Sunday, February 6, 2011

list time, home edition

1. Hubby and I are, apparently, becoming old. We needed a new bed frame. One that had a little more support in the middle of the bed; one that helped the mattress to not sag in the middle; one that offered a little more back support. So, Hubby started researching, and this is what he found:

This bed frame is 7 inches off the ground. I am just a hair over 5 feet 1 inch tall. This frame makes the bed come almost to my waist when I stand next to it. This bed frame gives whole new meaning to the phrase "climb into bed." But it really has some great back support.

2. I love Target. I really do. But the Target brand ziploc bags? They suck. I cannot get them to close. Hubby cannot get them to close. So I went and bought some non-Target brand ziploc bags. They close just fine.

3. I know this picture is a bit blurry. It was taken very early in the morning, and I guess this is how I see things in the morning. But... Look at how many pillows are on this couch. Why is this necessary? What happens out here after I go to bed? Do I want to know? And why did I never before notice that there are 4 million pillows sitting on my couch? I guess I don't sit down very much.

4. I did note the irony today as I was packing away the snowmen while it was snowing, with about 3 feet of snow already on the ground. But I was sick of the snowmen. So they had to go.

5. Should I have bought this stupidly cute, stupidly expensive, winking owl cookie jar? No.
Do I regret buying this stupidly cute, stupidly expensive, winking owl cookie jar? No.

6. I insisted upon buying this and hanging it on the wall:
I think it's good to have a daily reminder.

7. Sometimes I just really like to be home all by myself and jam a little Bob Seger while I put away laundry and do dishes.

8. The overhaul of the meditation room was a smashing success. It is more open, more functional, more calming. And now there is a beautiful, simple, comfortable chair and ottoman where I can sit and read and drink tea.

9. That book, Moon Over Manifest, won the Newberry Award this year. And it totally deserved it. It is the best book I've read in a long time. (I guess that's only marginally home related, but oh well.)

10. I tend to like Yogi Tea, mostly because they have little sayings on the tags of their tea bags. Today I had the very best Yogi Tea saying ever:

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.


InTheFastLane said...

Sometimes the pretty things just need to be bought. And I LOVE your sign.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I heart the owl. And double heart the Keep Calm sign. And triple heart the Yogi Tea saying.

Lyndsay said...

Don't fall out of bed - it's a long way down!

From the little glimpses you have given us, I imagine your house to be super cozy. And I bet it smells like baking a lot.