Listening: The Kids Are Alright by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Reading (perhaps quality): Finished The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934. Making my way through On Art and Life by John Ruskin.
Reading (definitely pulp): Tore through I am Legend by Richard Matheson over the weekend.
Drinking: Water now, contemplating finishing up some wine but likely won't.
January 25, 2010
So, since I've moved into the new place I've had a blank wall.
I mean I still have the couch I've had for several years, but there was space and I've been wanting some additional seating. Not that friends couldn't continue sitting on the floor when they come over, but really an additional place to sit is a lot more civilized.
Meant to get something before Three Kings Day (also meant to put up a description of the party and some photos - must loop back and do it) but didn't and ended up lining up dining room chairs there. Looked at a variety of couches, dithered and dithered some more, then finally took the plunge and ordered a couch I saw online. One I had to put together.
Let me repeat that. One I had to put together. I may be crafty as all get out but I don't have much practice at furniture building. Or at least good furniture building. But heady on I-can-do-it-ness (and after already asking Francois to help) I was sure I'd be okay, the couch would be okay, all would be right in the world.
When the boxes finally came in today I was a little less sure.
The boxes were massive and banged up. Opening them up and extracting all of the pieces, I started to feel less certain. But I threw my hair up in a ponytail, put on some music and got to work.
The result? Voila!
Gorgeous. Stable. Comfortable. What's not to love? And it even plays well with the older couch.
o I'm really happy with the new couch. Am pondering what artwork to put up with it and what the heck to do with the extra end table but that'll work itself out. Definitely a more fun set of problems and possibilities than most.
Doing (life and related tasks): Just taking a nice break.
Doing (crafty stuff): I think putting together that couch counts as a craft project.
Wanting: A real solid night's sleep - have been feeling pretty tired lately.
Anticipating: A fun girls' night this weekend.
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