Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blue chair, sparkling and cherry ginger explosion

- Rediscovering my blue reading chair that's in a corner of my bedroom. My two cats had sort of taken it over (one liked to crawl underneath, too), but both are beloved memories now. After a year, and after being vacuumed about 50 times, it called my name on Sunday for a couple of hours of reading and napping.

- My sister is coming to visit and it has sparked a little extra cleaning that I normally put off. I love opening the refrigerator door and seeing it sparkling and emptied out inside.

- Finishing the last cookie from a Saturday stop with friend Leisa at The Cookie Studio on Saturday. Cherry Ginger Explosion cookie - totally worthy of diet blowing. The Atlanta Journal rated this one of the top cookie places in Atlanta and says that "This Decatur shop donates a portion of its proceeds to the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children." So there you go, it was my duty.


Leonora said...

Your #2 has prompted me to clean my fridge this week : )

G. B. Miller said...

And I'm sure that you gladly answered the call of the domesticated chair. :D

Fireblossom said...

Well then. Never shirk your duty!

happygirl said...

reupholstering??? Oh my, you ARE my hero. And sign me up for cookie duty immediately.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

There was something I couldn't identify in Tupperware that had gotten shoved to the back, so I just threw the container away. I'm so happy to have that task behind me.

G -

I gladly answered - indeed. :)

FB -

Absolutely. :)

happygirl -

No upholstering. No. Just rediscovery of how comfortable that chair is.

And the cookies are as good as they say. :)

Sara said...


That's one thing great about Atlanta; the food is fabulous and the variety is great as well. Where I live, we tend have steak houses or fish places with very little in between.

My cat, Aggie, has claimed many chairs. I've taken to putting blankets in them so that when we have guests, they don't stand up with hair on their butt:~)

I'm watching my sweets, but that cookie sounds so GOOD.

Great "3"...thanks:~)

LL Cool Joe said...

I now I've just checked our fridge and it's far from sparkling. I hope your sister appreciates your cleaning efforts!

Mama Zen said...

Yep, it was your moral duty, Lynn!

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki;

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TALON said...

That chair and ottoman look absolutely purrrrfect for curling up in - you know cats know all the best places :)

Riot Kitty said...

Nothing like noms for charity!

Lynn said...

Sara -

You have a point about the restaurants down there - I do like a place in Thomasville called Jonah's (I think.)

When I got my latest sofa, I put a couple of cushions in it for the cats to lie on for that very reason. :)

Joe -

She'll never realize, hopefully. But I'll know.

MZ -

I'm thinking.

Cloudia -


Talon -

Yeah they do! lol at purrrfect. :)

Riot Kitty -

And it was a good nom, too. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

I love my old chairs too- got 2 in storage I miss. I;m allergic to dust mites, n untreated apholstery. I'm sitting in my one snoozing chair now!
I need a summer frig cleanout myself-
Sounds like a great tasting cookie, n I like cherry anything! Plus a good cause-

Anil P said...

Looks very comfy. Is it the flamingo framed on the wall?

Lynn said...

Anil P -

Yes - that is the American Flamingo by James Audubon. There was an exhibit of his work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in the mid-80s and that's when I got the poster and had it framed.

Snaggle -

There was enough cat hair on the underside of the chair to make another kitty. :) Much vacuuming needed. But it was worth it while I had her - I sure miss Sophie.