Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chairs .....

I have two swivel rockers with a matching ottoman in my living room that I got years ago. The set is beginning to show wear, as it has survived two large dogs and countless cats. The fabric on the arms is worn and there are picks from the cats on the back of one of the chairs.

Hubby and I decided to go out shopping for new chairs this morning. First we went to Farmville to Green Front Furniture.   If you check their site, you will see that they occupy 12 different warehouses, equivalent in size to 12 football fields. You would think I would be able to find something that I liked. But no ... everything was either too big, too gaudy, the wrong color, or uncomfortable. I think there was just too much to look at and it was cold in those old warehouses. So we left and went to a couple of chain stores and a mom and pop store and still couldn't find anything.

If the set I have was better quality, I would get it reupholstered. I'm just afraid if I put much money in it, it would fall apart the next day.

So it looks like for the time being, I will keep my old chairs. They are comfortable and I don't have to worry too much about messing them up. Just don't look at them too closely.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A quiet New Year Day ......

This has been a quiet New Year's Day for us. It was cold and damp outside, so we stayed in all day. Even the cats refused to go out. I watched the Rose Parade this morning. The floats were so beautiful and original. I couldn't help thinking about the hours of work that went into each one. Amazing ...

We didn't have black-eye peas and collard greens to bring us luck. I didn't even think about them until after we'd eaten leftover spaghetti for supper.

Hope that doesn't mean we will have bad luck.

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions? I used to make a long list every year and then would feel so bad when I broke them in the first week. Now instead of making resolutions, I just try a little harder to do the things that are most important to me. I'm very good at wasting time - especially with the help of books, the computer, and TV.

I've been checking the news on and off today to see if the House has done anything about the "fiscal cliff" mess. I think it is a shame that our government is so bipartisan that they are willing to wreck our economy just to make a point. They all act like spoiled little kids. Okay, that is all I'm going to say since I could go on all night and you probably don't want to read my opinions.

I'm sending wishes to all for a prosperous and happy New Year!!!