Thursday, September 15, 2011
A glorious, albeit chilly, day yesterday.
Was in the 20s again last night and 50s again today.
I noticed yesterday that one young tree in the yard is brown...
...and one is green. They aren't very far apart. Kind of funny.
I forgot to get pictures when I took the herb pots in yesterday. Five of them had collapsed, were flattened, draped over the sides of the pots, and seriously contemplating giving up the ghost.
After being inside where it was warm for a day, they are reviving quite nicely.
I think they might all decide to thrive after all.
They're all at least partially standing tall again. Poor things!
I still need to google how to dry herbs because I can't keep up with them. ;)
Dagan and Leah were here last night and the extra bookcase shelves arrived! So we (well, Leah--I supervised) rearranged shelves and added the new wooden shelves--two in this bookcase...
...so that the new paper storage shelves are now in place! TaDa!!
Added another couple shelves (top and about the middle) of this craft bookcase on the other side of the living room, too. (There are already some empty satchels down on the bottom half, too!)
Now you know what I will be doing for quite a while...sorting and rearranging and tweaking until I have it the way I want it. There is stuff everywhere! :)
...the craft table...
...a TV tray (the catnip is on there, too, for a temporary place out of the cold)...
...one of the craft table chairs...
...the art table...
...and in the bedroom on the floor.
Added a shelf to this art & craft bookcase in the bedroom (have to organize the top half of this one)...
...and more piled on the bedroom floor.
I might as well clean the top of my closet, too--LOL!
Gong to keep me good and busy for some time. ;)
Leah is going to drop off my sewing machine to be checked, cleaned, and oiled. (I had no clue Caroline was a sewer and she told me where the best place in town was to bring it!) My machine worked fine the last time I used it, but that was maybe 8-10 years ago. I've been putting off my few sewing projects and repairs because I knew the machine needed to be brought in first. I just may have gotten inspired by various bloggers. ;)
One of the things I want to try is sewing my own journal holders or book covers. I have some odd sized refills and figured maybe I could just custom make my own covers. (For example, the red Clairefontaine clothbound journal!) This may or may not work out, but I'd have little to lose, right? And Leah has something she wants to sew, too. (Something to hold a cellphone or an iPod?) Anyways, depending on how backed up the repairman is...it shouldn't be too long and I'll have my sewing machine in working order once again. Like I don't have anything else to do, right? LOL! ;)
So, I shall be puttering away my chilly days up here in Fargo. And every time I sit down in my chair Miss Karma is on me like a fly on flypaper! She just wants her human heating pad. That's right. I know it isn't sudden overwhelming love that makes her clingy when the weather turns cold. She doesn't fool me--LOL!
Happy almost-the-weekend!! :)
"My message is always the same: to cultivate and practice love, kindness, compassion and tolerance."