Our little free library has been up for about a week now! Last Thursday was so beautiful and sunny and springlike – bookended by days and days of rain. Telfer had the day off after a grueling night call (slept all night) and so he spent an afternoon sawing wood and digging a hole to finish up the project. I am of course a little fuzzy on the technical details but I do know about shelving books. Classic.
I am delighted by the whole thing of course. It’s so interesting to see which books have already been borrowed and the titles that have been added by neighbors. One of my neighbors threatened to bring over her copy of 50 Shades of Grey (!) and in the spirit of public libraries, I said of course you can! If you have never been to our house before, our street is one of the borders of our old neighborhood. Across the street is state buildings and our sidewalk gets a lot of foot traffic all day long – neighbors and state workers. The girls love this little project of ours too. They check on the LFL every morning, clomping down the front steps in their rain boots and rain jackets, on our way out the door.
I registered our little free library on the map today but it could be awhile before it shows up. If you don’t live in Olympia, you might want to see if there are other LFL’s in your town.
These are all about a week old but still. I made this mini-chocolate cake for all three of my sweeties as seen here. Mine wasn’t quite as pretty but my girls thought I was amazing. Cate especially. The girls and I took a little trip on the bus down to the Bread Peddler and had such fun together. I love having these big girls that walk and talk and have opinions. Such a delight. Especially when pastry is involved. George is already doing so well on the leash. Henry was terrible on the leash as a puppy (and as an adult, ahem) but George just seems to get it. I love taking them both on a walk in our neighborhood.
1. Evernote. I have been using Evernote for about nine months to keep track of my life – sending it recipes, receipts, contact information, to-do lists, random ideas and work projects. The possibilities are endless. I will say it took almost six months to even get Evernote completely. Now that I am a rabid fan I am trying to convert Telfer. I keep saying but we can share notebooks! So far he is not impressed. If you are interested, read this article. Title of blog aside, it is the best I have read on the possibilities of Evernote.
2. This little white pot. My Valentine’s gift this year from Telfer. The girls drink a lot of hot chocolate in the winter in little tiny owl cups and this white pot lets me heat up the milk on the stove and pour it carefully into their cups without dripping. I am on a campaign to rid myself of the microwave…
3. Project. On President’s Day weekend (and the week after), Telfer and I conquered our closet situation. Our closet in our room is spacious but it desperately needed to be painted and the lighting updated. The other thing we did was put together this PAX wardrobes from Ikea. I don’t want to be too dramatic but these wardrobes have significantly improved my life. Finally, I have a place for everything in my closet. My sweaters aren’t stored on the floor in bins where I can’t see anything. I can get dressed without making a huge mess. I could go on and on!
4. House of Cards. Telfer and I are obsessed with House of Cards on Netflix. We just started Season 2. I love so many things about this show – the lighting, the mood, the complete unlikability of the characters, Kevin Spacey’s direct asides to the audience, Robin Wright’s clothes. We are in deep.