Impromptu picnic... and redecorating
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
I had a totally impromptu picnic with my eldest niece for dinner last night. I am out of picnic supplies though, so we used real china and silverware. She was coming over to walk our dogs together and hadn’t eaten dinner yet, so I offered to cook for her and bring it out to the picnic table for us to share, since she had her dog with her (visiting dogs are not allowed in the building any longer)... I let her choose the menu from the food options available in the fridge and freezer... so we ended up having cheese ravioli with just a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan, and roasted asparagus with sesame seeds. I shouldn’t have that much pasta, but eh, sometimes I just wanna have pasta, ya know? We will see what my morning glucose reading is... ( but it was worth it)
After I packed up the dirty serving dishes, and China, etc. it was time to walk the pups. Her dog is a Cattledog, so she is constantly moving, and my dog is obliviously going about his business. They are generally fairly well behaved when they walk together.
Tigan was going to help me with my rearranging project, but she was tired 💤 and her puppy was tired... so she is coming later today instead. I lost steam about 8:30 last night after unloading, moving, and putting books back on the shelves for 5 full-sized book cases. I am not trying to alphabetize when I put the books back on the shelves ( which is going to drive me nuts in short order)... so I can see another project in my future that involves sorting and re-alphabetizing my entire library.., which is fairly extensive, considering I live in a Studio apartment! I am also sorting out books to donate during this rearranging process, and I have a significant number of books to donate to the Literacy Volunteers used book store at the beginning of next month. That said, it just means that I almost have room on the shelves I own for the books I currently read and reread on a semi-regular basis. lol All that heavy lifting of bookshelves (my apartment has wall to wall carpeting, so I can’t slide them), and pacing back and forth putting books on shelves is hard work. And in the midst of all that I still managed to walk about 6 miles with the doggie.
So the impetus behind the big rearranging project was a discriminatory and dictatorial notice the building manager put on everyone’ door yesterday. I won’t go into details, but suffice to say it flipped my switch.., big time! I ranted to anyone and everyone who sat still long enough. I am still a little hot.., and I don’t generally bother getting truly angry about very many things. The redecorating project started out as a deep cleaning, before morphing into total transformation... that’s how angry and frustrated I am! I am just channeling that energy into productive use. Cooper is just staring at me like I am nuts... a lot of side-eyes and sighing happened yesterday...before he curled up and fell sound asleep.