I bought an island

The pottery  business must be good to buy an island!” I work hard. I work every day and sometimes I reward myself for the effort. I ordered this island custom made for The Cactus Lounge. It has a hardwood chopping block for my veggies and Amish bread and a stainless steel side for Uncle Donny and Aunt Nancy’s meat.  A friend can sit there on the red chairs with black leather seats and enjoy watching me doing mans work- cooking and the dishes.
It’s Friday night and I thought I deserved a good shot of 100% agave Tequilla. While at the checkout I saw these wee bottles of Freixnet and I thought I might like a small flute of Champagne ( I know it’s not real Champagne) with my dinner to celebrate life.  I also know they are not flutes but burgundy glasses.
 I’m only doing this for medicinal purposes you understand or in the case of a snake bite. Like red and white wine champagne is good for you.  It lowers the risk of heart disease and strokes. “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” _W.C. Fields

I’ve had a good week. A new studio mate, my first drawing class, I bought an island, I accomplished a lot in the studio, and today I gave my Rose of Sharon a big haircut, cut the lawn and get this I wet mopped my half of the studio. I was shamed into doing this.  I also finished “A Gentleman in Moscow” a book recommended to me by Hester Meyers. I almost got up at 3am this morning to finish it. It is a wonderful book full of humour, history, friendship and philosophy. Boy that pretty well sums up my life.  This book is the most wonderful tale of friendship and love. Maybe one of the best books I've ever read.  Bottoms up!

 Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise!-Jeanette Winterson


Barbara Rogers said…
Wonderful island choice. I'm 3/4 way through Gentleman in Moscow, and listening to the digital version. I make excuses to come home and listen to it! I think I'm in love with Alexander.
smokieclennell said…
Barbara: I'm in love with Alexander too. Wait till the ending. It is amazing. He is one clever dude. T
Vicki Hamilton said…
An kitchen island is the dream, I suspect, of many folks who love creating in the kitchen. Congratulations! I'd need to have mine custom built as well with similar requirements, and it would need to be lower than the "standard" height measurement.....sort of like a proper wedging surface.

"A Gentlemen in Moscow" is my choice for our book group! Cannot wait to read it. Thanks, T.

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