It's strange, how a whole day can be marked by two small things. In this case, a small table, and an even smaller elephant. I got the elephant sewn, despite much fear on my part, and it looks adorable. And was really rather easy. It only took oh, 2 hours, from start to finish. (Including fussing with the sewing machine.) I hope it's recipient likes it. Excuse the sidewaysness. I haven't a clue why that is, nor the will to fix it. You can turn your head sideways, can't you dear readers?
Also, this gorgeous gem was sitting forlornly beside the dumpster when we left to go grocery shopping. I desperately wanted to bring it upstairs right that instant, but I knew that if we stopped to bring it upstairs, Monterey Market would close before we got there, and then we would have very little for dinner. (We'd scrounge, but not that much). So I hoped it would still be there when we got back. As I turned the corner, I craned my neck and finally, what did I see? This golden treasure sitting hidden behind the eyesore of a dumpster. What is this precious find? Yes! Its a small real wood kitchen table. We have been borrowing a card table from my mom. While this table is wobble and scratched up, its real wood. and hey, the card table was wobbly too. It needs refinishing. It is exactly what I was looking for, and hoping to pay less than 50 bucks for when I have that money. Now, I have it for free!!! All I need is 4 chairs of my own. (Ideally 2 folding, two non folding, I think.) I currently am borrowing two folding chairs.
Anyways, I had a decent day, though it was not as productive for looking for a second job as it should have been. At least I have a kitchen table, and an elephant to give, and blackberries and cream for dessert. Makes the world seem pretty friendly :D
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