Just call me the Grand Dame of Unfinished Projects. By that chair, a rag-tied Christmas wreath, 1/16 done (needed to start it for proof of color concept). By this chair, two crochet projects; a scarf that could travel with me in the car on a trip to Kansas, and a shawl-ish thing that is bulky and can’t be done with a clingy cat on your lap. Down the hall, a folded basket of laundry that I haven’t put up; Mount To-Be-Read in various stacks and piles…

So what am I doing? Feet up watching old Muppets Tonight episodes. I have a crush on Bobo.

And to add a little class to my unscheduled pit stop, a cup of this really nice roasty-toasty oolong, courtesy of our friend derk. It strikes me as being very un-oolongy with a very gentle honey-wheat toast profile. I’ve often joked about my husband’s hyper-tuned floral sensor; I let him sample it and he picked up some jasmine and floral notes, which are confirmed somewhat by other reviews. But to me, those are very much in the background. A little loveliness in the midst of undone housework.

Rosehips

I find this highly relatable. And it sounds like a highly nice tea to enjoy a day with!

Evol Ving Ness

Absolutely with you there. Capture the loveliness! Also, it’s quite cool that you share your life with someone whose tastebuds are wired a bit differently than your own.

Lexie Aleah

Aww, that sounds like a cute wreath!

Leafhopper

That sounds like a lovely break from all the projects! I’m a world-class procrastinator, and the only reason I keep Mount To-Be-Read somewhat under control is that most of my books are from the library. (However, my library stopped charging late fees during the pandemic, so it’s a little less under control than it should be.)

gmathis

We live just outside of city limits, which nixes our library access without a pricey annual fee. (And you can’t read library books in the bathtub.) We have a couple of great used bookstores with very reasonable trade-in policies, and I’m the out of town book mule for a work friend who lives even farther out. She brings me her entire family’s castoffs to read or trade, as long as I pick authors I know she’ll like, too. Pretty good arrangement.

gmathis

Lexie Aleah, the wreath couldn’t be easier if you need to make some inexpensive gifts. A round wire Dollar Tree wreath form and some 99 cent bandanas cut into strips. Pick a color pattern and tie knots around the form to your heart’s content.

Michelle

Not having library access is just terrible, WY has a state wide elibrary with lots of popular books, and not so many obscure ones. E-readers are not so good for the bathtub, but convenient for travel. My mount-to-be read seems to grow without me looking, probably because ThriftBooks keeps sending me emails and their books can be less expensive than some fancy teas.

Mastress Alita

I work in a public library, and we are supported specifically off of our city’s property taxes, hense having to charge an annual fee to residents that don’t live within our city limits. Most of the smaller surrounding towns have their own local libraries, but opt for ours because it is much larger with a better selection. Our yearly fee for non-residents is less than the cost of two new hardback books, so I tell people to gauge off of that whether they think it would be worth it to them or not.

gmathis

That’s exactly how our library calculates the out of town rate—library costs of operation broken down per resident. I’ve considered buying a non-resident card several times…mostly my delays are prompted by personal foot-dragging and sloppy reading habits…if I don’t get bubble bath on my books, I spill lunch on them ;)

Kawaii433

I really like this particular tea, gmathis. I have bought it a couple of times. II still have a little left I think. It is very roasty, toasty, and comforting.

gmathis

I think I have enough left for one more nice sit-down. It has been a real treat!

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Rosehips

I find this highly relatable. And it sounds like a highly nice tea to enjoy a day with!

Evol Ving Ness

Absolutely with you there. Capture the loveliness! Also, it’s quite cool that you share your life with someone whose tastebuds are wired a bit differently than your own.

Lexie Aleah

Aww, that sounds like a cute wreath!

Leafhopper

That sounds like a lovely break from all the projects! I’m a world-class procrastinator, and the only reason I keep Mount To-Be-Read somewhat under control is that most of my books are from the library. (However, my library stopped charging late fees during the pandemic, so it’s a little less under control than it should be.)

gmathis

We live just outside of city limits, which nixes our library access without a pricey annual fee. (And you can’t read library books in the bathtub.) We have a couple of great used bookstores with very reasonable trade-in policies, and I’m the out of town book mule for a work friend who lives even farther out. She brings me her entire family’s castoffs to read or trade, as long as I pick authors I know she’ll like, too. Pretty good arrangement.

gmathis

Lexie Aleah, the wreath couldn’t be easier if you need to make some inexpensive gifts. A round wire Dollar Tree wreath form and some 99 cent bandanas cut into strips. Pick a color pattern and tie knots around the form to your heart’s content.

Michelle

Not having library access is just terrible, WY has a state wide elibrary with lots of popular books, and not so many obscure ones. E-readers are not so good for the bathtub, but convenient for travel. My mount-to-be read seems to grow without me looking, probably because ThriftBooks keeps sending me emails and their books can be less expensive than some fancy teas.

Mastress Alita

I work in a public library, and we are supported specifically off of our city’s property taxes, hense having to charge an annual fee to residents that don’t live within our city limits. Most of the smaller surrounding towns have their own local libraries, but opt for ours because it is much larger with a better selection. Our yearly fee for non-residents is less than the cost of two new hardback books, so I tell people to gauge off of that whether they think it would be worth it to them or not.

gmathis

That’s exactly how our library calculates the out of town rate—library costs of operation broken down per resident. I’ve considered buying a non-resident card several times…mostly my delays are prompted by personal foot-dragging and sloppy reading habits…if I don’t get bubble bath on my books, I spill lunch on them ;)

Kawaii433

I really like this particular tea, gmathis. I have bought it a couple of times. II still have a little left I think. It is very roasty, toasty, and comforting.

gmathis

I think I have enough left for one more nice sit-down. It has been a real treat!

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