Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Couch Potatoes

Joey and I are now the proud owners of one couch, one loveseat, one coffee table, two end tables, and two lamps - all courtesy of Rooms To Go. I cannot believe I was able to make all those decisions in one day. I just repeated Philippians 4:13 over and over. For someone who takes several months to pick out a shower curtain, I figured we would be shopping for a couch well into the next millenium. Luby's lines stress me out, if you know what I mean. All those decisions to be made, so many options, and all topped off with a lady in a hairnet holding a mash potato-covered spoon saying "Come on lady, whadda ya want?". Oh the pressure.

Needless to say, Rooms To Go was almost painless. At least for me, I felt like the process went quite smoothly. Joey might not say the same. This is what happens when Results Oriented Marries Process Oriented. This is how Joey works: he decides he will buy a truck and an hour and half later - he buys one. This is mind boggling to me! He indulged me in my three trips around the store to pick out the couch. Sitting down, laying down, imagining the couch with our floors, imagining it in 8 years after kids, asking rhetorical questions, too trendy?, too boring? too patterny?, etc. And after 7 more trips around, we had tables and lamps. He wanted these to be my decisions and was incredibly patient with me. But, I do think I exasperated George, the guy who had to walk around with us 10 times.

I have officially met my quota this year in decision making - husband, weddings 1 & 2 (pls. see earlier post for an explanation if this is confusing), house, dogs, and now major furniture. What's the next major decision? Oh, the obvious one. A potted plant is logically the next step... :)

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