Thursday, December 7, 2017

I Like Thursday: Seasonal Good Stuff

It's Thursday and time again for Not Afraid of Color to host things we like.  I ran into a lot of little likes this week.

The best part of making all those cookies is giving them away.  Well, not entirely - I like eating them, too.  But I really enjoy the looks on people's faces when I drop off cookies:  oohs and aahs and smiles and hugs.  I simply left the box for my vet with her receptionist, not wanting to interrupt her day (Thursday is surgery day).  Before I even pulled out of the parking space, she burst through the front door to say thanks.  Yeah - that made both of our days!

I am amused by Miss Havisham's insulting tea cups (scroll down to For the lady who speaks her mind...).

I like that I figured out the perspective tool in Gimp (a freeware Photoshop).  The quilts tops I recently finished were too big to shoot straight overhead.  It irks the anal-retentive side of me when photos of my rectangular quilts look trapezoidal.  I learned how to square them out.  I'm not sure if I quite got the proportions correct, but I think my touch-ups look great.  Maybe I'll no longer need to balance off the edges of furniture to get a perfect floor shot?

I like the new quarter-watt bulbs Rob got for the candles.  They're bright and very yellow for LEDs.  The wattage is so low I skipped putting the timers - these are on day and night.  I was restless Monday night so I calculated electricity usage in my head in an effort to fall asleep:  leaving these on 24 hours a day for two months will take less energy than lighting the incandescent ones for two weeks at five hours a night.  Cool!  (Plus I loved not trying to synchronize three different timers.)

The threat of voice activated flashing lights hasn't happened (yet), but I do have a new nifty timer (now that I don't need any for the candle lights).  There's an app for that!  The timer is small,  silent and can be shut on and off for whatever time combination I want.  Pretty cool.  It's ridiculous the types of apps that work with smart phones and tablets.  The technology evolves so quickly.




I like my clean fridge.  I can't even tell you how much I like it.  Spent well over an hour on Monday scrubbing it inside and out.  Damn - it needed it.  Now every time I open the door I go ooh.  Everything's so white and shiny!



I moved around some of the magnets on the fridge.  This little stuffed lobster (it has magnets in its claws) is now hanging on my sewing machine.  Isn't it cute?  I figured I'd try it as a pin cushion.  We'll see if it works or just gets in the way.  I'll admire it for now.


All good stuff that makes me happy.


7 comments :

  1. oh, a clean fridge. Awesome joy! I want the candle bulbs... tell me more. Brand where to get them, etc. Having lights on all day is a fab luxury. I have the ones that come on when it's dark, from Michaels. The cookies look so good. I wish someone would give us a plate of home made Christmas cookies. Maybe next year I'll be settled somewhere and able to bake again. Here's hoping! LeeAnna

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  2. Oh a clean fridge. I need to do that, but I think I need to finish my gifts, and bake some cookies. I like your falling asleep calculating wattage. Which reminds me I was given a box full of candles Maybe I should go seek them out. Your posts always make me smile.

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  3. The lobster on your sewing machine made me laugh out loud, and I sympathize with your wonderful clean fridge feelings. My fridge is due for a cleanout, but I did a deep scrub on my microwave last week and it makes me smile every time I open it now.

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  4. Hi Sally,
    I had to giggle at you doing math in the middle of the light to figure out the new lightbulb usage. HAHA - I thought that was something only would do . . . and not tell anyone. Those new LED candle bulbs look great and very realistic. And your clean refrig is going to prompt me to clean mine - oh boy, I suspect it needs it terribly. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Your plate full of goodies looks so yummy! What fun to surprise someone with it, too! And a clean fridge is always a good thing, even if it is work. We got a new one about a year ago, and I was determined to keep it clean, lol! You know how that goes, you still have to work at it.

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  6. I like to bake too many goodies and then give them away. Not sure I will manage this year, but we will see. My son is here this weekend, so the things I have just baked will probably all disappear!
    Sandy in the UK

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  7. My brothers have already put in their cookie orders for the holiday! This weekend is going to be cold so I'll be certainly baking! Your cookies look great! :)
    Not too many things beat a clean fridge--except maybe a clean fridge that stays clean (never happens here). Have a wonderful week!

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