February 7th, 2019

Piddling the morning away

While I was swimming this morning, I tackled the problem of the blanket I am crocheting. I have no use for it. None. It does not work in my living room in any capacity. The texture is wrong, the colors are wrong and I don't need a blanket in the room.

I thought about giving it away but to whom? Who would want it and how do I connect with them? As with the bears, the idea of chasing down people to beg them to take my stuff is just anathema to me. I need a charity agent.

The blanket is not something I want on my bed because it's not something I want to sleep with. I thought about ways to make it sleep worthy but came up with nothing that I'm wild about (although that situation is not entirely off the table).

Then I thought decoration at the end of my bed. I now have a small loveseat there that I really don't love. It only serves to house shit that should be put away. The room is small. Getting rid of that sofa would help the roominess of the room. But, the end of the bed isn't particularly attractive.

Anyone who walks from my front door to my living room passes the bedroom which has no door (loft living) so sees the end of the bed. Blanket rack? For the crocheted blanket? Hiding the end of the bed? Is that the answer????? hmmmmmm

So, that's where I've been for the past hour. Googling blanket racks and quilt stands. Ugh. Everything is so freakin ornate or oak. I found one out of copper pipe that is interesting. But, at least now I have something of a plan.

I broke down and turned on the heater this morning. It was 65 (18 c) in here. It's now 67 and much better.

Seattle is girding up its loins for Friday night/Saturday morning's snow. Predictions are getting crazy. I'm ready for whatever.

I think I'll get to work this morning on my tiny-ness and then, maybe while the glue is drying, I'll make some bears. In other words, the uge.

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Snow melting already

The forecasters are lowering the predicted snow totals with every tweet. AND while that's happening, everything in town is being cancelled. Heck, they just moved Chinese New Year to the first week and March and Michelle Obama to the third week. (the 'they' there is actually two different theys but still).

It truly is anyone's guess. Currently, predictions call for the snow to start tomorrow afternoon and end tomorrow night or Saturday afternoon. Accumulation will be anywhere from a flake to 18". Stay tuned.

Late breaking... they just announced Seattle schools will be dismissed tomorrow 75 minutes early.

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A new shop opened up in the neighborhood today so I went over to pay my respects.

DEAR RETAIL PEOPLE. You do not get many changes to make a first impression. A whole lot o' those chances come on your opening day. SO, I know you are tired and frustrated and excited and thrilled but... for the sake of Month 2, you might want to bend over backwards to make sure your new customers are impressed so they will be happy to come back. This is especially true when you are selling a very expensive perishable luxury item. Love, me.

Yeah, don't chastise another employee in front of me. And don't you get whiny with me about anything. It's not my fault that your bags don't accommodate your boxes and you chose to put my items in a box. All I asked for was cookies and entremets. I did not specify packaging.

I pouted and huffed all the way home and then had one of the entremets. It's the size of a cupcake. And it's beautiful. (And yeah, it does look like a boob dressed up for a fancy tea.)

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BUT OMG was it heaven. This particular one had an outside shell of creamy creme brulee kind of with an inside of gooey with a tiny bit of crunch and the flavor of a cinnamon bun. Only better. Now I have to go back even if they did piss me off. damnit.

Oh and mainly they do macarons.

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I'm making progress on my latest tiny-dom. I still have the top shelf items to make. In the distance here is the photo. As you can see, I made changes to their shelf arrangement... because I can! Oh and it looks like I need another row of rope on my fruit basket. Nothing is glued down yet so it all could change. Who knows!! Soy sauce for perspective.

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