One of the benefits to year round school is that occasionally the kids have to go to school on a holiday. That happened to them this morning, and let me tell you, it was hard for Craig and me to look appropriately downcast as we dropped them off at 7:45 knowing that we had the next 7 hours to spend together on a rare day date. We started the date by heading to IHOP where Craig ordered this
and while I want you to think that all I ordered was this small plate, I have to be honest and say that I am conveniently leaving out the ginormous stack of pancakes that accompanied it.
And I ate the whole thing.
But only because I had serious shopping to do and needed to properly fuel my body.
From there we went to Target and got new sheets and mattress pads for the boys’ beds (nothing fun to look at there) and then to Costco which we discovered had the nerve to be closed on Memorial Day.
So we decided to go furniture shopping.
I have decided after living in this house for four years, that the time may have come to actually put living room furniture in the living room. Heretofore it has been the toy room, otherwise known as the disaster area. Now that the boys are old enough to have smaller toys i.e. Legos AKA Things That Make Me Swear, I’ve moved the toys into their room and decided to reclaim the toy room as my own.
The front living room is small (think “early 1970s ranch house” small) so oversized furniture is right out. I also needed to find a sleeper sofa to add sleeping capacity when friends who have children come to visit us. So with that in mind, we hit every furniture store in town and five hours later, I settled on this fabric couch which is taupe with a tiny pinstripe. I really liked the clean look and the retro lines. Since we’re in an older house, I thought it lent itself to the feel of the place.
I needed a couple of accent chairs, and I really wanted to buy this one, but turns out it was beyond my price range.
I am cursed with excellent taste.
I can always pick out the most expensive thing in the store.
Before you feel sorry for me, though, for missing out on that chair, I’m going to buy TWO of these reclining armchairs instead (in a sage color) for less than what that one chair cost. With the money I”m saving, I’ll buy some pretty patterned pillows to punch it up a little.
All that shopping took us right up until the school bell rang, so we dashed to carpool, picked up the boys and took them out for a chocolate milkshake to overcompensate for sending them to school. After that, we came home and moved rugs, the piano and the curio cabinet in anticipation of the furniture being delivered Friday.
All in all, a VERY fun day, and even though we were running around all over town, we did manage to consume our obligatory Memorial Day burgers. They happen to be purchased rather than grilled at home, but they were delicious nonetheless.
Have a nice day.