I know a good trash can is a necessity in a kitchen – in ours, we need one that is really secure, since various critters fly inside our house during the summer months. We had one for years that was made by OXO and it was great; except for the lid, which had structural flaws in its design. Eventually, no matter how careful we were, the plastic portions would disintegrate and it wouldn’t work. OXO was very helpful, sending us replacement lids throughout the years. We must have had at least 6 different lids. But the flaw actually got worse, and the latest replacement fell apart in less than two months.
So we bit the bullet yesterday and bought a new one. Not the most exciting thing to buy, but a necessity. We rewarded ourselves by going out to breakfast and stopping at the bookstore.
I picked up Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty – a memoir by Diane Keaton (I am a huge fan) and then I got a discount copy of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. I read her newest novel, Broken Monsters, a few months ago and really liked it.
I also ran into Michael’s to get some plastic storage bins for my minis – right now, they’re all over the place.
And I found this mini table – I like the color and the lines.
Then we came home. Driving up and down a busy highway full of stores and strip malls isn’t really our cup of tea. We were relieved when we got back to our little cottage.
All this running around meant I didn’t get the seeds planted in the Chicken Wire Fence Garden, so I’ll do that this morning. And by the time we got back home, I realized that I had to pick my health plan before the end of the day, so that became a priority.
But there was a little package waiting for me in our mailbox. It was from my pal, Linda.
Oooh! The egg cup on the left is Harlequin by Homer Laughlin (in my favorite color) and the egg coddler is a lovely one from Royal Worcester. Thank you, Linda! We both collect egg cups, by the way, so we are definitely enablers.
She also sent along three mini record albums for the TSP, but I am unable to get a good shot of them this morning. I’ll remedy that later in the day.
We might get more rain later in the day, so I’m going to attend to gardening and potting later this morning.