Reading Chairs

The contractors just finished a major flooring re-do in our house, and our living/dining room area is now carpet-free and tiled, yay! We also replaced the couch that "cut" the room in half with two comfy reading chairs, plus we added a YA bookcase since I outgrew the first one so quickly (and if my ebooks were on there too, we'd need another two, lol). I even had enough room to face a few titles out, and to save a space for all the editions of Crow's Rest when they come out!

Here are some pics--and don't worry, I included closeups of the bookcases because I know how fun it is to browse other people's bookcases! (to see pictures of the new flooring in my office, go over to Operation Awesome today)

Throwback Thursday

I've never done a TBT, but I came across some photos while I was moving my office and these just begged to be posted. I also put them on Facebook, and that pleated shirt is causing some envy. I think I'll put them in order of age:

This is about 2 seconds before I took my dress off. I hated dresses until I was in my teens, and my poor mum had been waiting so long for a little girl she could dress up. Well, she could--for about the length of a camera shutter.

Sadly, this pic had some damage on it, but I've mostly fixed it. And if you're wondering why some of the pics have rectangles cloned out, when my mom scanned these she put labels on the front. And in a stroke of passive aggressiveness, she put the name she gave me on it--not the name I've been using for 3/4 of my life, lol

 Every TBT needs an awkward pic, and what's hilarious about this one is that I look so much like my oldest brother in this that people have asked "When did he wear a shirt like that??"

 This is the kind of Olan Mills photo you get when you make a goth girl get a formal portrait. Though I did go light on the makeup for it.