Where was I?
Oh. Wednesday — volunteer gig at the hospital. I did not entirely remember my lines — or, at least, I remembered the lines I had been given several weeks ago, but they were no longer the lines that were required. An interesting day therefore was had.
I arrived home to the happy news that my reading corner rug had arrived!
Have I mentioned here that I was renovating the corner of my office where
my the cats’ rocker had been located, and making it into a proper reading corner? In fact, it’s a project that has been going on for a number of months, as I haunted Marden’s and estate sales and sale-sales. I finally located the perfect chair at a doable price at the local furniture store’s pre-Labor-Day sale*. It was, naturally, the floor model, and it is a lovely chair indeed. I’m very happy with my purchase**.
So, anyway, more window shopping and turning the Internet upside down, looking for the deals in its pockets finally turned up a (machine loomed) Turkey carpet at an incredible price, and that? is what arrived on Wednesday. I immediately unrolled it and set the unabridged dictionaries along the roll-edge to flatten, because this is exactly why god gave us unabridged dictionaries.
Yesterday — Thursday — the final piece arrived — a full-spectrum reading lamp. The corner is now complete — and I may never leave.
Today! Because Central Maine persists in withholding raisin bread with white icing***, for which I’ve had a strong yen, ever since getting back from Maryland — I will be making raisin bread with white icing. *snaps fingers under universe’s nose*
I’m also jonseing for smearcase (schmierkase in the proper German), but I’m pretty sure the universe is going to win that one.
All that said — I have a question for y’all.
Miri and Liz appear together in the stories “Fighting Chance,” and “Misfits;” they also appear in Agent of Change. Are there any other stories with a strong Miri-and-Liz dynamic?
Here are some pictures of the renovated reading corner:
*No, I don’t know why you’d have a big sale before Labor Day, but Maine is a different country. GM used to do model changeover in August, which meant that all the dealerships had stunning sales on Last Year’s Models, so perhaps there’s something similar that goes on with furniture.
**The tags on the chair allowed it to be a La-Z-Boy from the so-called “Designer’s Choice Collection.” A friend on Facebook offers the further information that it is a “high-leg recliner” and is most likely the Woodmont model. *hits Google*.
Uh. Yeah, that’s it. I am, for the record, a Shopping Goddess.
***I asked the baker at the local supermarket if they ever had raisin bread with white icing, and she stared at me blankly before offering up the information that, at Easter, they make hot cross buns. All of the pieces of my childhood are evaporating before my eyes. I think this is how people die; when the last thing thins out into fog, so do we.