Monday, September 17, 2012

My living room is growing up

This weekend, not only did my mom and stepdad come visit, but they brought me FURNITURE!

Dude, I have a couch! AND a glider! It's almost like I'm a real live adult.

The glider was my grandma's and the couch was my mom's. Both are in excellent shape and both are begging for upgrades. I really want a fun-colored slipcover for the couch, but that might revoke my adult status.
If only Pippi was purple, I wouldn't think twice before buying this gem.

I love when my parents visit. Not only does my stepdad always help me with my "honey-do" list and my mom makes sure I have the things that I need (hello toilet paper!) but they're great company. I wonder if the teenage me would have ever suspected I'd be saying that someday. They're thinking of moving further south eventually and I'm really looking forward to it. Of course I do realize that probably 70% of their decision to move closer is based on the fact that my brother and sister-in-law will eventually have their first grandchild and they'll want to be close enough to spoil it on a regular basis, but still. I'm looking forward to it.

In running news: I can't tell you how much better my runs have been since the weather stopped being a bitch. Also, having the windows open in the house is awesome. I think this is the first time I've ever wished Summer would end based strictly on the weather.
Random Beauty and the Beast reference...FTW.

Also, my post-Hartford challenge arrived.
Thank you, eBay.

Excited doesn't begin to explain it. No, I'm not a masochist. Why do you ask? I have a feeling it's going to be a painful Winter.

Today? I have a case of the Mondays. How about you?


  1. Wait, have you been sitting on the floor in your living room for the last few months??

    This weather is amazing. I hope it stays for Hartford.

  2. This weather is awesome. I want it to be fall forever.

    Insanity?? Really? My plan is to switch to hot yoga in the winter. I'm excited. :) And it will probably be less painful than insanity.

  3. A white couch? You are so much braver than me. I'd have to get a slipcover for that, just to protect it!

    I tried insanity once, it wasn't too bad (for a workout DVD) but it was just the one time :)

  4. A white couch in our house would be brown in 2 seconds. We have a light orange couch that badly needs replaced. Bad idea with two dark dogs!

    Your living room looks great though! I love what you are doing with the place!

  5. I could not keep a couch white. We have a black cat that loses hair in clumps. I figured a slipcover was required to keep your adult card. My mom has a few different ones. I thought about trying Insanity, but I'm cheap. Whomp whomp.

  6. I just told Eric I want to do P90X after my race! I'm scared, who knows if it will actually happen. I have no children or dogs but we have a brown couch because I am clumsy. Your room looks great though! I bet you are so comfortable right now.