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.[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/RockafellaSkank/status/221083990189293568″]
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