The dining area and short hallway form the hub of the condo. Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and front entry are all spokes of the wheel. While the concrete stain was wet I was trapped. Even if I had rolled double sixes I could not get off GO.
So I did clean the toaster oven, washed iron skillets, and unloaded the dishwasher. Cooked ratatouille that turned out delicious.
Poor planning, as I had no phone, no camera, no computer, and no cd player to continue with The Snowman. Had to 'sclusively replay in my head Danny Glover reading "How the Leopard Got His Spots". It's been the naproom story for the past couple weeks, along with Jack Nicholson reading "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," and "How the Camel Got His Hump". Oh, best beloved, the three put most kiddies right to sleep.
Kipling's word inventions turned up several times in David Crystal's The Story of English in 100 Words. That audio book was good word nerd fun, with short sections quite right for commuting.
There was time to fret about how the floor was looking more spotted than stained between the first and second dye applications with the pressure pump sprayer. Also time to wonder why the U.S. Post Office had such a lack of preschooler friendly postage stamps. As we finally finish our annual grandparent project it's time to stamp the envelopes and meet Our Community Helper, the letter carrier.
Johnny Cash, Lady Bird Johnson, the March on Washington, foggy mountains of West Virginia, and Chinese firecrackers were not the stuff of a line time discussion. The modern art stamps were too strange. The only option was Made in America. At least we can talk about how people do work, and we all work to help the group. Several of the kiddies would gladly swing on that pulley.
The floor looks better in the morning light. It's ready for the accent color, and eventually I'll be painted into a corner again.
© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder