I have a big day planned today! I'm going to lunch with former colleagues (and I already know what I'm going to get -- a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato dipping sauce). I will swing by the library and return the KonMari book, as well as pick up a novel I have on hold. Then, after lunch, I will go to Aldi's and buy cat litter, and ingredients for the birthday dinner. I won't get everything for the dinner, just things that are particularly good to get at Aldi. Next week I'll go to Jewel and get the fresh and unique things. The menu is tacos, refried beans, cornbread casserole, chips & guac, watermelon, cupcakes and lemonade.
The book I'm picking up is the latest book in the Isobel Dalhosie series by Alexander McCall Smith. I "read" the four preceding novels while on the road on vacation, so I am anxious to finish off with this one! I love this character!
Yesterday's tidying yielded more stuff for donation: 1 pair of shoes, 2 sets of sheets, 5 dish towels, 2 coats and a wastebasket. I cheated and did some tidying in the kitchen -- I'm supposed to work in this order: clothing, books, papers, komono (stuff), sentimental items. Kitchen stuff is komono, but somehow the drawers just got to me yesterday so I did some sorting there. The stuff I got rid of I just threw away, nothing to donate. The main thing was rearranging how I stored things. I redid five drawers and the under-the-sink area. Feels and looks much better.
I found some insulated copper wire I had been saving because I thought it had some value. I stripped the insulation off (seemed hard at first, but got easier). In the end I had 9 ounces of copper, which is worth a little more than a dollar. Oh well. I don't think I'll take it to the scrap yard until I have other metal to take as well. It can easily be tucked away somewhere.
It was supposedly in the 90's yesterday, but I was still pretty comfortable without AC. Hope I can last till window-washing time.
Day One Hundred Fifteen