Monday, August 23, 2010

Small changes.

Why DOES it take us so long to change things around the house that we hate?

Like our garbage can. When we first got married we bought one at IKEA. It was white and usually looked dingy. Standard sized bags never fit. We kept that thing around for FIVE YEARS. It moved with us from Michigan to Indiana to Ohio. And we'd hated it from day one.

And yet, we didn't want to spend the cash to get what we really wanted - a somewhat-attractive stainless steel kind.

But Friday night, we took the plunge. Josh was so excited - and still is. He calls it "the most cathartic purchase he's ever made." It took us five long years, but finally - FINALLY - we replaced it with one of these:


I've also been thinking lately about why I haven't been blogging. I think it boils down to a few reasons...

5. Pure laziness.

4. I'm a little extra tired these days (I know, it's cliche).

3. I don't feel like I have that much to say. But that's probably me just being lazy.

2. My back starts hurting when I sit upright at a computer for too long. Since I do that most days for my job, spending extra time on the computer isn't overly appealing. And it's difficult to type laying down!

1. This chair is so, so, uncomfortable. Which makes #2 a lot worse.


This chair is one we stole from the dining room table set. We'd always planned on purchasing a new chair for this spot. Like when we first put the room together last summer. And here it is, a year later, and we'd never made that chair purchase a priority.

But today, we made another purchase.


I can't wait for it to come in the mail later this week. Hopefully it's comfortable! It had good ratings.

I think it will help me blog a bit more. In any case, it can't hurt. We'll see.


Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I am in the same boat...I HATE my chair. Maybe I should just buy a new one. Thanks for inspiring me...haha!

Erika said...

We all understand the being more tired :) Hopefully it gets a little better before she's born. Hope the new chair helps the back. Make sure Josh gives you plenty of good back rubs :)