Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sunflowers, Orchids and Shelf-Reading
When Dave and I were in Tesco a few days ago, I impulsively bought this bunch of sunflowers. They just looked so, well, sunny. I had to have them, and they do brighten up the living room.
And in other flower news, remember our orchid? The one we got in June from my retiring co-worker? Well, I just want to note for the record that it still looks amazing. I don't know how long orchids are supposed to last but this one has not disappointed!
Yesterday I spent much of the day shelf-reading in the library. (Remember, nearly all middle and high school students, and most faculty -- like Dave -- are on trips away from school this week.) Shelf-reading entails grabbing an iPad, pulling up a listing of all our books in the order in which they should be shelved, and working down the shelves to make sure everything is in its place. It may sound deadly boring, but I find it peaceful and pleasant. I've always been an organizer, and it's rewarding to find books that are in entirely the wrong location. (I think so, anyway!)