Some of you may remember I had posted last week about getting a new mattress delivered.
Well, I wish I could say I am sleeping better, I AM NOT, but my husband is.
In fact this new foam mattress is like sleeping on a
So, I told him since I am now SLEEPING on the couch, we need a new couch.
Off to IKEA we go.
I am not a crazy wife, I can go and buy almost anything without his approval, but a couch is not one of them.
Mr. M. sat, laid, flopped and then made the whole family try out both the regular sized couch and the over sized couch in two different styles. He is still not convinced that we should get a new couch.
I am not giving up yet.
I did manage to leave with a few treasures for our home.
Off to Pottery Barn.
You see, he is feeling guilty that I am sleeping on the couch while he has the WHOLE king size bed, well somewhat guilty, we still have the mattress. Now, I must tell you that our trip to IKEA took over 2 1/2 hours round trip, we had to go to Canada and back and I have to practically beg, plead and promise anything to get anyone to take me there. Oh and we took the kids, hahahahahaha, insanity has settled in because Mr. M. did not bat an eyelash when I said lets go to Pottery Barn now and try their couches because they are the only other company that sells slipcovered couches that I like. Meaning in WHITE of course. Back in the car for another 45 minutes. We have already gone to the bathroom no less than 5 times and the kids have had snack, lunch and another snack.
ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE GOING HOME NOW?
I AM HUNGRY AGAIN!
HE'S TOUCHING ME!
We are now at the Galleria Mall and Mr. M. is trying to find a parking spot at 4:00 on a Saturday, anyone who has shopped there is laughing, kind of like the needle in the hay stack situation. Finally parked and dragging the kids to the mall. A smile lights up my face, I see Pottery Barn, oh sigh, I do love the store, even if I only came to LOOK. All dressed for Thanksgiving and most of the Christmas decorations already displayed. I try to soak all of the ideas in amongst the pleas of my children that they are hungry, tired, and have to go pee AGAIN. I made Mr. M. sit on each of the couches. He says "well of course these feel better than the ones at IKEA, I am exhausted." Of course I reply "but are they THREE times as better than the IKEA ones? Because they cost that much more."
He gave me the look.
Time to go home.
I bought some ribbon to decorate for Christmas, gathered a couple of catalogs for the ride and we were on our way home.
So do I make the 6 hour round trip to Pittsburgh and get an Ikea sofa cheaper than the Burlington one or do I stay local, pay three times as much for a Pottery Barn sofa?
That is the dilemma. What would you do?