August 10th, 2018

coco for ...

I've always hated coconut and lima beans. But lima beans aside, coconut has never done it for me. I hate the texture and the taste and so also the smell. Always. Until recently. I still hate the texture and the taste but I've developed this 'thing' for hand lotion with a coconut aroma. I don't understand it. There about 798 different varieties of hand lotion that feature coconut so it's not a problem, just a curiosity.

I need a couple of things at the grocery store but not enough to actually go. Plus, if I go, I'll buy a lot of crap I don't need. I don't need anything frozen. Maybe I'll pop into Safeway tomorrow while I'm waiting for the pool to open. Yep. That's a good plan.

I did make an appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow after my swim. It was perfect on Wednesday. Yesterday it was a little shaggy looking. Today it got caught in my goggles AND got in the way of my earbuds. So time.

And then after that, I'll stop at the SODO Flea Market they have on the 2nd Saturdays. I need to find stuff I can use for big buttons. Like half dollar sized. I have some sewing ideas that will need one off gynormous buttons and I'll bet I can find stuff there that will work. If not, I'll get some clay and make some.

But, today will be another in house day, I think. Still too warm and the air is still too shitty to make a frivolous venture out worthwhile.

I have a couple of projects that need to get off the ground today so I think I'll go get dressed and get started.

Mistake but not really

I got to a stopping place in my day and sat down for a bit of internetting. When that was done, I decided 'how hot could it really be? it's almost chilly in here and if I stay in the shade...'

Now I know the definitive answer to that question. The exact temperature outside right now is... Way Too Fucking Hot. But, my learning that first hand makes staying in a lot more palatable and makes me love my air conditioner even more than I did.

I thought that I was going to be able to skate by without buying a new phone this year. And I was hoping that Google would also pass on the chromebook train this year. Silly me. It's looking like the Pixel 3 phone is going to have a headphone jack. Lord, how I miss my headphone jack. I've really tried hard to do without and failed miserably. And just now I see where the strong rumors are that there will be new new chromebooks from Google. Sigh. Oh well. I do love me new hardware.

I did my sewing chores today. I gave both machines a thorough cleaning. My serger is easy to clean and so I do that one often but my sewing machine requires unscrewing screws that hold a plate down and then removing other parts and then putting it all back together. So I'm not as good about getting to that one. But neither was really as bad as I thought and both are now all clean.

Then I covered an ugly pillow that I've been using in the living room and mended some pants and fitted up a pillow case so that it fits my bed pillow the way I want. And tidied up the place. Nice.

I have two hours before the baseball game, I think I'll do some crochet and watch the next Vera episode.