And a chair as well

Friday, July 6, 2012 Permalink

Non Australians won’t get the Playschool reference in this title, but I’m not one to let a little thing like ‘making sense’ worry me!

Today’s Photo-a-day theme is ‘chair’. I thought about taking a picture of my boss, who is indeed the Chair (man) of my organisation, but that would be weird. Plus career suicide; as I’m sure he wouldn’t appreciate being plastered all over the internet in a blog called Debbish.

So… instead I thought I’d talk about my day, which started slightly later than planned because I stayed up late reading and drinking red wine in the bath.  Chores and other commitments aside, the highlight of the day was to be a visit to a girlfriend who recently had twins. My visit to her was LONG overdue as they’re about to graduate college. Joking… they’re 3 months old though and we’ve been trying to coordinate a catch-up for some time.

She and her partner live about 40-50km south of the city so for me it was like an epic journey, and as I hadn’t driven that far south in a while I decided to make a side trip while enroute.

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Yes, it’s true. I braved the terror that is known as IKEA!

Like many people IKEA perplexes me. On one hand a huge shop with so many things to buy is exciting. On the other it scares the shit out of me because it’s SO overwhelming. Plus it pisses me off that they put arrows on the floor to tell you which way to walk. I mean, what’s with all of the bloody rules. I rebel by walking in the opposite direction… cos that’s how I hang! (Hmmm… not so tough in my pearl and ribbon strand necklace, black boots and jeans holding the key to a baby Mercedes Benz.. but still….)

Today, however I was on a mission. For years I have wanted a rug. A specific rug which I often see in magazines (a Persisk Hamadan (right)). And – as I was passing by I decided today was the day I’d venture in.

My photo-a-day picture of a chair wasn’t going to be a problem as I had thousands to choose from. I did however, think I’d missed the rugs before finding them not far from the exit. And of course, the rug I wanted wasn’t there. Note to self, next time check the website first to see if it’s in stock! But as I needed a memento of my visit I bought a pillow for my bed. (I like a flat pillow and they’re hard to find… though Kudos to those Swedes cos the pillow menu at IKEA was pretty impressive!)

$15 pillow in hand I continued on my merry way to visit my friend L and her babies.

I have to confess I wasn’t sure how I’d be. This was to be the first time I was to see / spend any time with a friend’s babies since discovering that I wasn’t going to be having children… but I surprised myself as I completely forgot about my usual bitter and twisted (ie. it’s not fair) mindset and enjoyed my time with her gorgeous twins. It gives me hope that I will overcome the malaise that often affects me when I think about my childlessness and others withe their ‘families’.

On a final note, you may have noticed my oh-so-subtle reference to the fact that I imbibed in some wine last night. Yes… though I did so well on my June challenge I failed my dry July goal after only  6 days and 5 nights. Oh well….

Day 6 | Chair | Photo-a-day July

  • Jo Tracey
    July 6, 2012

    dry July is soooooooo over-rated. I say well done for lasting as long as you did! Oh, and re the child thing? The astrologer in me would tell you to look at and celebrate the non spewing things you have given birth to- your creative projects, the things you have fun with and take risks on (& I say that with love for my own now taller than me but previously spewing baby). I love your posts & look forward to them each day- and can see how you have nurtured and are growing them. God I hate sounding patronising, but suffice to say, I raise a glass to you Deb!

    • Debbish
      July 6, 2012

      Aw Jo, that’s lovely. Thank you. Must chat more about some of the writing you do!


  • Jo Tracey
    July 6, 2012

    would love to 🙂 Email me anytime…

  • Mel
    July 9, 2012

    OMG – I LOVE Ikea!!!! I dont particularly like the furniture (but I do love the storage options) but I think it’s all the little homey looking rooms and ideas that I like. Plus, I have a thing for the canteen! Swedish food!!!

    • Debbish
      July 9, 2012

      I haven’t tried the canteen (the whole coeliac thing makes life too difficult sometimes) but I also like the rooms. IF I was in the market for ‘stuff’ I’d probably get ideas from those faux rooms cos I love housey magazines for that reason!


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