Busy, busy week. I'm going to try to organize my thoughts and take pictures and play catch-up this weekend, but for now I thought I'd share an illustration of my memory issues.
I grew tired of the cheapo round tables and cloths solution to my lack of nightstands - I need a nightstand with a drawer, because I have a cat and a Boston Terrier who steal things from the top of the nightstand. I have the L'Occitane hand cream with toothmarks to prove it. So Target.com to the rescue - Thomasville assemble-it-yourself nightstands for the amazing price of $79 apiece. Decent, attractive, non-crap nightstands for less than half the price of any others I've seen. Sold! And I had no functional bedroom lamps, and searched high and low (okay, Target store, Home Depot, mall) for lamps that weren't boring as hell and that put out more than 60 watts of light. Target.com came through again. And these items were shipped in two shipments - the nightstands arrived the day before yesterday, and the new, incredibly HOT!!! UPS man brought the lamps last night.
And what did I do? I dragged the boxes into the living room and sat down at my desk and logged onto Target.com to see when the nightstands would arrive! The ones that arrived the day before yesterday, that are awaiting assembly this weekend. Yes, I forgot they were here, even though I had thought when I saw the HOT!!! UPS Guy bringing the lamp boxes to the door, "Oh good, I can put the nightstands together and put the lamps up and have light in the bedroom again!" And 30 seconds later I forgot the nightstands were here, even though the boxes were in plain sight. I do this at least a few times a day now.
But I remember my children's childhoods and how to put together furniture and Excel spreadsheets are coming back to me, so I'm not complaining. I think it's hilarious.