Another project? – We painted another back hallway in our house. I like the piece by piece strategy. We aren’t living in chaos. (I don’t do well in chaos, especially kitchen chaos. Let’s just say it makes me more than a little cranky!) After much reflection, we are going to replace the wallpaper on one wall in the kitchen and declare ourselves done with house projects for now. Wallpaper is a sticky thing (literally and figuratively). Most people aren’t doing it much but I like a dab of it here and there for texture and effect.
Mom and Pop stores – The wallpaper brought me to my moral dilemma. There is a wonderful paint store nearby. We often get paint, advice and odd supplies there. They have a large wallpaper selection (which is hard to find these days) but they stopped the steep discount that they used to do. I found what I want but I can get it on-line for half-price. I patronize local businesses when I can but the lure of saving a lot of money draws me in. I couldn’t select wallpaper strictly on-line without seeing it so it’s important to keep the local brick and mortar stores. How about you? Do you pass the locally owned shops in favor of saving money?
The new season – Well, folks. The new TV season is back in full swing and I’m already disappointed. The first Castle show (one of my favs) turned out to be a 2-parter with the first part not making sense. I have a few more on my dvr that I haven’t seen and I’m hoping they didn’t go in for the sensational (or ridiculous). I saw the Mysteries of Laura and Debra Messing did not disappoint.
Go with your instinct – I bought a pair of inexpensive bi-focal glasses for reading. My eye doc said that the progressives have a smaller “reading” area and that’s been the cause of my eye fatigue. (Hey, better that than old age!) I was able to get a stripped down pair reasonably but I always get the silicone eye pads. My nose skin is like a greased pig for glasses. Somehow (and I don’t know why I didn’t go with my gut) the optician talked me into trying the hard plastic first. I had to go back because by the time my glasses settled, they were somewhere between my navel and my pubic bone.
Thank you all for your kind support – My post on grieving received a lot of views. Many of us are working through grief for all different kinds of losses. It was a part of my journey. It wasn’t as well written as I would have liked. Unlike Taylor Swift, I don’t do my best work when I’m in pain. She has a real talent. Wish I could turn tragedy into $$. If you missed the post it’s here.