Life has been a bit of a low-on-sleep but high-on-coffee blur lately. Work has been going fabulously (the blog post I put up for the Library’s website has taken off – though I think it has more to do with the subject matter than the author, I’ll take the praise and run with it!) School has just about one week left to go. Burton Holmes is nearing completion, though Lupe Velez and Dolores Del Rio are struggling a bit. It’s strange that the topic I switched to last minute (Holmes) is trumping the topic I thought would engage me the most (Velez and Del Rio)! My goal tonight is to get a complete rough (roughroughrough) draft completed on the Velez/Del Rio front.
Something about the holidays has got me all spendy. The hot water bottle mentioned in a previous post arrived earlier this week. We’re already best buddies! I haven’t given him a name yet, but I’m thinking about it. It stays warm throughout the night. It isn’t as good as having Mr. H around for cuddles, but it sure beats shivering through the night. I haven’t used the space heater in the evening at all either, so win-win there.
I also splurged on these magazine holders. My magazines were recently evicted from my bookshelf by a wave of books that took up residence in the vacated space. It’s great having my academic/interest books all grouped together by topic (I’m an archivist for a reason! Though don’t ask me if these magazine holders are acid free – I didn’t take it that far.), but it left nowhere for my homeless magazines. I don’t have any space for a new bookshelf, so for the time being I’m sticking with these magazine holder guys.
And now I’m doing my best not to invest in this adorable half pint ice cream maker by Hamilton Beech (in pistachio!). It got mixed reviews on Amazon (very polarized in fact), so I’m a bit torn. I don’t expect a $30 ice cream maker to churn out Dreyer’s (aka Edy’s for those of you not on the West Coast), but I do want an ice cream maker that doesn’t get its blade stuck mid-churn (ice cream tragedy!).