Things are changing in the Wonderful World of Kay!!!!! I am smiling. I am reasonably happy. Hopefully, things are settling a bit. I still have a lot to do and keep me busy but it's a good kind of busy. Here are a few reasons why:
1) My horrendous neighbors upstairs are now officially OUT! Emily and I went up and looked at the aftermath Tuesday and they were filthy as well as noisy. Em wanted to see it because we determined that her moving upstairs would be a win-win idea. When she looked in the bathroom, she commented that there was a roach in the bathroom sink. Horrified, I asked, "A cockroach? Oh my God!" She laughed like crazy and said, "No. The other kind of roach. Didn't you learn anything in the '6os?" I just shook my head and sighed. Y'all can tell how I didn't spend that era. She liked the place and saw past the crap and is going to try to work things so she can move. I hope it works out as I'll feel a lot safer.
2) My new bed (above) was delivered this week and I've been sleeping very well and the lovely brass headboard really makes my bedroom look nice -- at least I think so! My former neighbor, good buddy and decorator, Richard, brought me the beautiful bedspread and pillow shams. He works for a leading department store and shares his bargains with me now and again. We're both inveterate bargain hunters and I do the same for him. We have a day long jaunt planned to explore new shops we've found in the coming week.
3) Thursday morning at the office was quiet so I glanced at the auto ads in the newspaper and found one rather interesting for a change. I sort of blew it off as too good to be true but remembered that I pride myself on being a "no guts, no glory" kind of gal and called the phone number listed. In doing so I met a very nice gentleman who hates to waste time and believes in getting things done. He came right over to my office with and I took it for a spin and by the end of the day I became the proud owner of a bright red Pontiac Sunfire with only 70,000 original miles in excellent condition at a great price. My insurance didn't kick in until Friday when my agent received my check so I didn't take delivery until then when John delivered it to my office but that was okay by me. That I'm going to have wheels again is a good thing. I haven't driven much over the past few years so I am rather nervous about driving and plotted my route home carefully. I made it home safely and parked it out front. I found myself walking out to my front porch and admiring it every now and then. When I was married, I'd had a red Sunfire as a rental car and liked it so well I didn't want to give it back so this is, hopefully, a happy purchase. I usually name my cars but I haven't decided what I'd like to name this one yet. Suggestions are welcome! They teased me at work that I'd be running all over town this weekend but I don't think so. I still plan to take the bus a lot as I'm not into supporting the oil cartel. My car is is for day trips, transporting large items and things I need to go to that end after the buses stop running. It means I no longer have to beg friends to take me places I can't reach on the bus. It means more freedom than I've had in a long time and I intend to be very careful with it. And here it is!!!!
5) I'm going to have a real vacation soon -- the first I've had in too many years! I'm not quite sure where I'm going but I'm pretty it will involve white sand, blue water and an umbrella drink. It will be a fact-finding mission as well. I've been asking myself if I really want to stay in Ohio.
Lots more good stuff is coming soon and I'm excited and wanted to share what's going on with y'all!!!! Hope y'all are having great day!!!!!!