Monday was gross and rainy and cold, but it was also my day off from the bookshop and I had stuff to do.
Specifically, I had picture frames to buy.
After 4-5 years of living in this house, The Mr and I decided to finally put the art on the walls. Not newly acquired art, either, by the way. This is stuff that has been "flattening" under heavy books on the floor in my office for... at least three years?
But we also needed frames.
So The Mr and I finally measured all twenty-four things and on Monday, I set out on my journey.
I don't know if you frequent the store HomeGoods, but I had never been and oh my damn, friends, this is a haven for everything you never knew you needed and so much more. The had a whole department FOR LAUNDRY HAMPERS.
The true miracle here is that I didn't buy anything other than the picture frames on my list. Okay, I also bought a dog toy, but it was one that I didn't even realize I had in my cart until I was in the checkout line and at that point it's rude to turn around and go put something back, so I just bought it anyway, which later felt like a terrible situation because I bought only one toy for our two dogs and that's just mean, right? When I got home I had to sneak the toy into their toy basket and just let fate run its course, and here's the impressive thing: they found it and tore it in half. My dogs are better people than I am.
Wait, this isn't what this blog post was supposed to be about... where was I? Oh right, HOMEGOODS and my ability to restrain myself from spending all of my dollars.
On laundry hampers, you ask?
Me: We need her.
The Mr: No we do not.
Me: She would be a perfect guardian for our vegetable garden.
The Mr: Like a scarecrow?
The Mr: We agreed that you would stick to the list.
Me: I CANNOT RESIST HER SIREN'S SONG.
It turns out, however, that she was $800, which is mildly out of my price range, but people have started GoFundMe campaigns for weirder things, right? Plus, while that is expensive, she also seems kind of worth it, just for the amount of conversations she would start when we have guests over - or when people drive by. I mean, she's huge. Just look at this screenshot of the MarcoPolo video that I sent to The Mr for scale:
Me: We would be the talk of the town.
The Mr: I think you and I have different feelings about that.
Me: I really thought sharing a bank account with you would be more fun.
The Mr: We buy lots of fun things!
In other news, though, look at how nice our wall looks!