Today I could blog about my yesterday. About the dog peeing a gallon on the hardwoods, about Sweet Man’s emergency root canal, about getting a headache again and then suddenly realizing I had not taken my Zoloft in at least 4 days or about how when the boys and I finally left school, voila! my car battery was dead.
I could blog about all of that, or I could blog about my new Goodwill couch.
Couch you say? Deal.
If you have been around this blog for a while you know about my couch issues. I have been on the search for years for THE COUCH for years. Blogging about my couch issues could have been a blog all it’s own. But despite my search I could never quite find the right one for the right price at the right time. And so for a while now my couch craving laid dormant.
And then I stumbled upon this buttery concoction, quite by accident, at a Goodwill store this weekend. The price? $60. I bought it on the spot. People, that is just crazy talk. Of course I smelled it first. And then I sat, laid and plunked down it several time, giving it the boy test. I texted Sweet Man a picture, then walked ran to the checkout counter to stake my claim (yes, I felt a little bit like Nicole Kidman in that movie where she goes west with Tom Cruise and they both have funny not-real Irish accents) before someone else could discover this diamond in the rough.
We brought the couch home Sunday, but it wasn’t till yesterday that I got the living room set. After the pee and the dead battery and the tooth surgery, I called a time-out on the chaos and I set about fluffing my nest. I rearranged until all my favorite pieces fit (btw – how great is it to now have a kid big enough to help me move furniture??? Suddenly those 24 hours of labor have paid off!) And it is even more perfect than I could have dreamed.
Now we all want to be in the living room all the time. There is room for the four us to be napping and studying and blogging all at the same time. Or snuggling (which is a favorite family past time at Greer Casa) and movie watching. And even though I will probably have a slipcover made for it way on down the road (because slipcovers can go in the washing machine) for now, this mellow yellow herringbone blends right in with our shabby schoolhouse vibe.
So thank you family who donated your sofa to Goodwill. We hope you love your new sofa as much as we love your old one!