Snow...a real snow.  The amazing thing?  It was forecasted to arrive at 4 PM and it did.  That never happens!  According to the roof of my car, we got about 4 inches (also forecasted!!).  The best part about it though, was that the roads were cleared early this morning and there were absolutely no problems getting to work.  The hardest part was getting the snow off of the center of the top of the car!  It was absolutely "mohawkish" for a bit.

It's unfortunate that work was unaffected by the snow...we were all hoping for a snow day today, especially since Saturdays are a bit slow anyway.


Finally found the chairs...

I've been looking for a couple of chairs for my room since Spring.  Found the inspiration picture on Frenchtown Station's Facebook page.  A friend and I visited there a few months ago and the chairs weren't there...things come and go rather quickly in this super-cute little shop.  Anyway, I found the chairs elsewhere, and also a copycat of the ottoman.

I love the spare look of the leather butterfly chairs.  While they aren't the chairs I imagined last Spring--I was more in the market for a huge comfortable reading chair--the chairs paired with the slouchy leather ottoman will be perfect and the set won't take up as much space.  I found the chairs locally (and on Amazon) for not a lot of money, and the ottoman is available on Amazon.  Can't wait...my first big purchase of  2019, coming up!


First snow of the season....

...and I don't care.  We totally skipped autumn here.  We went from blazing hot summer directly into winter, or maybe I should say cold, gloomy weather.  The first snow/freezing rain event happened yesterday on November 14.  Way too early!  The ground is covered this morning, and the road in front of the house looks slick--and it is a curvy, hilly road. 

Here's a view from "the penthouse", through the blind slats.  I'm off work through next Tuesday...combination of birthday holiday and a floating holiday for Thanksgiving next week.  My only thing to look forward to, in regard to leaving the house, is an adventure with my friend Carol.  We're finally going to go to Ferdinand's Christkindlmarkt on Saturday.  We've been talking about going for years!


...as if you're life depended on it.

I wish that I didn't have an interest in politics.  I wish that I didn't wake up in the middle of a somewhat restless sleep and think about the way the world is turning.  But I do.  I care about what is happening here and there...those people "the caravan" will be at our border at Thanksgiving.  Greeting them with armed forces isn't very welcoming, is it?  If we were in a terrifying situation and needed to leave, wouldn't it be nice to think that we have a safe place to go?  Put it in perspective...if you were a battered woman and you needed to get out of that situation (maybe along with your child(ren)), wouldn't you want a safe space?  Thank goodness we at least recognize that problem here in Evansville.  We don't need to be caretakers for the world, but we do need to show compassion, and not vitriol. Vote tomorrow...because your life does depend on it.



September always feels like the start of a new year.  New experiences, new outlook, and hopefully, "new" weather...crispy, perhaps!

I'm on week three of an online library class.  I need it to keep my librarian certification, since I don't have an MLS (I have a Masters in Public Service Administration).  This online class seems to have a lot of moving parts...lots to keep track of.  I think that I'd perfer an "in person" class, but it is cost prohibitive.  As it is, I pay for this class (and the four others I need to take) even though it is a requirement of my job.  What's the fun in that?

Other projects:

Art journaling.  I love the idea of it, get all of the "stuff" for it--and by that, I mean drag out all of my art supplies--and then I end up staring at a blank journal page.  Draw Your Day is a wonderful "you can do it!!" book.  Beautiful illustrations, and just enough push to get you started.

Other projects:
Pre-Halloween decorating
Playing with Vivian

Life is fairly smooth now (other than that pesky class!), so I'm grateful for that.