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Riding the Ferris Wheel

September 13, 2012
by thenestinggame

I asked Taylor when does life gets back to normal and he wisely said there is no normal. If you wait for normal to happen you’ll miss the whole ride. Ok then. Off we go.

{katie lloyd photo}

It’s funny. In my blogging absence (I’ve missed it!) it seems like many of my blogger friends (like Amy and Rita) have come to the same conclusions lately. Life over laptop, I suppose.

I got Mom mostly settled in her apartment last weekend. There are still pictures to hang and Comcast’s inadequacies to deal with, but for the most part she’s set. Her treatments started today and so far she’s feeling good. Hallelujah. Fingers crossed for more of the same. As I was hanging a mini-plate wall for her, I overheard her say, “She thinks she’s decorating her second home.”

Ha. Guilty.

While she was pretty squared away in terms of stuff, I did pick up two items for her that we are both loving.

First, this seagrass trunk from World Market is a great price. 40 bucks! (And I had a $10 coupon, so $30 for me.) You can’t get a big basket half that size for the same price.

I stuck it beneath a console table to hold DVDs, extra cords, blankets, and general living room stuff. It looks great and it hides the cords from the TV above. I also stuck felt feet on the bottom so it can slide out easily on the hardwood floors. Win-Win.

Secondly, Mom needed a small ottoman. I found this one on Clearance at Target and it is perfect! I also slapped some felt feet on the bottom, but it’s just the right height and size and the Union Jack goes great with her things. (Light blue sofa, olive/blue/red striped wing chair.) A happy find.

Finally, our deck , like Teri Hatcher’s boobs, is real and it’s spectacular. Maybe some photos next week if I can get it in gear.

Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be celebrating my birthday next week—the Samantha Jones “Welcome to my Box” Birthday—yikes. Aren’t I still 27?

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  1. Leigh Anne permalink
    September 14, 2012 3:13 pm

    Glad to hear your Mom’s feeling good. Can’t wait to see the deck!

  2. September 17, 2012 9:09 am

    I read this a few days ago, went to check out your friend’s blog, and never wandered back. Meant to say, happy birthday! Can’t even remember 35…but I was deep in toddlerland back then. I hope you have a great day and great year. Glad to hear things are going well with your mom.

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