Ikea Run

Jan. 31st, 2010 04:49 pm
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Juli and I went to Ikea today in a quest for a second set of drawer for me.  We were also going to look into replacing the blinds for the slider door.

We were skunked on both counts.    The model of drawers that we got there last time, they don't make any longer.  The only think close just wouldn't fit.  We'll check out Fred Meyer next.  And the drapes...  either the color was right and the design was wrong, or the right design but wrong color.  Ah well.  That will happen.

We stopped at Half Price Books on the way back.  Juli used her gift card and bought a stack.  I bought one; Class Dis-Mythed.  

Then Juli and I realized neither one of us had eaten anything but a cup of coffee that morning, and it was 3:30 PM.   We stopped at Bertolino's for a latte.  They put far too much syrup in mine.  blaa.  But I needed to get something in there.

Then home.

I love this part...  It's almost 5 and it's still daylight. 
dolphins_log: (Sea Light)
Spring arrives.

Shadows of Midsummer Night's Dream...
A soft choral of frogs.  
A passing of a warm wind.
The smell of trees and warm earth, sweet pollen of blooms, fill the air.
Music, soft and familiar, pulls at memories.
An image of a paint brush...
An idea for a story...
Creativity blooms with the growing green.
Thoughts grow form with the  Midsummer Night's Dream.
dolphins_log: (It's to laugh kia)
Yesterday's work ended with an annoying phone call.   It kept me at work for an added half hour.  That won't be overtime because, now that I'm a direct employee, I have to "Un-make" it up, which is also cool.  I get to leave work early one day.

The interesting thing is, that while the phone call was foremost in my mind  the few hours later at Writer's Night, so much so that I had to "tell the story", today it's not so much.  In fact the only thing significant about it is discovering that it's not significant.   It is what it is.  If I can get that Zen to kick in just a little faster I'll be much better off for it.  As it stands now I'm somewhat pleased.  Side note:  It was great to see everyone again!  It's been about two months what with holidays and weird weather.

Today I got up with Juli and did something I use to do all the time; follow her to the coffee shop and buy her coffee for her before she continues off to work.   I love doing that.  It gets her one her way faster, that is if the barista doesn't hold her coffee until mine is repaired.  After she drove off I stopped at Fred Meyers and perused the books. 

What to my wondering eyes do I see?  The latest "Sharing Knife" novel by Lois McMaster Bujold is finally out in paperback!   Oh Joyous Day!  Rather then buy it at Fredies though, I drove off to Silverdale to Barnes & Noble.  I gave Juli a call before I bought it though, just to be sure she hadn't bought it yet.  This may be my NorWesCon book.  I've got a lot of others to read.  I also picked up some manga.  I only read Inu Yasha and Negumi these days.  And I picked up a book called ""The Accidental Sorcerer" by K. E. Mills.  It was an impulse buy.  Looks like comedy.

I came home with my treasures and suited up to go to the Gym.  First time in many months.  I've been saying I've needed exercise to chase away the sleepies.  Once again, I learned what I've always known, and what I learn every single time  I work out:  Working out feels good, AND gives me energy.  Now I just need to find a way to work in the work outs in my 9 hour a day schedule.  But because of how I feel now, the work outs will happen.  I can't let this go.  It feels to good.

I cleaned the shower while I showered.  Juli and I are going to get a weekly schedule of lists to make sure chores don't get away from us.  The shower is getting on that list.

Juli and I went for a walk yesterday and discussed those lists, and what home improvements we want to accomplish.  I think this year we are going to replace the back deck, it's something we've wanted to do for some time.  I'm thinking about using composite material rather than wood.  Maintenance with us needs to be as simple as possible.

Speaking of lists, I want to plan meals ahead of time.  This should help me schedule in those other tasks and creative times.  So today after the shower I prepared for dinner tonight and tomorrow.  Sour Cream Roll-ups with sliced strawberries tonight.  Again, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] typographer  and [livejournal.com profile] miertam  for the crepe pan they gave us some years ago for Christmas.  It is due to that pan that the Sour Cream Roll-ups continue to be a hit dinner.
BLTs tomorrow.

Laundry and Kitchen Clean up.  And that's been my day so far.

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