Hey, it'll be like a free $110 for tiny time and effort. But me spend hours rolling all those dimes in paper rolls? Uh, no. I'll just dump them in the 'change exchange machine' at our supermarket.
Although----- has anyone heard of those machines blowing-up into smithereens after dime overload? 😏
2.) Oh! The upcoming Glass Castle movie might be cool/creative/bittersweet. Check out the trailer here.
3.)Well, for whole decades I've been meaning to buy Mylar book covers for my old books with crumbling, barely-there dust jackets, especially. (I keep telling you I should win the World's Best Procrastinator Award.)
Anyway, finally I ordered 20 Mylar covers from Ebay and oh! I felt like Mrs. Efficient while safely encasing my books in these sturdier dust jackets. Most fun I'd had in a long time (and yes, truly I need to get out more).
4.) Have you watched the documentary, 'Black Out' at Netflix? Wow, I don't recall hearing anything about that dark, scary night in New York City, but then, that year (77), I was a high school senior in faraway California, so that makes sense.
Anyway, Tom and I found the show incredibly interesting.
5.) Seldom while perusing local real estate online do I view rooms of kindred spirits, yet days ago I did! How fun to click through these --
The white painted dresser is so Daisy Cottage, right?
Even the basement was decorated (much like the living room) and had a cedar half-bath(!) --
This 1950's ranch has an attached garage and tempted even Tom, but it's a tad more than we'd like to pay and besides, we're both feeling too old to move again. (I've spent waaay more time working through all this I-may-never-move-again than I've ever told you.)
Yet still, it's fun to window shop for houses and garner new ideas.
6.)Which reminds me, have you watched the new HGTV show called Home Town? Oh. My. Goodness. Ben and Erin's old house restorations/decor/staging make me cry. Seriously. I've watched hundreds of other HGTV shows(!) but never has anyone struck that close to the real decorating heart of me.
And frankly, it's hard for me to watch, for on this side of Heaven, anyway, I'll never have such perfect rooms. So I must remind myself (and remind myself) that Heaven holds my real/permanent/best home, not this passing-away Earth.
But still--eegads. That Ben and Erin are remarkable.
7.) Sheesh. If you've not already noticed, Life certainly has its disappointments. Two more ash trees on our street were
It's now like this --
%$#@&^%. It's heartbreaking. (And the word 'desecration' comes to mind.) Darn those ash bores anyway.
There's one ash tree left, one which fills our picture window with beauty as I lie upon the couch, staring up all dreamy-eyed, especially during tv commercial breaks --
If that tree goes? Oh dear. It'll stretch every bit of grace I've got.
I hope our city will someday plant new non-ash trees in place of the fallen ones. It would help our hearts.