Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Someday we will have a couch. Someday we will have space to move around.  Someday Darin will be able to take off his shirt without hitting the ceiling. Someday we will have a dining room that more than 2 people can eat in. Someday we will have a dishwasher and a walk-in closet and a huge vanity and a Jacuzzi and a dish-disposal and a big screen TV and a wrap around porch... but that day, IS NOT THIS DAY (name that movie*) (and okay, I understand that we might not have all of these things, or even any for that matter, but let a girl dream).

This may be hard to believe, but I don’t actually find myself wishing for these dreamy futuristic materialistic things often. I've gotten used to doing dishes by hand, eating in the “living room” when we have people over and seeing Darin bend over every time he takes his shirts off (I don’t actually mind this last one AT ALL. He’s got a pretty  good-lookin' behind  if you know what I mean).

HOWEVER, we found a problem when we decided to invite friends over the other day for the season finale of Downton Abbey. We've never had friends over to watch a movie/TV before. Where will we all sit? The floor is uncomfortable (so is the futon) and there's not much to lean against. What to do, what to do. 

Solved the problem in the best (only) way we could. MATTRESS. Might have made getting in and out of the house a little tricky considering the mattress took up any of the space that was left to move around, but it sure did make TV watching easier.

My favorite part of the whole gig was that Darin and I got to have a sleepover that night (3 day weekend! No school Monday!). I'm not gonna lie, I was a little sad when I got home from work on Monday and saw that the bed was back in our room. I was hoping for another sleepover. Darin is too responsible for something crazy like that. Sleepover?! On a school night?! I'm crazy for even thinking it.

Moral of this story: Work with what you've got. Life is more enjoyable when you aren't living in your dreams (not saying you shouldn't dream, I do ALL THE TIME...).

*Lord of the Rings


  1. Cute post! I think the greatest things come from hble beginnings. The most portant thing you two have (and will hopefully always have) is each other!

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    1. I think that I was reading the same book at the same time

  3. I know the feeling. Love the LoTR Quote, BTW.

  4. I too picked up on the LOTR quote, but I believe that can also be found in Henry V.