Saturday, January 15, 2011

Furniture History

A while after one of my husband's colleagues had moved away, we came across his blog. He had given away most of his furniture, we were the lucky recipients of several pieces. It's fun to see their earlier history, he mentions when he acquired some of the pieces in 2007.

His “card” table with two regular fold-out chairs is now our kitchen table and chairs, fits right in next to the fridge.

His regular floor lamp that he mentions in his post is probably one of the nifty floor lamps that we got from him, both have a little "table" around the middle, very convenient. We use one in the living room by the futon sofa and one in the bedroom as a night table and lamp for my bed.

The regular chair for the balcony is probably the one that's now our chair on the back porch.

We also received some other furniture that isn't mentioned in this post, maybe he acquired that later...

Monday, January 10, 2011

50 books in 2010

I listened to an abridged version of Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters on two audio cassettes. I enjoyed listening to this mystery. An unabridged reading would probably have been even better, towards the end it felt like maybe some details were missing. It's another Brother Cadfael mystery. I finished the book close to the end of the year.

I also finished The Red Tent by Anita Diamant recently. Even if it was a few days into January, I'll still count it for 2010. I had read this book a long time ago, but didn't remember any details. I enjoyed it, but kept wondering whether the women were really so ignorant about God. The men in the family had followed him for several generations already.

So, I made it to 50 books in 2010. It's interesting to see that I really read that many books and the variety (Go back through the posts tagged "50booksin2010"). I won't repeat the challenge this year, but will still report on some books.