Several months back, I told you how I had been smack dab in the middle of redecorating my house when I got in my car accident. My house has remained in shambles ever since. (For my newer readers, I also mentioned I'm terribly lacking in girly genes, especially those related to decorating.)
Well, even though I didn't make a lot of New Year resolutions out loud this year, I made a lot of them in my head. I imagine I'll be sharing some of them with you in blog posts over the next few weeks as I
fail accomplish them.
The Torturer is out of town skiing this week. He made sure I had appointments with one of the PT's who works for him prior to leaving. Then he left. Then I cancelled those appointments. Can you believe the office manager told me I'm not allowed to cancel appointments? Oh, how that pissed me off! Since when do I need a PT cop?
Maybe since I started cancelling appointments every time The Torturer leaves?
Just a thought ….
(And also? She called him as he was driving to the snow and told him I had cancelled!)
In any case, I wanted to use this week (free of PT) to at least begin on one of the projects I need to take care of. Primarily, making my house less embarrassing to look at. How embarrassing is the state of my house right now? Well, I found this on the floor yesterday.
That's fluff from my family room sofa. It is, literally, falling apart. I won't tell you how old it is, but the fact it's falling apart says enough.
This is the style (not color) of the replacement sofa I think I'm going to purchase.
We currently have leather, and I definitely want leather again. It's pretty much bulletproof. (Well, for the first 18 years you own it anyway!) My house is not like most of the homes in surrounding Money Town. My house is very, very lived in. Leather has worked well for us in our family room. It cleans up easily, it's comfortable, and durable.
This particular couch is soft and cushy without being too soft. The sofa arms work well for supporting my bum arm too. (Weird to you maybe? But it's a huge requirement for me to have comfortable support under my arm – I can't type without it!)
A man named Christopher is helping me with my leather selection. I'm trying to be frugal and practical all in one. Christopher works at the store. He's very good with colors and design. He really liked the idea of the texture of leather contrasting with a brick floor. He also really liked my purse … a lot.
(As an exercise in contrast, Briefcase is color blind, oblivious to texture, and one purse is exactly the same as any other purse to him.)
Stop with the stereotypes readers, Christopher is going away this week to celebrate his 24th wedding anniversary with his wife.
Yesterday he sent me home with four samples to look at against our brick floor.
I threw them on my kitchen floor to take a look at them against the brick. (There will be an area rug by the couches, but the color still needs to look decent with the visible brick. Also visible from our family room are my dark kitchen cabinets.
Is that a bottle of wine I see in that picture? I'm sure it was there for
drinking cooking purposes.
Anyway, my favorite sample once I got home, was also the one Christopher and I both had liked best at the store.
This isn't the greatest photo because it's reflecting the ceiling lights, but what do you think? (By the way, the color is called Blackberry, which I found pretty ironic after my post yesterday.) It's very similar to the color of my cabinets. Kind of mahogany-ish. Thoughts?