February 27th, 2019


So interesting - the pool population. Last week on Tuesday, I had the pool to myself. On Wednesday it was really crowded. Yesterday there was a swimmer in every lane - so not lonesome but not crowded. Today there was just two of us. I do not really understand other people's swimming schedules. I don't disapprove, I just don't know how they remember/decide which day they are going to swim. They probably have more active brain cells than I do. But, on the other hand, I'll bet few to none can remember all the words to the top 10 popular songs of 1963 like I can. So there.

Yesterday I sat on my fat ass all damn day crocheting. I got the blanket to the stage I wanted it and now it is all one piece, easy to pick up or put down and to hide away when not working on it. My current plan is to make a wider/different border than the one the pattern calls for. It really is a rather small blanket. More of a lap robe for a large lap. A bigger border will balance it out more and use up the left over yarn of which there is quite a bit.

That one, now I can get back to tiny stuff. Except. Today is house cleaning day. So I'll need to wait until after to pull it all out. This house needs cleaning big time. I skipped the last cleaning because of the snow. So it's been a full month and you can sure tell. Ugh.

While she's cleaning, my plan is Goodwill and then Safeway. Since the closest Safeway is gross, I'll be making the trek to the next closest. So those two errands will give her plenty of time to clean and be gone. I hope.

I think I'm about to become embroiled in an eBay dispute with a guy in Indonesia. I ordered something hastily and forgot to check his feedback which turned out to be not fab. Plus, I paid too much. No shipping yet, as far as I can tell. I requested cancellation. No response. I disputed the credit card charge. So... we shall see. It was stupid of me to even buy it (car part) from him. Some days I have more working brain cells than others - see paragraph 1 above...

I sure hope, Skeeter, that it is NOT the End of the World.

I need to get dressed.


I printed a floor!

I pulled my tiny stuff back out and set up shop again on the table in the living room. I accidentally cut into the flooring. Well, it's the paper picture of flooring that you glue on. I won't need it for a while but I got to googling and found some printable dollhouse flooring! So I printed me out some nice parquet. The room has kind of a mid century feel so I'm thinking parquet is perfect. I made a cabinet with wonky drawers that actually pull out. (They look like they were built by someone drinking heavily on the job, however.)


But, before that, I did go to Goodwill and did not find much interesting but had a nice walk around and dropped off a Smart Car full of stuff. And then on to Safeway. The one I went to in order to avoid the gross one wasn't actually that much better. Safeways used to be nice. Apparently that reign is over. At least there are two nice ones over in West Seattle where the pool is. And one of those is 24 hours. I need to stop going other places. Especially since now there is such a straight shot highway back and forth.

My house is so clean. It looks wonderful and smells better. yeah!

Some kind soul keeps uploading the British Sewing Bee and linking it from Reddit. So nice! I downloaded yesterday's episode just now and plan to watch it in just a bit.

Actually right now. It's still cold - there are still the odd little piles of snow here and there from 2 weeks ago. This afternoon, I have the insulating blinds down and the ceramic heater going. And now I'm going to pull out the crocheted blanket to work on so I can have it in my lap! Double duty.