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Which Side?

Do you have a “side of the bed” that you always sleep on?  When you’re a couple, do you always take the same side of the bed, even when you’re away from home? If you’re just one, do sleep on one side or do you take the middle?

When I was married, we always took the same side of the bed, wherever we were, visiting someone or in a hotel. I was thinking back this morning and it always worked out that I was the one nearest the door, which was also nearest the bathroom. I don’t know why. I think it just worked out that way. I don’t recall ever discussing it. It just was. Even in motels and hotels. It just was.

After my divorce, I kept my side of the bed. I could have switched. I could have switched. I could have slept in the middle. I guess old habits die hard.  I still sleep on the side closest to the bathroom; closest to the door.  It’s a big bed but I never sleep in the middle. I could. I just don’t. Old habits. In fact, but I guess that might be a different reason, I usually put stuff next to me in the bed. I put my Kindle there or, like right now, I have my phone, my Kindle, and the laptop (well I’m using the laptop but I picked it up from next to me) next to me  in bed.  I could take the entire bed but I don’t. I think the next time I have to change beds I will just get a single bed. They take up less space and I won’t have to fill the other side of the bed with stuff.

I will get my mind back on track. I’ll make it stop wandering.

Okay, back to regularly scheduled blogging.

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It’s very quiet here today.  Well, except for someone across the street using a power saw and cursing about the “damn union rules”!  But it is mostly quiet.  The kitty is getting acclimated but she wants to be in my arms or on my lap.  She doesn’t like it when I have to move her so I can do something besides hold her or stroke her fur.  But I have to, dear kitty!

I’m working on an ongoing project but right now I am waiting to get some more Command strips.  I am trying to get as many photos out of my phone and onto the walls as I possibly can.  Why take photos and keep them on the phone?  It’s like the boxes and boxes of print photos that I have.  So I have been finding a lot of frames in all sizes, mostly from the Dollar Tree, the Goodwill, Big Lots, and any place else I can think to look.  I just go by when I am in those stores and have a look to see if they have any that are nice, usable, and not too expensive. Then I bring them home and put pictures in them and use Command strips to mount them on the walls.  I have a small stack of photos from my last trip and from park days with the boys that I have sent to be developed (mostly the one hour service at Walgreens).  I pick and choose then I wait for coupon codes to get a deal then order the prints.  Right now I need to get a deal on the Command strips.  I think I found some on Amazon but I’m also looking other places because I sometimes find them on clearance.  It’s nice to look at the walls and see photos of people I love.  I’ve also started printing some of the photos of places…like sunsets, trees, some mission (California mission) photos that I really like. I’m waiting for a deal on enlargements so I can print the photo I took of the sun rising over the top of Haleakala volcano in Maui.

When I get my printer working (it works but it isn’t playing nice with my computer) I want to start printing a lot more pictures in different sizes and this time, instead of framing them I have a different plan.  I want to cover my sliding closet doors (they take up a whole wall in my bedroom) with white paper and then cover the paper with photos that I print on my printer.  A huge collage, if you will.  I remember doing that when I was in college and I think I would really like doing that on the closet in my bedroom. Printing on my computer will be much cheaper and I will be able to manipulate the size and the cropping of the photos much better.

Do you take a lot of pictures?  What do you do with them after you take them?

I’m reorganizing the living room so I can have room to get a scratching post/tree for my kitty.  The boys’ toys are all over the living room in big bins.  I have to minimize that.  I am sorting them into what they still use and getting rid of what they don’t use or maybe just putting them away in the outdoor storage shed.  I also got all their books out of a big bin and onto a small bookshelf that was not being used efficiently in another room. Now to rein in the Legos!  That’s a monumental task!

Well, this is sounding like a coffee share post, which I didn’t mean to do but now I’ve done it so there!  I’m hoping to come up with some new stuff this week..ideas that have been in my head for some time need to come out.  I have to see if I can still think and write like I used to.  We shall see.

Just popping out to say hello.

Just popping out to say hello.

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