Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005
The House Not On The Hill
I got to go see the house I am looking at renting. I am drooling already. It's got literally about four or five TIMES the space I have where I am now - two bedrooms plus an enclosed porch off the master bedroom that is already wired as a computer room. The eat-in kitchen is old-fashioned and comfortably proportioned, though I will definitely ask if I can repaint the chartreuse cabinet doors. I like green - just not a blinding shade thereof.
I think it's slightly less space than the place I was renting in Globe, and with significantly less yard to keep up. Very, very comfortable for one or two people, and not too much for one person to keep up.
Fill It Up
Plus my friend M told me she would LOVE to loan me some furniture. She's storing some antiques and Ethan Allen pieces in a storage building in her back yard. She said she's afraid they'll be ruined there and she would much prefer they're in a home. I will have to get a television when I move, I think - can't remember if I gave my old TV away or sold it, but in any event, I know I didn't bring it here with me. Since it was left at 00's old place, I have to assume it is gone now. But I'd already decided to get a larger set, anyway. My old one was a 20"; I want a 25" portable or thereabouts.
Fruits of the Spirit... and meat and potatoes
Went to church again this morning at the Spiritual Center. As sweet as some of the members are, I don't really think it's for me. I agree with a lot of the tenets, just am not comfortable with some of the details. After church, though, I had lunch with my future landlady, who is just a treasure. We yacked for about two hours, covering all sorts of subject matters.
You know how some people you meet and there's an instant connection? We were both like that from the first time we talked. Plus she's an advocate of Atkins, so we discussed becoming diet buddies in that regard. I know I've got to get myself back on the diet, and not only because of my weight. I am hypoglycemic and Atkins is the best way to control that. I honestly felt better while on Atkins than I had in eons. The only downside is the accompanying insomnia, which I could probably reduce or eliminate by cutting down on caffeine. (Something Atkins recommends, anyway.)
Whose Number Is It, Anyway?
Yesterday's unofficial poll got thirteen responses, I think - with the majority saying they preferred the leaf graphic. Poolagirl posted in favor of the satin stripes, but then told me on IM she changed her vote to the leaves. I am thinking of adding yet another set of options, too - but not today. I slept an ungodly number of hours this weekend and am still half asleep tonight. When I get like this, to the point that all I want to do is sleep, I go with it while I can. Kind of makes up for all the times I CAN'T sleep.
I still have to do laundry, and probably should get going on it before it gets any later. And of course, there's the never-ending housework. Fortunately, living alone makes cleanup pretty quick and easy.
Matter of fact, I'd better get to it. Is it just me, or do weekends keep getting shorter???
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )