Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Even more than last year

Tonight I braved the chilly outside to put up the exterior Halloween decorations. This year I've added 2 strings of blacklights. They'd look much better on the gutter than draped on the porch as they are now, but I don't have younger brother or boyfriend here to help with that. So railing it is!

Let's see, this weekend. I was so exhausted from work on Friday that I went home sick at lunch and just rested for the remainder of the day. It was nice. Saturday I spent around the house, went to church, chatted with John. Sunday was turkey dinner with T-L, Van and family. Dinner was delicious, thanks so much for inviting me again this year.

Monday I got up and started cleaning the house, doing laundry, and getting the indoor Halloween decorations up. My aunt from Halifax called that afternoon, said they were up at my grandfather's house and were cooking a turkey if I wanted to come for dinner, so I said sure. Two turkey dinners this weekend, not bad at all :)

Preparations are underway for the big visit at the end of the month. I've been putting off buying a desk for my office since before I moved out of my apartment. With John coming and needing to work from my house, this old desk I have just wasn't going to cut it. So off to Staples in search of a new desk. I caught a great deal, $50 off plus I had a $20 off coupon, bought it on Sunday and the delivered it yesterday. It still needs to be put together though. Either my brother or John will get that task. Depends on who gets here first... brother has not returned phone call yet :)

Today I went back to Staples and bought a new office chair. I've had the chair I am presently sitting on for close to 20 years, and it was used when I got it. Therefore, time for a new chair. It's currently in a box in my trunk, and I am going to see if I can remove it from the trunk in pieces and perhaps attempt to put it together. All that remains now is to buy a chairmat at Costco the next time I'm up there, which will be either the end of this week or sometime next week. Chairmats are much cheaper at Costco.

I started intermediate belly dance class last night. I was a little rusty, but remembered a surprising lot of moves for someone who hasn't touched it since June. This session sees us using finger cymbals (zils) and veils. I need to get to Wal-Mart or Fabricville in the next few days to buy some material to make a veil, either chiffon or organza, and then get some help to sew a hem on it. The hem has to be as small as possible, so as not to interfere with the flow of the fabric.

I think work may have finally started to calm down... but only for a few days. The next two weeks are the busiest of the whole year, so I have to be extra-available for any emergencies. Here's hoping there aren't any.

I think I will head out to the car and see what I can make of this chair. Won't spend too long on it... really want to catch up on the mountains of books I've been wanting to read.


Rosyphant said...

Yea Halloween decorations!
I'll help with the sewing. We can do your curtains in the living room at the same time :)

Lisa said...

Have fun at belly dancing. Some day I'll find time to try it... :)

Joanne said...

I bought my veil last night. Wal-mart had a disappointing selection, but I scored some material on discount at Fabricville :)

Your hands were really good in class. Has Jenn been teaching you over the summer ;)

I would be happy to help put your desk together. I've assembled all the furniture and chairs in our house. Its actually kind of fun.

liz said...

Hmmm. Maybe I will skip Wal-Mart then and head straight to Fabricville.

Thanks for the offer, but I did manage to find my younger brother and he's coming over tonight to help.

I put the chair together myself, and it was pretty easy. Still need to adjust to my comfiness, but it's definitely a lot better than what I had before.

Chris W. said...

Keep forgetting to email you: Suzy and I will be coming to the carving night, and I'm going to try and drop into the PP and get some pumpkins for us (and I'll give you call about dropping them at your place if I do).

canadianicewolf said...

Doubtful Van & I will make carving party since that's moving day. If someone thinks of us, call us when all is carved and on display and if we're not too pooped, well come over to admire the handiwork!!