by me, June '14
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I just started reading this last night, and it keeps making me think of my ridiculously disciplined fish of a college roommate, Connie. I never understood how she managed to swim upwards of six hours a day and be an over-achieving student at the same time, or how she ate like a linebacker but was as lean as a dancer (probably had something to do with the six hours of daily swimming). Her last name (maiden) was spelled K E U N G, but pronounced almost exactly like mine, so to limit confusion, she had a few swim caps with K E R N on the side.
Anyway, I'm liking the book so far; it's beautifully written and illustrated. Lovely on three counts: as something to read, as an object, and as a reminder of my friend.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Finally hitched a ride to Ikea this past weekend and picked up a few Honefoss mirror sets. They're sold in packs of ten, and I've used five boxes so far. Trying to decide if I should stop here, or go ahead and use the sixth.
Two more things:
1. Yeah, there's no cover on that outlet behind the couch. We should probably do something about that.
2. That lampshade is way too small for that lamp. Don't worry; it's a placeholder.
Friday, August 16, 2013
This is, by far, the loveliest section of Home Depot.
We've been on a bit of house plant binge of late: succulents, ivy, polka dot plants, violets, aloe, a fiddle leaf fig, a Yucca, and then some. It's nice to have some green inside (the house needed it), and I suppose we'll be breathing a little better, too. Now I just need to stay on top of plant care.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Above 2 images via Gardenista
I saw some of these at Home Depot yesterday; I had to get something to patch a hole in a wall at the store, and I wound up in the garden department. Go figure. Anyway, they have some really big fiddle leaf fig trees (already 4-6 ft. tall), and then a few smaller ones, maybe 2 feet or so. Not sure if I should start small, or get something that's already huge. I'd like to stick it in the corner of the living room, at the end of the sofa. There's plenty of room for a big plant... I just don't want people to walk in the room and go "Whoa. That is a big tree. You have a very big tree in your house." Or something like that.