Monday, March 16, 2009

Nothin Much

We woke up to snow again yesterday morning. Luckily the monster sizes flakes were falling to a ground temperature of about 40* so nothing stuck. Typical weird spring weather here. The afternoon brought lots of wind and gusts. I spent part of the afternoon watching the two Doug Firs that were planted about 15 feet from either side of the house 90+ years ago. They've been trimmed over the years to protect them from high winds but they still really get to moving in a storm. Every time we have a windstorm I think that maybe they should come down. I'd hate to do it but it's better then getting crushed in the house.

A pretty quiet weekend all and all. My Sister is up visiting from Florida and she and my mother stopped by for a while. Aside from that, there weren't too many goat visitors this weekend. The baby is doing good. I think we've settled on the name Silver Moon for the marking on her nose that at first looked like a moon but not so much anymore. She'll probably end up with a weird nick-name like Moonie. She's a feisty little baby and very human socialized. Too much so if you ask me. She's growing and changing quickly just like any baby I suppose. She jumps and spins and tries to head butt. She's also a cuddler, always wants to climb up into your lap. Good, cheap, farmy entertainment I tell you.

I found my new desk on Friday. I'd been looking for weeks. I wanted a plain old wood desk with a center 'pencil' drawer. As easy as it sounds it was tough to find. Most of the used office furniture places now sell pieces of cubicles and apparently the modern worker no longer needs a pencil drawer. The one I found is pretty cool. All wood with a fine grain that I can't identify yet. It's large (huge!) and from the 1940's I'm guessing. At least that's what the drawer pulls and styling look like. I took the big company truck back out to Greenlake today to pick it up. Luckily the store owner was nice and helped me get it loaded up. I would have seriously hurt myself trying to move it on my own. Once I got it back to the new office I took a better look at it. There's something about old furniture that intrigues me. I was hoping this piece would have something lost inside or something unique about it. When I took out the center drawer I found the remnants of tape and a torn corner of an envelope that had been stuck to the bottom of it. I love this kind of stuff. I wonder what was hidden there and what kind of stories my desk could tell?

20 comments:

Kathy said...

1. Having a baby goat sit on your lap and cuddle must be nice.
2. Snow again? It's gloomy and raw here.
3. I love old furniture for the same reason -- I would have looked for lost notes, too.

Scarlet said...

If Frank Zappa were alive and had a goat, he'd name it Silver Moon, I think. It's a perfect name!

I love old, unique pieces of furniture...with all their history, and cherry wood is my favorite. Enjoy your new desk!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the goat's name. And I'm glad you found your desk.

Smocha said...

We want pictures of the baby!!!!

I also love old furniture. I once bought and old desk and found an old brown bottle of nitro glycerin tablets in the drawer. I think I still have the bottle of pills , where else? In my new desk drawer:)

Where in Florida does yer sissy live? My oldest son lives in Jacksonville.

Happy Tuesday!

happyone said...

Your old new desk sounds wonderful - lots of character to those old pieces. I love old furniture as well. To bad you broke your camera - it would be nice to see a picture of it!
I like the name Silver Moon!

Leann said...

The baby climbing into your lap to cuddle will be real cute until it grows up and then tries the same thing :-)

Love, love, love old furniture. I'm always hoping to find a 'treasure' when I open up old drawers and things.

Boxer said...

You know, I think the same thing when I find wonderful old furniture. The stories they could tell! I think it's why I like antiques... they seem to have "soul".

Little Baby Moon! Be careful, or pretty soon she'll be sleeping in bed with you! Watching TV...

:-)

Dear Liza said...

I always wonder about the previous owners of old furniture, too. There is nothing better than the "real" wood that used to be used in making it---nothing like the crap that is usually used today.

We want pics of the baby, any luck on the camera problem yet?

Happy Humpday darlin. :)

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I love the name selection and I'm seeing some fabulous art work coming Jay's way created and titled after your new baby.

So your sis comes from the sunshine state and you give her snow, eh?

YUCK I'm so over snow.

text me would you you silly goat?

LOL
did you misplace my number again in your new desk. remember it ends with your favorite number.

E

Real Live Lesbian said...

Your baby is adorable! I'm just finally catching up with everyone after being out sick.

Enjoy that new desk with all of it's intrigue! I love old stuff, too!

fiwa said...

Your new desk sounds cool! You know how I feel about furniture - the older the better and I love anything that might have a story attached.

Silver Moon is a beautiful name. I'm glad she's doing well. :)

Leann said...

Hello....where are you Mr. Bradley?

Dear Liza said...

So how is the baby...and where the heck are you?

Hugs. :)

Grit said...

i agree; furniture that has a history is so much nicer. and glad goaty is doing well.

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you waited for the perfect desk. I have an old sewing machine cabinet I use as my make-up table. It came with all the old sewing machine attachments and the original key. I treasure it.

desert dirt diva said...

Your baby does sound great, so does this mean the baby is in the house????and you desk souds purfect.....i wish i could just own nothing but old... we did just get a real spining wheel that used to be daves great grandmas.. its very cool and in excellent condition!.. enjoy your desk.. and that baby

Gin said...

The S word!! ACK!!!

I love finding things in old desks. I have my mom's old secretary desks and it has some secret compartments. I have found some really cool things in them. One was a leather calling card case (about the size of a credit card) and it had some of mygrandpa and grandma's cards and a few they had collected from friends. If you went to visit someone a long time ago, you left one of your cards in a little box on the person's porch, if they weren't home. It was so cool!! I also found some really old hunting licenses that were my dad's.

Dear Liza said...

Hello -- hello --- hello --- where is my favorite Brad of all time?

:)

Ace C said...

Good stuff Brad. I thought you went under a rock again. Hope all is well.

Coats said...

Your baby does sound great, so does this mean the baby is in the house????and you desk souds purfect.....i wish i could just own nothing but old... we did just get a real spining wheel that used to be daves great grandmas.. its very cool and in excellent condition!.. enjoy your desk.. and that baby