Some people spend Saturday evening relaxing on the sofa watching a newly released dvd. I spent last Saturday night assembling a sofa from four cartons that had been delivered earlier in the day.
Since last spring I've had my eye on a beautiful corner sofa. I knew it wasn't in the budget but I couldn't seem to get it out of my mind. I even kept a picture of it on my phone...for six months. Wait! I think I still have it...
Finally I decided that I'd throw (financial) caution to the wind and make the purchase. It was then that I received the terrible news that the company no longer made the model I loved and didn't have anything similar to replace it.
What to do? I could have kept our too small sofa and made do for another year or so, but having come so close to new furniture, it was hard to settle for the old. I chose a less expensive, more casual, corner sofa and signed on the dotted line.
Then I waited. And rearranged furniture. When you live in a small house like we do, changing the look of your rooms is a lot like playing Clever Driver on your phone. Finally, the day of delivery arrived. At 2 pm, so did the boxes.
I wisely (if I do say so myself) waited until the boys were sound asleep before tackling the project. By 10 pm, I had a fully functional, denim slipcovered sofa. But I was too tired to sit on it and went straight to bed.
The next day I asked the boys to sit down and pose for a nice photo. Of course, they complied immediately (even if my camera didn't).
In other news, Henry started first grade this week. I am so proud of him---words cannot say how much I adore this little guy.
Liam did not start school this week. But he did start playing concertos on the pool noodle. I just love this littler guy. He can always make me laugh and he knows it.
Here's hoping that this weekend, all of us have time to relax on our sofas, new or old, with the ones we love.