This has been some weather this week! We hit 78 yesterday and the overnight low was around 60, so that meant biking for breakfast!
Happy bike face!! We haven’t been on the bikes in 2 weeks and it felt good. Of course, we now live 1 mile from the coffee shop instead of 6, so we took a circuitous route there to add some miles.
Fall plantings downtown:
It’s so warm that it feels like summer around here. Looks like fall, though:
Work has been really busy, which is a good thing. For a while there, I was concerned about not enough work after losing my main account, but they gave me some more work and I think maybe a couple MTs left or something because there has been plenty of work lately. Feast or famine and I will have to feast as much as I can 😀
My snack with my afternoon latte – Newman Ginger O’s:
I have a good relationship with food now, but I still have those foods I don’t let in the house for fear of bingeing on them. Newman Ginger O’s are one of those foods. I have decided to bring those foods into the house and learn that I don’t have to eat them all at once. Of course, I won’t be having them all here at the same time 😀 I have been doing okay with these cookies.
Work is progressing on the dining room. Painting has begun (YAY!!!) and I finally chose a light fixture.
I really struggled with this one as we wanted something Tiffany, but I was afraid the diffusion of the light wouldn’t be enough. I had looked at this fixture and really liked it, but I thought it was too small for the room at 13 inches. You are supposed to take the length of the room on the diagonal and that should be the size of your ceiling fixture in inches (according to experts). This room is 17.5 feet in diagonal, which means a 17 inch fixture. I finally decided to go ahead and get the light I liked since I kept coming back to it. And you know – it fits just fine! Not too small and I love it. Goes to show that the experts aren’t always right.
On top of all this, I got an email from my old soap client last week asking for more soap. It’s always an ’emergency’ for her (not sure why she cannot plan it better, but whatever). I told her we had just moved and it would take some time to get them to her, but I just can’t turn the order down. It’s several hundred dollars and with the rehab and owning 2 houses, it is much needed $$$ 😀
So, I had to find my molds and all the stuff in the pile of boxes and set myself up in the basement main room as I am *not* making soap in my brand new kitchen.
My alchemy station by the giant fireplace in the basement.
I am about 3/4 done with the order. Just another couple days. Then I am sure something else will crop up…
Today’s pink item?
Random floral vase. This normally isn’t out – or wasn’t at our old place. Still finding homes for a ton of stuff 😀