Questions for Dominants Review

October 22, 2012 Uncategorized  4 comments

I was surprised when I just looked to find that I seem to have gone through all my questions. I don’t know if that’s good or bad that I didn’t know.

I think this was at least an interesting exercise for me. I don’t know that it was particularly enlightening for anyone else, but it you pays your money and you takes your chances, as they say.

I suspect I might do a similar sort of thing again in a bit, but I’ll probably focus on a different topic, like relationships or community. We shall see.

I haven’t finished processing the weekend yet, so I’ll give that another day to stew around.

We’ll do another party for the community center, Fringe Elements. It should be a fun event, and we’ll meet tomorrow to plan it. The last one went well and we’ve made some improvements for the next time.

We’ll do a renovation – repainting, a few small changes – in the dining room so I’ve been packing up dishes.

It’s amazing how many connections your dishes have. My good dishes are a pattern called The Friendly Village on which I have served many many holiday dinners. I have silver pieces that remind me of someone, or some place.

I have a couple of children’s mugs I’ve had since I was a year or two old, china mugs with a small figure formed in the bottom, a cat in one, a dog or a bear, I forget which now – in the other. You can to drink all your milk to see the figure, of course.

I suppose if you look at it in a certain light you could also watch them drowning in milk, too, but let’s assume it’s the former.

I have dishes and serving pieces that were wedding gifts to me and drew. One of my favorites is a white piece, which looks like a giant oak leaf, with two white birds perched on one end.

Another one is a checkerboard casserole dish with a whimsical handle, something from my old Lesbian friend Marie. It’s really very much my taste, interesting pattern, a fancy finial of a handle.

I love vases, I really might try and get rid of some when I put things back, take stock on what duplicates what and what’s so similar there’s no point.

I have vases I’ve had 25 years or more, one lovely vase is a tall slim one, with a lovely etched wave that sweeps up the side. It was a gift from my Lesbian friend Lynnie, though if you have been reading long you know it’s really my ex-friend, but nonetheless.

I have a beautiful square glass cake stand, something I found at a yard sale to benefit the local Tai Chi centers. I paid the ridiculous-to-me price for it, a whole $12.

A few weeks later I found the very same one on my sister-in-law’s counter and commented on it. She had found it at an antique store lately and from the sour face she took on, I suspect she paid several times that.

I still have a bit of packing to do, a few vases, a couple of awkward pieces, the kinds of things you leave until the end because they don’t really FIT anywhere. Some things didn’t have to be packed, they just had to be set on the floor or in the garage – it’s only going to be disarranged for a week or two, I hope, though I still have to get the replacement chandelier, but I think I know what I want.

And now it’s late enough that I should be thinking of bed, so on that housekeeping note…

4 comments to Questions for Dominants Review

  • vanillamom  says:

    as a “survivor” of four and a half months of renovations…you have my blessings!! Of course, I do all the work, so if it drags out its all my fault…kinda, sorta. šŸ™‚ There are extenuating circumstances, like my sexy neighbor, the electrician who had to be nagged for a long while, unti I decided begging might work better (it did), to install our lighting last week.

    NEXT year I’ll redo the dining room…we have a ton of stuff to move as well…and I need the winter to just revel in the work that happened *this* year.

    I love china. Love odd bits of it, mixed and matched with love over the years. It sounds like you have some very happy memories mixed in with all your glassware.

    Happy renovating!

    nilla

    • MsConstanceExplains  says:

      I’ll be so glad to be rid of the wallpaper, though I did pull off a couple pieces to remember it by.

      In time, I will remember it as less ugly than it really is, and I don’t want to do that.

      We won’t get it all finished at once, but a good start will help. There are massive advantages to having a slave who builds furniture and can fix and repair anything and a Canadian basement troll who paints. šŸ™‚

  • sin  says:

    In the past I’ve renovated the kitchen rather than the dining room, which makes the chaos in your life even more crazy. There was one insane period where I painted the kitchen 4 times within a year. I was essentially a single mom with a husband who worked in another city, a little kid and a baby and … well it sounds even crazier now. It went white, lilac, purple and a soft yellow. Fortunately the yellow suited me and has been there for ages and is getting shabby now. I can date it by the age of my youngest. Time for a change…

    I really enjoyed your series of Dominant questions – I found your answers very thought provoking in some cases. Thanks for doing them.

    -sin

    • MsConstanceExplains  says:

      Thanks for the comments about the Dominant’s questions, I thought they were interesting, anyway.

      I still have about three or four small boxes of stuff to pack, a small table to move out and a dish cabinet piece, but the most of it is done. The only real push now is it HAS to get done and put back together in about three weeks time, because we’re having company for Thanksgiving.

      But the kitchen would be WAY worse.

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