In our new apartment, the hubs and I lack a couch. In NYC, we’d been rolling with a futon that I’d had since 1999, my sophomore year of college. Classy, right? I loved that futon, but it was time to say goodbye.
I mean, we are 30 years old. It’s time to have some grown-up furniture, dammit.
Thus, a real couch is very high on the to-buy list, but I’ve never purchased a couch before and am a tad overwhelmed. In the meantime, we have one measly chair to provide butt space for two adults and two cats.
Competition is fierce.
Which is how I end up in situations like this:
Ahem, Parker. You’re blocking my view, buddy.
He may be 20 pounds of solid black cat, and he certainly has that “don’t make me cut you” glare perfected, but he is such a big mush. He just wants to snuggle. I feel bad every time I boot him off.
Can’t wait until we have a nice big couch on which everyone can spread out!
Today’s EAT: I had planned to pull a fast one on the hubs and mix up some black bean burgers for tonight’s dinner. But he got home early and my motivation for entering the “but really, it’s delicious, even though it’s meatless” battle waned.
Enter Trader Joe’s Thai Shrimp Dumplings:
I cut up a yellow squash and tossed it into the pan too. If we are going to eat snack food for dinner, we can at least bolster it with a veggie or two.
Today’s DRINK: This Newton’s Folly Cider was on heavy promotion at TJ’s today:
Fall = apples = cider, I guess? Aside from being pretty sweet, it wasn’t bad. I prefer drier ciders but given how insanely cheap this was (like, $4 for a six-pack) I’m not complaining!
Today’s RUN: I dragged my butt out of bed this morning and shuffled through seven slow miles. It wasn’t even particularly hot or humid today, but I think I’m still dragging from traveling and, ahem, staying up way past my bedtime last weekend.
Today’s QUESTION: Furniture – do you have grown-up stuff that will last a while, or Ikea hand-me-downs? We own very little in the way of real furniture at this point. This couch purchase is, like, a huge step for us.