September 26th, 2018

calendar confusion

For some strange reason, I cannot keep the days of this week straight. Today is house cleaner day and tomorrow is my last Diamond Club game and neither one of those days is Friday. And, yet, my brain can't seem to grok that.

When the house cleaner gets here, I'll split. To Goodwill first and then ... I need to make a dollar store run but there is not one in the path or even semi conveniently located to Goodwill and I'm not sure I'm up for a road trip. I might just go over to Grocery Outlet instead. I enjoy having spare time there to peruse the whacko stuff.

I also plan to start work on my next jacket. I made one from this pattern out of scrap fleece. I wore it the other day and there's lots to like but it needs a couple of tweaks. I scored a huge piece of yellow (the yellow of rain slickers) french terry and I plan to use that for the good version. I may get that cut out today.

Plus more TV watching and knitting and crocheting. I got a lot of the crochet done last night without my arm damage. I may switch to knitting tonight. I have a new project in mind - 3 actually. Two table runners and a flower arrangement for the fireplace. But, I don't want to even order the yarn for them until I finish these two current projects.

Time now to go get dressed and ready to hit the road when she gets here.



When I was a kid, we lived in a house with a formal living room (no kids allowed except by specific invitation), a den and a family room. The den was my parents hang out spot. The family room had the TV in it.

My Dad had his chair and my Mom had hers. Next to hers was a little magazine stand with a tray on top that held her shit. Cigarettes, ashtray, pin cushion, sewing stuff, and a telephone. It always looked like a mess to me. And that was before I got picky about tidiness.

BUT, I totally get it. My TV chair is my throne and I want my shit there. I need my nail clippers, an emory board, chapstick, tissues, my tablet and charging stuff, a pen, a pad of paper, scissors, a measuring tape and other stuff. Oh and the tv and TiVo remotes! But I do not want to see that stuff, just have it within reach.

I'm forever trying out different schemes. Today, at Goodwill, I scored a wonderful table. Nicely made, heavy and substantial. Black with a small ledge near the base and it folds up for storage. $8 fucking bucks. I feel almost guilty it is such a deal.

And, I also scored a nifty little drawer thing that looks to me like it was made for slides maybe. But it's perfect for holding my shit and keeping it tidy.

So I think I may finally have my throne area built out the way I want it. Everything at hand and but in its tidy place.


(New table has the square basket and drink on it. Slide drawer thingie is under the tissue sofa on the other table.)

I also ended up making a suprise Costco run. My cleaning lady said they had a sale on coffee pods. I had just ordered some from Amazon but they weren't due for a week so I went to see and, yep, saved a petty penny and got a nice walk in the mix.

My latest tablet arrived. Nice but it's version of Android is too old for my favorite podcast app (PocketCasts). And, since this is the tablet I'll use in the sewing room to watch podcasts, that's kind of a non starter. So back it goes. I'll wait for the Google announcement and then figure something out. May be that I find a new podcast app. PocketCasts was sold recently so maybe it's time to move on anyway.

Meatloaf for dinner. Instant Pot.

Oh and one more thing. Nexcare bandaids. I love these things! They don't come off in water. (Which is also their only downside, they are sometimes hard to get off at all.) I ripped my cuticle the other day and I keep tearing it, painfully. I tried New Skin but it wasn't strong/thick enough. I finally remembered my stash of Nexcares and oh baby, so nice. They are also very bendy so you can put it on and just leave it for a day or two and let the booboo get better. I need to get endorsement $$.

TV Fall 2018

3. Big Bang Theory - CBS - Season 12, Episode 1 - I should have noted at the onset. There are a group of programs that barring some egregious turn of events, I am locked in until they are gone. This is one. I loved it on the first night I saw it and love it still.

​4. Manifest - NBC - Season 1, Episode 1 - I expected to deep six this one in the first 15 minutes and here I am now looking forward to the next episode. I am sure it will piss me off soon, and I'll kill it then.​

5. New Amsterdam - NBC - Season 1, Episode 1 - It's only fair to disclose that I'm a total sucker for nearly any kind of scripted medical show good or bad. This one has its share of issues but, I absolutely am looking forward to Episode 2.

Recorded so far but not yet watched:

The Good Doctor
The Resident
This is Us

Set to be recorded:

Chicago Med
Modern Family
Single Parents
A Million Little Things
Grey's Anatomy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Murphy Brown
The Cool Kids
God Friended Me
NCIS: Los Angeles
Happy Together

To Be Continued

I totally forgot

I forgot to note that they changed the signs at the gym.  The open house is now Thursday, September 27 instead of Thursday, September 30.  No clue why in th world they would hold one of those on a weekday but at least I am no longer taunted by the signs.