Paying $350 hurts, but $476? That was really going to impact the month. After looking at the bill, I saw that it showed my electric usage had doubled from the last reading, which didn't seem right. I called the city and requested to have my meter reread; they did that on Monday, and when they called on Tuesday to tell me that the meter had indeed been misread the first time, I was so relieved! The adjusted bill total? $353. See? I knew what it should have been! I'm glad I called, and I'm also so glad I don't have auto pay for this bill - it might have slipped through the cracks until it was too late to have the meter reread.
I mentioned that I went to Ikea last Saturday, but I didn't buy anything very exciting - a couple of new pillows for our bed, a 4-pack of dishtowels for a whopping $3.99, and two small trash cans which are pretty cute - here's a picture:
Well, here's part of them anyway, thanks to Paco skidding in...wat doing heer mom? Squirrel outside??
I bought them to hold the potting soil and perlite for my succulents - originally I was thinking I'd dump the contents of the bags into the cans, but they were so clean that I couldn't bring myself to do that just yet.
I've been making good progress with my shawlette - it still looks like a hot mess, and it will until I finish it and block it to open up the lace panels, but here's a picture anyway:
I get confused often enough that I needed to label in no uncertain terms the front of the piece - I had the little clips on as designation for the front, but that didn't stop me from knitting it wrong, doh! The bigger label is doing the trick.
I have some sock yarn all wound up and ready to cast on, but so far I haven't wanted to stop knitting on the shawlette, which is unusual for me - normally I have several projects going at the same time. This is the sock yarn:
The lavender will be for the toes and heels - this yarn is so festive that I can't wait to see what it looks like all knitted up!
Allie will be home for the weekend to celebrate her birthday a few days early; there will be plenty of shenanigans and lazing around, I'm sure. Of course we'll start off the weekend with a short run - this heat is making it hard to run many miles, but whatever we do will be fun.
Have a great weekend!