn't get to anything yesterday--LOL!). These two boxes are for the stamp cabinet.
These are mostly craft/card making supplies.
The big box on the bottom on this side is for the low cherry cabinet (next to the taboret).
But the big one on this side is a mystery box because the packers packed it and they only write on the top...and I was too sore to move any more boxes to find out what was in that one.
This stack next to Karma's chair is art supplies.
I have a small load of empty boxes and a bag of crumbled paper to go to the garage today. (Yes, we are saving crumpled paper for Dagan and Leah's fire pit they use in the summers--never let anything go to waste if we can help it, right?) I am so sore I might ask Caroline if she could do that for me when she comes this afternoon.
This was me getting ready to blog--with my red cup by my side and letters and assorted bills and paperwork I need to go through piled about, too.
The second reason I didn't get the taboret filled yesterday was that I went to make a pot of coffee and later discovered an entire lake of coffee all over my countertop! Something broke. It had not overflowed or anything--had come out of the bottom of the machine. And my counter was full of stuff! Luckily no paper, but it took a long time to clean everything up and wipe everything down...which started to set off my sciatica--LOL! Always something, right?
The whole machine went into the trash. I am now making pour over coffee, as you can see. Using my porcelain pour over/drip cup and boiling water.
It really is delicious! I might decide to just buy a bigger pour over pot and not get another electric coffee maker. And maybe I'll replace my coffee grinder that died on me about two years ago so I can buy beans again so I can get back with the coffee program! So, to the ladies at T-Stands For Tuesday--the red cup may be the same but the coffee tastes better--LOL!
Meanwhile, Karma is catching a few morning rays...
...geese are honking by, and Caroline will be here to clean around boxes in a couple hours. It's supposed to stay cooler for a while with possible rain. Going to be nice, quiet fall days. Out of the 41 boxes Dagan hauled in last Friday I have 24 left to unpack. Nine of them didn't need any unpacking--just needed to be stuck in closets as is. So I have only unpacked eight boxes--and four of them were quite small--but that is good for me. :) I'll continue on as soon as I am able. Seems like I always go in spurts. Cycling good and bad days is pretty normal really. None of it is going anywhere. The boxes will wait patiently for me. ;) I am back to making detailed baby steps lists. Hey--whatever works, right?
Enjoy your week...and your change of the seasons. :):)
"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."