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file under: if you weren’t going to take my advice, why did you ask?

i think every single vote was for the bob’s one… but when i added in the delivery charge + the special order charge for the silver + tax… it was over $100 more than the other one. not a huge difference, but this is a price-conscious upgrade, so it mattered.

now, w/ the overstock one i have to actually buy pillows, BUT i reasoned that i’m kind of cheap and can be remarkably lazy, so i’d probably end up just living w/ the ugly pillows if i got the bob’s one, instead of spending more $ and taking the time to search for pillow covers. now since i spent less on the couch, i can feel ok buying pillows. finally, overstock = ebates. so that won out in the end.

now want to help me pick a rug…?

p.s. can you tell i’m allergic to / afraid of color? it’s the commitment phobe in me.

Looks - overstock a bit more streamlined. but bobs are comfortable and have good customer service. Big price diff? Formal living room or “family room”? Oh and the silver in bobs.

not a huge price difference at all, and this is for the ‘formal’ living room, although our house isn’t big and we do like to sit in there, so comfort isn’t a total non-issue. i’m leaning towards the silver in bob’s, too. (but that pillow issue is still really bugging the shit out of me.)

ok, i need to make a decision. i’m not great at those.
top - bob’s, in either bone or silver (think i prefer silver and please know i plan to either trash or cover those hideous pillows) (side note: it’s really irking me how much i think those pillows belong swapped with the couch fabric color with which they’re currently paired. the monochromatic pillows on the ‘bone’ couch clearly go better w/ silver and the pillows with yellow and blue and brown clearly belong with ‘bone.’ UGH. why didn’t they consult me on this?!) (and i’ve asked, and you can’t swap pillows. you get what you get.) (and you don’t get upset.) (ahem.)
bottom - overstock.
which one?

ok, i need to make a decision. i’m not great at those.

top - bob’s, in either bone or silver (think i prefer silver and please know i plan to either trash or cover those hideous pillows) (side note: it’s really irking me how much i think those pillows belong swapped with the couch fabric color with which they’re currently paired. the monochromatic pillows on the ‘bone’ couch clearly go better w/ silver and the pillows with yellow and blue and brown clearly belong with ‘bone.’ UGH. why didn’t they consult me on this?!) (and i’ve asked, and you can’t swap pillows. you get what you get.) (and you don’t get upset.) (ahem.)

bottom - overstock.

which one?

ahhhhhhhhhhh

i know i shared a little while ago about how i’ve been cramming our schedules nonstop lately…

this saturday is the first one in the past like … 6? that we haven’t had anything on the agenda - even dance class is cancelled for spring break!

an entire day all to ourselves with no plans whatsoever. we so need it.

(of course i already have a list of things we could do. car wash? park? zoo?)

snow?!

i was just saying to a few people this weekend that i felt like i had some form of ptsd from this winter (a shared sentiment, i’m sure), and because of that, those first few days a week or so ago where it was finally sunny and maybe slightly warm… i just wasn’t ready to believe it. i needed to see consistent warm temperatures. to wake up and not still need my winter coat in the morning, even if i get to take it off later on.

but this weekend, i said, THIS WEEKEND. it finally feels like i can let that tension out of my shoulders and believe in spring.

and then … last night. you cruel bitch, april.

some pretty literal naval gazing

i’m beyond thrilled to be pregnant and expanding our family. i feel lucky and privileged to have the honor to take on this role, and i don’t take for granted that my path here has been easy and mostly carefree (save for 18ish weeks of nearly constant nausea).

but… nine (ten) months are long. and getting huge is grueling. my skin is itchy and tight and heavy. i mean, i know all this stuff, i’ve done this before (twice!) and i’m even a little ashamed of myself for complaining about these relatively small and minor physical burdens.

i think the hardest thing is that it can be so hard to be in the moment, soaking in the “miraculous”-ness of it all, because no matter how much you might/can enjoy the pregnancy itself, it’s inherently focused on some point in the future. and for me, i think that’s only become more pronounced with each pregnancy… i’m just really anxious to get to the finish line this time and i keep mentally wishing myself there, and then wishing for all the things that go along with that. settling into our new roles, our new budget (these are the things that keep me calm), our new lifestyle as a family of five - as opposed to this limbo that we’re in - which i know i could do a better job of appreciating.

i guess i should just work on that for now. enjoy these “last” moments where delilah’s the baby, where we can easily get a table at a restaurant, where we can at least somewhat comfortably drive someone else in our car, where we sleep through the night (although lately d’s been giving us a little sneak preview of things to come, i don’t know what that’s about), where i can eat chocolate cake and cheeseburgers with (almost) reckless abandon…

i’m only a little more than halfway through, so there’s a good while left to go. i think i just needed to write this down and really remind myself of that. work extra hard to stay present because it will allll come. it will come rushing and there’s certainly nothing to do to slow it down. this is hardly some unique perspective on the situation, i know. but my brain felt a little heavy and itchy this morning too, and i needed to let some of that out. i think this helped.

it’s a small world after all

to their credit, the day care center the girls attend has a lot of really good ideas.

unfortunately, their organization of these ideas is often ineffectual and the execution falls flat, almost every time.

this week the center is doing ‘around the world’ as their celebration of week of the young child.

(if you are reading this and scratching your head thinking something along the lines of, “but, if they’re at school/daycare isn’t every week sort of the week of the young child? um. yea. i had that thought too. moving right along.)

they’ve assigned each classroom a country (harley’s class is france and delilah’s class is spain) and tonight they’re having a party after school hours, where each classroom will get to show off things they’ve learned about their respective countries and sample food from that country.

(which, of course, the parents have to provide.)

i’m bringing “sangria” (fruit punch) for delilah’s classroom. but i bet i’d make a lot of new parent friends if i spiked it.

i’ll definitely report back on how cute/silly/much of a disaster this ends up being.

recent purchases.
the hat and the shoes BECAUSE DUH.
the t-shirt because my husband has a bit of a thing for motorcycles. and he will never get one. so i thought it would be kinda funny if his son had a motorcycle t-shirt. heh.

recent purchases.

the hat and the shoes BECAUSE DUH.

the t-shirt because my husband has a bit of a thing for motorcycles. and he will never get one. so i thought it would be kinda funny if his son had a motorcycle t-shirt. heh.