Well, the cave is evolving quite nicely. I added a new coffee table. I got my treasure at Pier One. A bit of my own creation too. I searched all day online for the perfect coffee table and then BAM! it hit me. I had an idea. So shopping time for me. :) It is a glass top coffee table, with an oakish red colored metal frame. I have two elephant statues, two antelope type skulls and horns, and a neat looking plant in the center under neath. (Yes, pictures will be posted!)
My entertainment center turned curio cabinet has turned into quite the neat thing too. My husband was amazed at how quickly I filled it. I ordered a very neat looking bucking bronco with cowboy sculpture to really set it off. Not only did the statue arrive in the mail broken. ARG! But also, it is discontinued. So I can not get another one. WHAT!! So the search for the perfect piece continues.
We have not received the kids beds yet. I ordered them online two weeks ago. The kids each picked their own. Of course they are not matching. Heaven forbid, they have the same bed. Their room remains undone. :(
The hubby is rather enjoying the new 64 inch TV. Sports are great to watch on it. The rest of us have hardly been able to use it for our own viewing pleasure. The littlest caveman has pretty much owned the new recreation room. And the oldest cavechild still thinks he owns the big guy upstairs. They aren't big fans of the "no X-box and no cartoons on school night" rule. Big bad mean mom!
I was able to sell pieces of furniture on Craigslist. They were sold rather quickly. So that was nice to be able to put money back into the checking account which I've been so fond of lately.
Earlier in the week, we borrowed our neighbors pull behind trailer. We went to Great Grandma Marge's house (bless her soul, she's been in the nursing home for a couple of years now). Her house has finally sold, so we went to move some furniture out that we wanted to keep in the family rather than let some random stranger have all her things. So we acquired a lovely six foot long dresser with a mirror. Of course it doesn't fit in our bedroom. Blasted for odd shaped walls. But it's a beauty and I'm sure eventually I'll find a way to make it work. We also acquired a bookshelf, a lamp, and an outdoor gliding metal double seated chair. It's a pretty cool patio chair. It is in dire need of a paint job, which will be an easy remedy.
This morning I woke up and found the oldest cave child sitting on my brand new glass top coffee table. :O I promptly screeched for him to remove his bottom off my coffee table and the lad looked at me in amazement. Like I was speaking a foreign language. He said "Why?" To which I hollered in bewilderment "because it's made of glass!" Geez, total caveman moment there!
I have been cleaning and organizing all week. Tomorrow we are having our annual bash at our house. We invite all our friends over once a year and live it up. I am also throwing my birthday party in with it, so we aren't having a late fall party (when it's too cold), and we don't have to have two parties. I purposely did not put on the invitations that we were celebrating. No gag, you are such an old hag, gifts for me please. So the surprise birthday party is on them. :) No chance to give them that moment to make me feel old and haggered. I am a sneaky one. :)
My house looks great. It feels so good to finally have a house that is not one giant toy room.
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