Monday, June 2, 2008

Out with the old (and I mean really old)...In with the New...

Thanks to my dearest friend and her husband, I was able to move the couch out to the curb today. Why yes, after quite a few months, 5 to be exact, I have found a couch. At first, I didn't want to buy anything that he would never see...I didn't want to get rid of anything that he had never used... Baby steps, I guess. The new couch doesn't actually get here until Friday, but tomorrow is garbage day and I don't feel like having a ratty (and I do mean ratty) old couch hanging out in the backyard, when the backyard already looks a little sorry most of the time.

I bought my dearest friends dinner for their trouble. I kind of felt a little dorkish and "Oh Hai, let me hold the door for you and all..." as they took the brunt of moving the couch. The onion rings were burnt and had to be remade. Apparently, it got to a dicey part of the Stanley Cup Finals and the boys (boys used so loosely here that they'd slip of your wrist) forgot about the rings and they watched the game. It was a good time and James was up too late. But, I'll worry about that tomorrow.

18 comments:

BetteJo said...

Yes, baby steps. That's fine, isn't it?
A new couch sounds wonderful! Sounds like you picked one very carefully so I hope you love it!

Angie said...

Damn Wings...shoulda won tonight!

Rach said...

Yay you! Another milestone. I'm proud of you! :o)

Silly boys burning the rings...;oP

Courtney said...

Good for you for passing that milestone! Post pics of your new couch. I love getting new things.

Stella said...

After 6 years I still struggle with changing things that need to be changed. I think you are walking those baby steps very well.

As far as the Wings go, we are hoarse from hollering at the TV last night. It is a real kick getting to see "our" team on TV here in Oklahoma! :)

(((HUGS))) to you.

Love,
Stella

Michele said...

We got rid of our old couch a few months ago. I made Tom take it to the dump. I didnt even want it at our curb because it was so ugly. Not dirty or tattered. Just hideously 80's ugly.

I think it is a great baby step for you. Not that you are deleting history. Just knowing that it is OK to start writing a new chapter.

Jeanette said...

I love new furniture! Enjoy your couch. And I still can't believe those Red Wings....34 seconds from the Stanley Cup..aghh!

Kathy said...

Thinking of you! Friends willing to come over and move the heavy stuff are priceless indeed!

Debbie in NC said...

Yeah! Baby steps! So proud of you Laura...you'll get there :)

Question: Are you back to sleeping in the bedroom yet? If not, time will come :)

Great friends you have there!

Karen said...

Good for you! Baby steps are good!

Donna said...

My heart took a tiny Leap when I heard you say "new"....You have genuinely given me a gift today sweetheart......

artemisia said...

Congrats on this step! Sorry about the Red Wings. Three overtimes!?!?

Betts4 said...

Glad you are getting a new couch. The time was right. It is not an easy thing, but you will see on Friday how good the new feels. And there is plenty around the house that still has Leonard feel to it.
Hugs!

desperate housewife said...

Good for you, Laura. I think that's a real milestone, honestly. And I want to see pictures of that couch! I love new furniture.

Jessica said...

Hey wow - that's great! Congratulations. That's a wonderful step, and I am really happy for you.

Laurie said...

This is a huge baby step Laura, and I am so proud of you. Many baby steps can blaze a trail and take you on a journey with hope. My heart is happy for you too.

Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Yay new sofa! Post pictures. :)

Shari said...

Another stepping stone. You didn't slip.

Funny how the older I get, the more "simpler" I want things to be. No fancy display of 10 things on the living room wall in a pretty assortment of pictures, sconces, shelves, and figurines. I want less. (Less to bump into anyway. Hee.)