I got Sharpies and blank CDs at Staples. While the dollar store had Sharpies, it only had them in red and blue, and I wanted black. A set of five -- the smallest amount they had at Staples -- was about the same price each as the dollar store ones. I gave a Sharpie to Mom and put one on my computer desk. That's where I burn CDs. Staples had Sharpies specially for CDs, but they were $10-something instead of $4-something. The all-around use ones work well enough for me. You just have to be careful not to smear them.
After lunch, I finally sat under the sunlight-effect lamp for a while and read a bit of Marrying Stone. The first two books in the series are set at the beginning of the twentieth century. There's a third set in the modern day. It wasn't in the library system, not even as "in processing." I might get that as an e-book, or through interlibrary loan.