I am re-reading Doris Lessing’s excellent “love, again”.
I dropped over 3 bills in IKEA last night but I now have enough chairs, ice cube trays, cutlery, also a shower curtain, plates, bowls, serving tray, bathmat, 3 lamps, oven mitts, etc …. and I did it all in less than two hours door to door. I still want a footstool. The living room is (except for the box carcasses) pretty much as it will be – but I still need a TV stand – and a TV. I’m looking at the deals at tigerdirect.ca. I don’t think I want a refurb.
I picked up my first piece of mail, patronized two local establishments (small grocery and the optician, where I got the broken nose pieces on my glasses replaced for 5 bucks), collected my phone books, and shoved stuff around.
I wonder what horrors await at work this morning. There is an all staff meeting. They’ve already announced layoffs – I am not currently affected. I know that what they are doing makes sense for the organization, but I’m heartsick nonetheless.