Big news du jour: I got a couch in my office/classroom at work!!
This came about because my friend Darryl is getting rid of what he refers to as his “old life stuff.” I think it might be more accurate to replace a letter there and call it his “old wife stuff” but whatever; the bottom line is he is recorating, renovating and donating. And the Murphy Centre benefits.
As my commitment to making my workspace cozy, inviting and homelike knows no bounds, I was ridiculously excited by this acquisition and spent all day taking pictures of my students enjoying the new couch. After I revealed to them the circumstances under which I got it they have all taken to calling it the “Divorce Couch.”
I really thought getting the couch was going to be the biggest thing in my life today and I was going to blog just about that. But as I left work I saw the most amazing, vivid and gorgeous rainbow. And I hate to be all twelve and everything, but I still love rainbows. This one was a complete half-circle stretching from the roof of the CONA building over to Pleasantville, and the Pleasantville end of it just glowed. As I drove home I saw that the rainbow had acquired a faint echo and was actually a double rainbow.
I tried to capture the moment with a few pictures, but I think that rainbows are among those things in life that are best enjoyed in the moment, because photography can never do them justice.
The same, of course, may be true for couches.
The only downside to my rainbowy, couch-tastic day was that I haven’t added any more words to my NaNo total because, when I haven’t been dancing about celebrating the simple joys of life, I’ve been very busy with two other projects. (Apart from my ongoing projects of parenting and teaching). One is a paying freelance job, and one is … top-secret and time-sensitive. I’m sorry, I can’t tell you anymore about it right now because then I’d have to kill you. So just take my word for it that my NaNo total is staying static at 45,695 for today, and bask in the rainbows and Divorce Couches life brings your way.