Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday Made Over My Living Room

So, not exactly made over completely, but made over a little bit.

See, some months ago hubby got a little extra spending money that we used to pay off some bills. And in doing so we kind of promised ourselves we would wait til Black Friday and buy ourselves a new (read = bigger) TV.

He went out this morning [Friday AM], checked out a few places, came home. Decided to try another quick pit stop about 5 minutes from us and called me, saying, "Are you going to kill me?" I had to laugh. Why would I kill him? We all benefit from this fantastic thing that now graces our TV Stand in the corner of our living room. Plus, in making the change, he did some heavy cleaning behind there. A spot that hadn't been touched in over four years. Hallelujah! (Don't you dare go back there, kitties!)

And in getting this new item up on it's stand, we had to move some stuff (read = toys) around. I totally want to do some more intense cleaning now. Definitely. And I am assessing where I can hang up some pictures. Again, it's been over four years. Shouldn't we have some pictures hanging on our living room walls? I think so ...

Then we head to the other side of the living room, and I think that it's time to bring out the holiday decor. I've gotta dig through the garage for my Chanukah items, and the rare Christmas-season fare I might have, as well. Usually I stick to snowmen. I mean, who can resist them, right? And with Chanukah rapidly approaching, I'm going to have to get a move on, and fast.
Anyway, now I totally want to do more. I want to buy some counter height stools for my kitchen island. I actually kind of like these but I'm not sure I'm ready to spend $100 (as we would need two, after all) on them right now. Plus I'm not sure I'm ready to have my child constantly climbing them. Which we know (you know, right? It's not just me ...) she would totally be doing. And I'd lose my mind. Or just get swallowed up with anxiety. So yeah, I'll skip them for the time being!

And I want to turn our dining room into an actual dining room. We have the furniture, it's just that our old loveseat, couch and recliner are in there (playroom style) AND the hutch and the dining room table, which was pushed into a corner. What to do with that space, eh?

Anyway, that's where I'm at today. In the meantime I'm lazy, watching Pumpkin Chunkin' and "posting" - or writing this post. But I probably won't post it until tomorrow. Or the next day. Cause I'm just not in the mood to overdo the posting. After all, it's the long holiday weekend. We should be relaxing and thankful, not reading what everyone else is up to or wants to be doing.

Have I mentioned we haven't hit the IKEA in Charlotte, yet? Hmmmn. Wonder what time they open tomorrow?

Note: We didn't go to IKEA yesterday, we went grocery shopping after hitting The Diner for lunch. Today we will go swimming and pretend it's a regular Sunday. And yes, I literally mean The Diner - as that is it's name, and it's like the only pseudo-diner around. Ah, how I miss NYC sometimes!


  1. I have never been to an Ikea and my husband thanks me for it ;) we don't have one in our area ;)

  2. I wish we had an Ikea closer.

    Enjoy your holiday weekend! :-)

  3. I do like those barstools you picked out! We have some in our basement we got on sale from Crate & Barrel that we love. Also, ours all have backs on them, so that makes me feel a bit better as far as the kids are concerned. Just some food for thought. Regardless of what kind you choose, she'll be all over them and she'll learn. Don't worry! Mine love to sit at the bar in our kitchen to color and have snacks. They think they're so cool when they do!!!

  4. You have some busy days ahead of you. Let me know which barstools you choose. I need to get some myself. Gotta get out the decorations too!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner


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