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November 25th, 2009 at 02:00 pm

So, someone requested that I take pictures of the dishware, as if to imply that I don't have the stones to use my gift card to buy dishes! Well, I'm going to prove you wrong! I think! I'm strong! I can do this! Baby step to open the wallet. Baby step to touch the gift card. It's OK, it's OK! Take a deep breath and try again.... Baby steps to touch the gift card.... Big Grin

Anyway, here's the floral pattern:

Yeah, I must be getting old or something to think that this is a nice design on plates.... The bowls are straight lines though.... And the cups are actually Chinese stoneware, not American Vitrelle like the dishes. I wonder if they're microwaveable? Or do they still leech lead or something? Anybody know?

While I had the camera out, I thought I'd take a snapshot of something crazy I came up with late last night. I was trying to sleep and couldn't help but notice that it was much colder than usual. Even my face, ears, and especially my nose was cold enough to be uncomfortable.

Rather than turning up the heat some more, I thought that if there was only some way to just create a much smaller space, I could use just my own body heat to stay warm.

So *cough* this is what I came up with:

Well, it seemed like a good idea last night! Of course, lots of things seem like a good idea when I'm half asleep. It's a good thing people don't try to sell me volcano insurance during late nights.

Yeah, I know. I'm too old to be building forts with mom's furniture. But you want to know something crazy? I think it actually worked well! It was just enough to take the bite out of the cold air and let me sleep comfortably....

I'm planning to put it back and try something else though, but before I do, I thought you guys might get a kick out of a picture of it first.

11 Responses to “Snapshots”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice dishes!! I think you'll be really glad that you finally bought them.

    Your fort looks warm and fun! I see that you do need thicker blankets or a down comforter. They would help you avoid the late night constuction tasks.

  2. financeaholic Says:

    love the fort!

  3. Petunia Says:

    You know, that's why they used have all those hangings around beds (think medieval castle) - to help keep the occupants warm at night. Creative bed idea!

    Like the dishes!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    That is neat, BA. May I ask where you live in North Carolina? I thought you lived up north, but you are only one state away!!

  5. cptacek Says:

    HEY!!! I suggested using blankets around your bed in an earlier post...as in 4 poster bed! Of course, I didn't think you would just up-end furniture

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I think I have those same dishes (packed away right now).

    Love the fort bed!

  7. zetta Says:

    For some reason I was sure you lived in CA in the Bay area! Love the new dishes, and the fort is a clever idea.

  8. Ima saver Says:

    I have been to Raleigh. DH had to take his N.C. building license test there about 20 years ago. Nice city!!

  9. midlight21 Says:

    Have you tried flannel sheets for wintertime?

  10. PrincessPerky Says:

    love the fort..but you do seem to have a summer weight quilt...need better bedding!

    ever sleep with one of those 'mink' things? Not made with real mink fur any more but we have one and it is awesomely warm. Well worth my mothers $50

  11. Broken Arrow Says:

    Right now, I've supplemented the bedding with a cheap outdoor sleeping bag from Walmart. The heat retention on it is incredible, and it's a fairly "weak" bag with a threshold rating of 40 degrees. Not bad for $15 I think, especially with colder weathers likely on the way.

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