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Thursdaily, brief and late.

Got a new cube-shelf for the Guppy, assembled it, and unpacked some of her paper-page books. She's been stealing OUR books off the shelves, and has thus far avoided tearing the pages. I am hopeful that she has learned enough book respect, and also that having her own collection of shiny new (mostly used) books will be more interesting than ours. It looks like a nice way to keep things organized - I am thinking I will actually go buy a second one to manage the toybox diasaster. I've made a start on weeding out her too-small clothing and rotating in some of the bigger things I had put aside.

"I like my new bookcase," she told me solemnly when I put her down to bed. "It's very nice."

Yesterday, we spent some hours at the 'car store,' which she enjoyed a great deal, because they have a kid's waiting room with lots of toys. We packed a lunch, I brought the iPad with the Little Mermaid, and it went very smoothly. They 'fixed our car' (factory recall for a reprogram, oil change, cabin air filter, new battery in my key fob [which they charged the moon for and I would have done myself... grr...]) and gave me the less good news that I have a head gasket leak. They said it was minor, that it didn't need addressed right away, and when I pressed, he sort of shrugged and said it's what Subarus do, his does, too. Way to inspire confidence in your product, Mr. Mechanic.

(This being the fourth Subaru in the family, I'm inclined to think he's right, though. And it's not bad enough to show up on the garage floor, yet.)

Unfortunately, the shelf assembly (and schlepping it about) seems to have made my back go urk. Will take some painkillers tonight and take it easy tomorrow.

I'm suddenly drowning in art deadlines, but made decent progress today during naptime; one major piece may be final-sketched (finally. I got proportions wrong and had to adjust a lot), another is getting somewhere - I have to decide what media I'm going to finish this in, but I LOVE the composition. The third I just started transferring to good paper and is still in super-super-super sketchy form.

Okay, this is late, but not that brief. I'm headed for bed.

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laylalawlor
Feb. 13th, 2015 07:27 am (UTC)
Uggghhh, sorry about your back (and the head gasket -- though I've also heard anecdotally that Subarus can run FOREVER on a slightly flaky engine, for whatever that's worth …).

Regarding books - I don't know if this would actually work (I guess it depends on how interested she is in the content of books, as opposed to the book as an object) but when I was a little kid about that age, I absolutely LOVED grown-up books -- I would pretend to read them. So, by way of keeping me away from the important books, I ended up with a little bookcase of cheap mass-market paperbacks that my folks were done with and didn't plan on reading again. I think some of them were accidentally-purchased duplicates, or things like old Louis L'Amour paperbacks and stuff like that. I don't know if you have anything like that around, or if she might like them, but it's a thought!
ellettra
Feb. 13th, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC)
This is what my folks did too!
ellettra
Feb. 13th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
A need bookshelf! How fun! She must feel like a very grown up girl to have her own books on her own shelves!
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