Friday, June 13, 2008


This morning, we met our builder, cabinet man, and architect at the new house at 8:30 to decide on all the cabinetry in the whole, entire house...every single room...main hose and end to the other! WHEW! I am exhausted! It must be 95 degrees today and of course no air conditioning. BUT, sisters...I am not complaining. This is exciting and I praise God for giving us this opportunity! We are so fortunate to have these men working with us on this project. They are easy to get along with, and listen, and then figure out a way to get it done! My kind of men!

When we left there I asked Don to go into one furniture store with me. BIG MISTAKE!
We looked at every piece of furniture in the store...even though I just wanted him to look at one little chair for the studio. Then, we went to another store to compare, and again sat in and felt of every piece, then another store, then another , then another, and, since my ankles are now the size of pumpkins, Don says this can be the last store. All in 1 afternoon, people ! I have touched today every single piece of furniture in every single furniture store in town. I have seen so many leather couches, and upholstered chairs, and console tables, and ottomans...but not a single farm table that will seat 12! Oh well, we are going to have to get t built, I suppose!

Don is 6'4".....I am 5' 2"....most furniture is made for tall people or giants, as it were, What fits him swallows me whole. My feet hardly touched the floor on anything we sat on. And my thighs hurt, standing up, sitting down, up, down, up, down.

Now, I am at home, pajamas on, in bed, computer in my lap, Vivaldi playing in the background...and about to fall asleep.
So I will now give lids are heavy, my legs hurt, I will sleep while visions of 20 colors of leather, floral red and yellow fabric, all green stripe,and furniture placement dance in my head, Either that, or I will sleep so deep, dreams can not invade. Good night, friends,


Musicaljean said...

That sounds like SUCH fun!

Dianne said...

"since my ankles are now the size of pumpkins,"...where do you get this stuff? You are absolutely hilarious! You always make me giggle...and I love it!

LivingTheLife said...

How exciting....I'm not sure if my lovin' hubbin' would be the one wanting to continue the furniture would probably be me...we went to an antique store a few weeks back for JUST a couple of hours...he did it to humor me I am quite sure...but I tell you he never complained...but I knew his heart wasn't in wasn't all that great of an antique I wasn't too disappointed when he was ready to leave.

I'll have to get the inside scoop from you on all the things you have beem me, please...I'm anxiously awaiting...

Update on our plans...we are still planning...the first rough draft of the design is here at home...we are living with it for a couple of weeks...picking it apart every now and sweet little nest has grown into a giant eagles nest...too much in sq. I wanted bigger...not necessarily more rooms...just wiser choices in placement and a bit more open...right now...we are at around 5500 sq. feet...I do NOT want to clean that or keep up with it...not going to happen!! I want to be around 4300 sq. that too much for empty nesters???

Have fun...keep us posted...and blessings to you all.


andi said...

Hey! Loved your comment on my blog, you have touched my children's lives. Remember you helped Benjamin hear a river. :) We all love and appreciate your gifts so much and are blessed by the time that you take with them. You are leaving fingerprints that will last their lifetime and actually beyond.
I am in Bham this weekend and will look for a table for you. Will call if I find something. I love to look for furniture and will hope to find something....not just good, but perfect. A table is the centerpiece for conversation. I hope you got the chair for the studio.

windycorner said...

Cabinetry and furniture decisions all in one day> It boogles the mind. I hope you've been saving lots of pictures out of magazines.

Robin said...

Sounds like a dream day ! I feel your pain about the furniture fitting. I too am 5"2 ! HAve a good weekend.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Sounds like you are a lucky gal, pumpkin ankles & all. Are you sure you're not pregnant?!!!
My H would drive me nuts in a furniture store. ThE man has no patience!
Have fun with this exciting project....we'll be waiting for pix!
Hugs, Debrak

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I hate hate hate furniture shopping with my husband. He is great and has the best taste and I usually go with what he picks out, but first, we have to do that thing of going to every store in town. ....we wouldn't want to pay $1.95 more for the same thing would we??? I'm the type that just sees what I want, buy it and if I get buyer's remorse later, well so be it! :)

Judy said...

Tonya: Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me the idea of another road trip a little further south! I'm sure Rhoda and I would love to come to Dothan sometime if we can find a mutually agreeable time for all of us to meet. We both have some obligations coming up but don't be surprised if one day we show up in Dothan!

Thanks for the invite! See ya soon....


P.S. The ONLY time I let my hubby go furniture shopping with me is when the decision has been made and HE IS PAYING!!!