Published: Monday, 24 April 2017 16:42
Written by Catpaw
It's been a busy 2 months, but finally settled into new digs. Great little place, felt like home the moment I stepped into the apartment. The hardest part was finding a new chair for my desk. I've been on the hunt for about a year looking for a size appropriate chair to use. Yes, a year! Problem is, most chairs are built for substantially taller people so the head rest, arms, depth of chair and back support are all wrong. Even with adjustments, they were never comfortable and I end up with excruciating pain down my neck and shoulder. I often ended up propped up against pillows in bed just to type for more than 20 min. I have this beautiful old vintage table I'm using, which is a bit lower than a standard desk (don't get me started on that!) and really wanted a chair to go with it. I was tired of feeling like a 2 year old at the table, dangling my feet in the air. Well, I found one - and it was on sale no less - at Staples about 3 weeks ago. This is the perfect chair for short people. I can sit all day comfortably and put both feet flat on the ground while properly seated. What a luxury. The downside to all of this is I no longer have an excuse for procrastinating so much on the website.
I am a bit ticked off - I can't find my Wacom digital tablet. For the life of me I can't figure out where I put it. Hoping I didn't accidently throw it out. Until I find it, no digital art work will be done. Bugger damn.
On the upside, the lilac tree LOVES it's new spot on the balcony. It's already putting on a display of green.
It looks better than it did, this time last year. I carefully trimmed it in the spring, hoping it would help it bloom a bit better. It was a bit touch and go with the tree last summer. The wind up on the NW corner of the old apartment was ferocious most of the time and the poor tree took a hell of a beating. We're down 6 floors and in the middle of the building (same building) and very sheltered. Even in a bad wind storm, things on the balcony barely ripple. Should go a long way in helping the tree recover. I'm now thinking of what herbs I'll be planting. Hopefully, they will do better down here as well. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy the splash of green for a few weeks.