Since I can't seem to settle on a topic to write about, I'm going to go with some small samples of the things that are going on in The Land of Tarable:
As I was shutting off lights last night and getting ready to go to bed, I looked around and realized that I had completely re-arranged the furniture in the downstairs area, overhauled the look of my blog, and the bathroom is currently in the midst of fairly major renovations. I also spent the day batting around the idea of coloring my hair back to dark brown/black.
Without even realizing it until bedtime, apparently I was/am in need of some change!
I recently watched the movie "The Brave One". Had I not spent $4.99 on pay per view to watch it, I would have shut it off after about 20 minutes. This movie was as cheesy as it gets. And while I'm all about women kicking ass and taking names, I just wasn't buying into this movie. The transition of Jodie Foster's character from an annoying, love-sick fluff to a gun shooting, crow-bar wielding vigilante was hardly believable. And that voice of hers... enough to make me want to claw my ears off.
As mentioned above, my en suite is in the throws of a major face lift. I've got my handy-man, *Dick on the job. He always surprises me with his abilities for these sorts of things. I have to admit though, I was more than a little concerned when I walked in the bedroom yesterday and found the toilet sitting at the end of my bed. He got annoyed with me when I expressed my concern. I guess this is the same as when he questions whether I should maybe turn down the stove when I'm cooking because it looks like the food is going to burn - don't question me, this is my terrain and I know what I'm doing. So I won't question him anymore, I'll just wait patiently for the toilet to return to it's original home.
And yes, before and after photos will be available once the project is complete.
I'm still reading Duma Key, by Stephen King. It's a HUGE book but still, I seem to be getting through it at a pretty good clip. It's very easy reading and I'm actually quite enjoying it. More than once the hair has stood up on my arms and the back of my neck - I expect nothing less of Stephen King. This book is exactly what I needed right now. When I'm finished reading, I will be ready again for something a little more challenging. I'm thinking maybe, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.
That's all I have for now.
I must go now and put some finishing touches on my newly rearranged room, check in on my "contractor", and maybe settle in to read a few more pages from my book.
* "Dick" is Steve's alter-ego.