My Memorial Day present to myself has finally arrived.
I’ve had the same craptastic mattress and boxspring since the winter of 93/94 and my daily back protests just got to be too much. Once Uncle Sam gave me my hard-earned cash back and I set aside a chunk for Australia, I took what was left and took advantage of Macy’s Memorial Day sale. I ended up getting a firmer mattress than I’d really like, but with my pesky lower back issues, I figured firmer would be better in the long run. We’ll see how I sleep. After sleeping on such an old, tamped down mattress and boxspring for years, the new set – which stands 27" off the floor – feels like I need a stepladder to climb in.
I have lots of projects in the works that require my attention:
Project 365: I have COMPLETELY fallen off the wagon with this whole photo-a-day project. Ever since I joined Take a Class with Dave & Dave on Flickr, I find that I focus on taking photos to pictures to fulfill those requirements and forget take everyday pictures. [FYI, if you’re interested in this whole Take a Class… thing, the original class is full, but you can ‘audit’ it here.
Project Spectrum: Oy. While I’m completely fascinated by the notion of Project Spectrum, I simply don’t knit quickly enough. The only projects I’ve managed to complete in the two-month color segments have been socks, and Writhe and I even missed that mark for May. I’m almost to the toe decreases but not quite there yet. I’ll cast on for June/July’s socks with my Buckeye-colored Claudia’s Handpainted once I wrap those up. I need to remember that it’s not just for knitting but I should look for this period’s red, black and metallic shades everywhere. DC United game anyone?
Decorating project: Well, I’ve got the new princess-and-the-pea bed, some snazzy picture frames I picked up at AC Moore’s moonlight madness sale, and four nearly-painted walls. Mysteriously, the green walls painted MUCH easier than the off-white ones. The coverage isn’t nearly as good; I may actually need to pick up another gallon of paint to go over the edges and some places where it’s streaky. I made a decent dent at cleaning my room to make room for the bed, but there’s still more to do. How I can fill 3 trashbags and not make a dent is beyond me.
My teams: Chimmie was set up for a top-5 finish at the rain-delayed Dover race when they blew a right rear. Grrr. 15th for us. DCU tied the Galaxy in their Saturday night match-up but since it wasn’t televised on good ol’ basic cable, I don’t know if it was a ‘good’ draw or a boring one.