Five Fun Facts

Today’s “five on Friday” post is dedicated to the household items I own. I listed them in the order they were acquired.

1. I have a lava lamp, which I purchased in Seattle in 1998. It has travelled with me from Washington State to Oregon and back again. I like lava lamps.

2. I have a globe, a gift from a family member and received in 1999. It’s very nice, mounted on a hardwood stand with a wheeled base. It once belonged to the California State University in Sacramento according to one of three labels stamped on it. It has a date of 1915 etched into it as well.

3. An antique typewriter graces one desk in my writing room. It is a manual, Royal typewriter of 1930s vintage and I use it to type out rough drafts of my book chapters. It was a surprise gift from my husband a couple of years ago. He brought it in one day after running errands. He knew that I’d been looking for one, and it made my day when he carried it in the house.

4. A seven-foot tall grandfather clock catches your eye when you first walk into our living room. It is a Trend model, which used to be manufactured by the Sligh clock company. It is quite stately, with a glass-paneled wood casing and brass hardware. I’d venture to guess that it has more moving parts than the exercise machine does. The clock is our engagement present to each other, since we both saw it at the same time and made the joint decision to buy it. We call it our “engagement ring.” It’s definitely a source of pride and I hope to keep it running smoothly for years to come.

5. Last but not least, the Marcy home gym. I’ve been wanting a universal exercise machine for years, as circuit-training has always been an important part of my workout regimen. I finally have one of my own! No more dealing with questionable fitness centers or sketchy, so-called “personal trainers.” They can do far more harm than good, from what I’ve seen.

Sepultura’s Sunday Screen-Shots: Domus Dulcis Domus

There is a New Moon today, coinciding with a Pisces Solar Eclipse…fascinating, no? In light of that, and to celebrate the purchase of my first in-game house, here are a few in-game screen-shots of some of the exterior courtyard and interior décor. Time to earn more gold for a proper guild-hall worthy of the Sanctuary!

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Courtyard: walled for privacy & security

Relaxing on the porch as the sun sets

Casual dress; reading up on a recipe

Cooking for company

Sitting for a spell – time to put the cat out

A welcome visitor

Flirtatious fan-dancing

Sharing a drink by the fireplace

Drinking and chatting – a cozy evening

Standing close – time to retire

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