I’m loving the new keyboard at work. It works so well!
I have a new yukata coming. It’s pink with yabane and sakura (arrow patterns and cherry blossoms, for all you normal people). There’s a couple more I’m thinking of getting off an eBay store, too, but they’re more expensive.
My mother and I went to the RG Canning Swap Meet in Ventura yesterday. I got some cool stuff:
a type drawer. I’ve been wanting one, but they’re usually full of cobwebs and falling apart. This one is in perfect shape. I’m going to fill it with type and hang it in my office. ($15, marked $24)
a framed program for Man of La Mancha. I tore the front a little getting it out, but it still looks good. ($4.25, marked $8.50 - everything was half off)
A cool white (mother of pearl?) pin of a Japanese pheasant. I’m going to use it for kimono (naturally)
my sister’s birthday present - a cool rosary. ($20 for this and the pin)
a cool metal cart from the 50s or so. It’s got an outlet and cord, but I’m not planning on using them. My mom actually found it. I’m going to put the microwave on it so I can reclaim that counter space. My sister is going to be jealous - it’s her yellow. I’m going to paint it, probably blue. ($35)
Rick is taking me out to eat this Saturday. My mom insists that you’re not allowed to socialize with a married person of the opposite sex unless you include the spouse. Well, his wife can come if she wants, but I don’t see the problem in any case. Glancing at my calendar I notice that, huh, that’ll actually be the anniversary of Ted Wolf’s death. (He created Thundercats). Too bad I don’t have a Thundercats t-shirt any more. I think all my pins fell apart too.
My new dentist rocks. He is open on Saturdays. He is cheap – and I mean cheap – for 3 fillings, even out of network, it only cost me $100 ($50 of that was my deductible). He’s fast – 30 minutes for 3 fillings and he did a great job. Oh, yeh, and he and his staff are very nice.
I finished my July 4th dress, it’s cute. Jumper style dress in navy blue with white stars and a simple collar-less shirt in red and white stripes. I just need some cute sandles or flip-flops to go with it, maybe in gold, that’d be cute. Helping my daughter make her dress – she’s doing a pretty good job so far. It’s her first project on her own.
Got my New EEE PC today.
I slept in a bit. Eventually got up, switched on my big PC to check the delivery tracking. Almost within seconds of opening up the tracking page there was a knock at the door - as if they knew.
Litoris - Who is the dentist? (Not that I can afford it even if he’s cheap)
Silver Tyger Girl - I took some pics of an antique kimono my mother has, but I haven’t downloaded them yet. I wanted you to see it. It’s dark blue silk with embroidered flowers and birds. It has a sash with fringe, not an obi. It’s beautiful.
A friend of mine posted on another board that he and his wife hosted a 12 year old Russian orphan in the hopes that the agency could find her a home. They decided to adopt her.
My yukata came. It’s brighter pink than I expected, but still not Barbie pink. I have to check and make sure I have an obi that’ll look good with it. I’m still trying to decided if I want to pick up one or two more - all the one’s I’m look at are $30 - $35 plus like $10 shipping. So I’d want to buy two to make the shipping worth it, but…
If I did a ‘help me pick a yukata’ thread, do you think it’d get any responses?