Sideways, but fine.

             A full hour late?  Why yes, that’s correct.  We are posting this in a tardy fashion.  (Not a record, but close.)  I have a half-written draft, with today’s message (now going to be tomorrow’s message) saved and not ready for viewing.

             Wanna know why?  Of course you do.  The card below will speak for itself.  Also?  Emma showed up last night.  She stayed over.  And we all slept late.  Then today, she and I went to a yard sale (held by a school pal of hers).  Which was next door to a fundraising baked goods table.  We got treats.

             And these treasures.  The cabinet/shelving unit is about four feet high, or around there, I can’t really estimate size.  I just know that it’s not as tall as me.

white shelving units

In front of our driveway gate, with some persistent greenery trying to escape the yard.

             The fabric draped over the side is what I selected.  Batiks.  Super nice.  But slightly musty smelling.  They are soaking in vinegar right now, and will soon be hanging on my outdoor clothes line.  Yes, in the rain.  It’s supposed to come back tonight.

             The afternoon just spun out of control after that.  A neighbor called to say that ANOTHER neighbor had a big red chair on the sidewalk.  For FREE!  Obviously we needed to get down there, quickly!

             Turns out, it’s the beloved large chaise that belongs to one of my oldest friend’s daughter who (due to circumstances beyond her control) has recently moved back home.  Mom and Dad don’t have room for this.  But guess what?  I do.  Because I sent Emma home with HER beloved (ugly!) chair.

             I told Megan I’d store this one for her, until she was out on her own again.  And by “store” it, I obviously meant that I’d sit in it and read library books.  Soon there will be a nice picture for you, but now, here’s the daily draw.

the tower

The Tower – 16
mostly reversed

             This is the direction we like to see our Towers.  Buffered and less than destructive.   Instead, this way tells us that we’ve been through the worst part already, and what changes are still on their way won’t be too shocking.

             It just felt slightly skewed and not too painful.  Which is always good to see.  When we transition it can be uncomfortable, but with a predominantly crooked view, we’ll survive with all of our limbs intact.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

             There is no mileage today because we had to drive, in order to move furniture around.  And who knows what tomorrow is going to do, I’ll be starting my day off by getting a dental x-ray.

5 thoughts on “Sideways, but fine.

  1. While disappointed that the wonderful weather has departed (for now) we did get out and enjoy a bunch of different things this weekend. Yard work, bike rides, motorcycle rides, a trip to a native plant nursery, planting most of the plants from said nursery (a first for us!), a marching band gig and some grilling festivities were all on the menu.

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    Well, damn. THAT was accomplished!
    J

    10:06 p.m.
    10-7-13

  2. Ooooooo, very nice little shelving unit! Lucky you! I have treasure envy. And what are you going to make with the material?

    I was surprised to see sun when I sluggishly arose at 11:30. It had rained all night (we needed it) and was supposed to be rainy all day. Unfortunately the 80 degree weather left with the rain. *sigh* It will be 60’s and 40’s this week. Which means running the furnace. But! It will still be warm enough for me to get outside and work. (See, I found some positve! 🙂 )

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    The little shelves are for Emma at her new place. And I have no clue what I’ll do with my batiks. (One has a nicely finished edge, with fringe, so maybe I’ll just wear it.)
    J

    10:08 p.m.
    10-7-13

  3. LOVE the treasures! I don’t have much room for any new treasures, but I can completely enjoy seeing those of other folks!

    Yesterday we went to a movie and then sat on a bench overlooking the ocean for a while. I might actually walk on the beach today (depends on the weather). But if not, I’ll sit and look at it and listen to it some more. That is soothing and makes me feel good.

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    Beach time equals:
    HEALING!
    J

    10:09 p.m.
    10-7-13

  4. Whew – the tower reversed – we dodged a bullet there. Love that fabric.

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    Reversed is our favorite direction for this one, no doubts – no hesitation.
    J

    10:10 p.m.
    10-7-13

  5. Gorgeous fabric! Why don’t you paint the inside of the shelves one color and the outside another – like deep blue and green or something? Although shelves are a pain to paint so maybe not . . .
    Thank you for sending the better weather here – it finally rained and now it’s cool!! Yay, snuggle time!

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    Empress has been painting shelves for weeks now, I’m sure she won’t leave this set white. I would, but she won’t. Great idea to use two shades!
    J

    10:11 p.m.
    10-7-13

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