Before I get into the main purpose of this post, I have a story for you. And by story, I mean I need to whine about something.
Yesterday morning I left home an hour early so I could hit the gym before work (by far my favorite time to go). My first bus, the 67, was totally late. This makes me angry, because when the 67 is late, odds are I will miss a well-timed 50, and ultimately my workout will be cut short. So when I exited the 67 at University and Prior at a time later than when my usual 50 arrives, I was not happy as I walked toward the stop.
But then, it appeared. The 50 was just a little bit late, and I could totally make it if I ran swiftly up the street and across the intersection to the stop. So I did. Unfortunately, construction debris caused me to land one of my strides all funky and mow my left foot hurts like balls.
Alas, my feet get a lot of use, and I am still limping today.
The other thing about the construction is it causes huge backups during afternoon rush hour and I almost always end up missing the 67 going home, usually by less than a minute, and the next one doesn’t come for half an hour. I’m excited for the new light rail, but this construction is ruining my life. or at least my commute.
Wow. That lasted longer than I intended.
Wishlist Wednesday is apparently a thing in some corners of the Internet. Home decor is a Thing I Love, but sadly can’t afford much of. However, Darren and I are in the market for some new-but-inexpensive furniture items, so we’re planning to hit Ikea sometime this weekend. Partly for shelves for our living room, partly for a new chair for him, and partly to sit on some couches:
I’ve been eyeing this guy for a while. It’s simple and affordable. I’d add some big fluffy pillows.
I came across this one today and added it to my list of front-runners.
I also dream of replacing our current rug. We have a big, inexpensive, and darkly colored rug from Target right now. It worked well in our old apartment, but it makes our current living room feel smaller. I found some new favorites at Ikea and Macy’s:
I think this one is fantastic, but I suspect the pets would eat the fringe.
Argh, decorating is expensive. But fun. One day when we have more money, I will do amazing things to our home. until then: wishlist. And Pinterest. Yes.