October 9th, 2019

Rearranging furniture

In my head, I have arranged and rearranged the new furniture in the living room now about 100 times. There are really only 3 pieces but it still seems like the options are endless. And I've designed and redesigned throw pillows and afghans for all the pieces. In my head. It is so much easier and quicker to move furniture around and complete projects in my head.

Also the current furniture is now making me feel really claustrophobic.

Today is house cleaner day so my day to get out of the house. The cart is packed to the gills with Goodwill donations so that's where I will go first, then probably a quick grocery foray then I don't know what.

And that's it for plans for the day. There may be TV watching and knitting.

The sweater I started has morphed now into an entirely different sweater. I ripped out the sleeves and am redoing them along with the top. The sweater from the armpits down remains unchanged. Should be interesting.

The cats remain interesting... I love that they are still kitten enough to not yet have established real habits and yet both have strong, and different personalities. Last night when I left the living room for the bedroom, I announced 'Bedtime!'. I went back and pulled back the covers and laid out their yellow blanket on their side of the bed. And as soon as I fired up my audiobook, this is what I got next to me.


I mean really... so adorable. They moved around a little during the night. Biggie moved over to stretch out next to me and The Smalls positioned himself on top of my head. And then about 3 am, they decided to wrestle ... on the bed next to me but it was fine. They settled back until time to get up. They are really so lovable.

Time to get dressed.

Problems with my browser now and my tooth soon

So. Pixelbook. Latest Chrome version. No sound on Instagram stories. (Plenty of sound on Instagram videos - just not in stories.)

The Spotify web player has turned into a black web page. No player at all.

And then the Zappos website started turning on me. It kept sending me to their email preferences page. If I clicked on something, it would send me there for a half second and then redirect me. I was going nuts.

I did a complete factory reset on my Pixelbook (not that big a deal on a chromebook, fortunately). All three problems persist. Incognito mode. Instagram and Spotify still fail but Zappos was happier. So I turned off all extensions. Again Spotify and Instagram unfazed but Zappos fixed. Turned out my Last Pass extension was working from an old Zappos URL which clearly is only partially deprecated. Fixed that and all is good.

Spotify has excellent twitter support so they are working on the issue and I picked up a 'me too' in even asking the question.

Instagram. Nada.

I have a tooth. It's a molar. It's next to a hole where another molar, who went to dental heaven years ago, used to live. So it's there all by it's lonesome. It's been on its last legs for several years. It has multiple fillings as well as chips. It's hanging together by a prayer. None of the options for a fix are any good. The are all expensive and require hours in the dental chair - two non-starters - especially that last bit. But, now, it's developed a random sensitivity. Sometimes just breathing can bring on a stab of tooth pain. Less often I can bite down on something and it does not feel right.

I was hoping against hope that I would die before I had to do something about it but that's looking less likely. My best hope now is that it does not turn to constant hurt on a Friday afternoon.

And yes, any smart person or any person with half a brain, would have already at the very least made an appointment with the dentist already. I'm brilliant at some things, very smart at others, I can hold my own at a lot but dental anything shoves me into denial and an alarming clip.

But, my house is clean. My monthly subscribe and save from Amazon arrived just as I ran out of cat food (wet and dry) and litter. And, my fingers are crossed that I have a little luck left over to make the IKEA delivery come on Monday like they said it would.

Kitty kisses in the sun.