87: So much to do

(The Knight of the Exit Door.)

Poor guy.  He’s the Earl of Sandwich,  in between mattresses, trunks, cabinets, and an old console television.  Looks like he’s a little tired too, the way he’s leaning.  I bet it gets exhausting watching the door all the time.

One of the things I like about this photo is the glove on the door of the cabinet.  I didn’t notice it when I took the shot.  Hard to believe.  It really stands out now when I look at it.

By the time M and I were able to visit Porter Furniture, things shown on the internet that we were interested in were gone.  I suspect most of the really good stuff was hauled off in the first day or two of the going-out-of-business sale.

We did not leave empty handed, though.  There were still a few things to be had that we were interested in having.  We found a pair of andirons for our basement fireplace.  We needed a new pair and they had several pair to choose from.

(Walkers, crutches, and shower chairs, oh my.)

We looked at a bizarre lamp that was huge and black and shaped like some strange alien insect.  We thought it might make a nice sculpture for the new patio.  Alas, we couldn’t figure out a way to transport it.

I found something that I think M the Younger will like.  I don’t know how I’m going to wrap it up for Christmas.  Maybe I’ll just stick a bow on it.  I would tell you what it is but it’s possible he might actually read my blog once in a blue moon and with my luck, this would be the once.

I’ll have to tell you more about it tomorrow or maybe Monday.  My family is arriving tomorrow and we’re meeting with a friend this afternoon and well, there is so much to do!

(Today’s view of the pond.)

I did fit in my outdoor time.  However.  I have to be honest.  I wasn’t there.  My mind was busy with to-do lists and planning and wondering if I forgot something and apalled that I was outside (WASTING TIME) when I could be indoors getting more chores done and what about that salad I was supposed to make today???

What’s funny about it all is that I decided I didn’t have time to bundle up in the usual way.  So there I was without my snow pants or the several layers or the cozy mitten-gloves, thinking, “Wow!  It’s warm out here!” and that’s when the other thoughts shut off for just a moment, long enough for me to take a few deep breaths and appreciate that the sun was shining on me and we were having a heat-wave of 28 degrees.

(A patch of blue sky above the snow awning.)

Time to run.  Did I mention we’re meeting a friend today?  Off to Akron we go…


14 Comments on “87: So much to do”

  1. photobyholly says:

    Fascinating shop – what an eclectic collection of “stuff”!! I love the fact that they have everything from a suit of armor, to medical supplies!! I’ll be interested to see what you bought for a gift. LOVE the view of the pond today – the natural framing of the tree with the blue sky and puffy clouds is just beautiful!!

  2. Still think that I would find a lot of little treasures in that furniture shop , the more unusual the better , dont know how or why the earl of sandwich could end up there , love the pic of the blue sky over the snow covered awning.
    Have a great time with your family and friends
    Ian aka Emu

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Ian. 🙂

      lol! I’m not sure how he ended up there either. There were lots of treasures to be found there. The problem was choosing.

  3. Marianne says:

    I laughed when I read your caption below the first photo. I thought, “I could be called the queen of the exit door” since I seem to have spent most of my life leaving something er other. (I have a strange sense of humor sometimes.)

    The pond view is pretty. It looks like we have about the same amount of snow.

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your friend and family.

  4. I love to rummage around in shops like that! I would be afraid that I would spend way to much money though. Im excited to see what you got M for Christmas too. And a big congrats on the guest blog spot!!!

  5. Bo Mackison says:

    What a fun place to snoop in!

  6. I especially love the changing views of the pond, Robin. The bare, wintery tree branches in front of the mottled white/blue sky and all of that icey snow look fantastic!

    Porter Furniture reminds me of an old wares store not far from us here. They’ve been having a “closing down sale” every year, for about ten years now!! I must investigate the store again, over the Christmas break.

  7. Nickie says:

    That’s funny, about you “wasting time outdoors”. That’s exactly how I felt today, when I asked the kids if they would like to post my Christmas cards. I purposefully left them so that we could all get out of the house today and walk to the postbox. It was a good idea, but I had so much to do that I had no patience for their very slow pace and their desire to play in the snow all the way there and back. In the end I felt like a really bad mum. 😦

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