Plano: Day 7
I woke up at 6:45 this morning; that’s the earliest I’ve been up in a few years, I think. Anyway, orientation was uneventful and mostly review as I expected. It got out at 2, so that gave me plenty of time to go workout (is “workout a verb? or should it be “work out” or “work-out”?) and finally do some productive furniture shopping.
More furniture stuff
(The following will seem particularly trivial, but it was significant to me anyway) So, I prayed about that furniture situation this weekend. I was getting really frustrated with not being settled into my apartment and, more importantly, not seeing a light at the end of the settling tunnel. Anyway, I decided I’d go back to the store today and see if they could scrounge up the set I liked in the color I wanted. Turns out they could order it from the “Florida warehouse”, but it’ll take a month to get here. So, I ordered the hazelnut couch/loveseat… but I think I’m going to call tomorrow and change it to the olive set. I feel like I need to live a little, spice up the living room, do something daring, go with something that’s not quite neutral. All of those things can be accomplished by getting the olive instead of the hazelnut. My living room is nothing but versions of white–off-white, tan, eggshell, regular old white–so I feel like I need to add some color, and hazelnut ain’t gonna’ do that. More importantly, if I decided the room was just too drab with the hazelnut, I’d have to go buying all kinds of accessories and throw pillows and all that, and I just don’t feel like doing that junk. So, I figure the olive couch/loveseat will add a little color and save me a bunch of time trying to add color to the room. Plus, I like the color (even though I can’t help but think that I’m going to eventually look at pictures of this furniture and wonder what I was thinking getting something the color of olives or, worse, something close to the color of split-pea soup. Regardless, I like it now and I figure this furniture ain’t gonna’ last forever (I wasn’t expecting long-term quality when I went shopping at Rooms To Go), so why bother buying furniture in a color that I think will be “in” ten years from now? Long paragraph, huh? Yeah.
As for the rest of the furniture stuff, I have pretty much decided on a dining room set from Ashley Furniture. It’s cherry wood, has a pretty small table (really, it’s perfect for this apartment’s little dining “room”), and I like the way it looks overall. I have also pretty much decided on a coffee (eh hem, “cocktail” table) at a place called The RoomStore. It’s basically a dark wood (maybe cherry, I dunno’) and I think it’ll definitely compliment both the couch/sofa and the living room very well. Now, I just gotta’ order the tables and stuff and then go find a couple lamps for the end tables (’cause I ain’t payin’ 80 bucks each for lamps at Rooms To Go or the RoomStore); Target, here I come again!
I’m diggin’ TiVo
That’s all I have to say about that.
No reading today
I didn’t get any reading done today because I basically ended up having some great conversations with friends on the phone. I wasn’t expecting it, but I had some great talks and got a chance to catch up with some of my friends. I was reminded how much I left behind when I left Florida; but it’s good to know that I left those things behind only physically, and I can still keep in touch with my friends and continue building relationships with them.
I better get to sleep. I gotta’ be up for work in 7 hours.