Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day wiith Octopus Vomit
Happy Valentine's Day. I gave Esme a little beanie baby red raccoon.. which she liked. I have to go for my eye appointment soon - really need new glasses. And I was going to make some carrot coconut ginger soup later today. It's my only day off this week and I seem to have filled it UP... little goals sketched out on paper that I'd like to work on today.
And just a bit of a complaint / rant... about Pinterest. I like Pinterest. I love scanning through the pictures of things that are similar to each other in topics I am interested in. And, I don't mind ads scattered in there if they have to. BUT.. I hate moving ads.. and a lot of them want to move. And I'm not on Pinterest to watch videos - I'm there for static pictures, so it is HIGHLY distracting. It makes me want to scroll past anything that LOOKS like it might move - and definitely NOT pay attention to what is in the ad. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Pinterest advertisers - stop putting moving ads in our photo streams. They are distracting in an AVOID LOOKING at that square way... which I believe, is the opposite of the advertisers intention.
Got my glasses appointment done, ordered the most impact-resistant frames and lens that would work for me. They feel a lot like my current glasses - but with a titanium frame and a polycarbonate lens they ended up costing three times as much as the last pair... Why do I need impact-resistant? I downstock large boxes on lifts at the store and sometimes those boxes are not well-centered and come tipping towards me. I've bent my glasses numerous times on smaller boxes like faucets and bath fans - but also one major time bracing for impact against a vanity cabinet. The side of my frames got really bent up that day. And then it didn't help that one time I sat on the glasses on the bed either - but that was after I had them rebent into shape the first time. So it was nice to have 'bendy' glasses that could survive that.. but I was looking for a frame that maybe wouldn't be hurt by such things in the first place.
Picked up the canisters we ordered so we can make a 'dry goods center' for Esme to get pasta noodles without having to climb onto the cabinets, and to store a few things I've been using lately, like lentils and bulgur wheat. They are washed and drying out on the countertop - probably should dry them overnight at least...or at least up until we go to bed tonight. And I have the ingredients for the carrot soup and some yarn to try to make something I saw in the Welsh home decorating show. We've run around town, did co-op, and grocery and more... glad to be home and done for the day :)
Soup.. maybe cornbread, and make a dishtowel maybe that I've had the fabric laying out for a week and haven't cut or sewn it yet... finish drying and folding the laundry and then organize so that the canisters are easy to use. It's been a very full Thursday.