New Home Decor...Furniture that is Jack-friendly...there's one for the books. When you have a toddler, you don't have kid-friendly furniture necessarily. We had a second-hand sofa that was sort of try-color, as in trying to keep it clean, and it also served as Smokey's scratching post. We have a humungous Mission-style coffee table, and a 32" television that sits on a black stand. It's a mish-mash college dorm room living style, and I was getting tired of it. I sold some really nice furniture back in LA when we were moving in order to start over again from brand-new everything...I have this terrific space to furnish, ya know?
Well, I finally broke down and spent my vacation "mad money" on reliable, responsible things. I had new tires put on Ken's truck, I had my brakes done and a new fuel pump installed, I paid some bills, bought a new sectional sofa and some curtains and some art work, and some random pieces for the sofa and the walls, moved all of Jack's toys to the sun room, and decided to make my house a home. I still have a few more things that I want to get for the living room, but in time I'll find them, and then my home will feel complete and lived-in. Well, we still have to finish the kitchen wall paper and paint the living room and dining room main walls...but for the most part the place has already taken on a different look and feel.
Did I really want to go home to California and see my family, sure I did, but I really needed to take care of these things here at home too. I made a decision that I can't be upset about, but my family won't be too thrilled...oh well. There's always summer vacation...
Anyways, I really like the new stuff in the house. It is Jack-friendly because of the deep green color we picked for the couch. It's also nice to have a grown-up space for a living room instead of a play room...it's cool!