Wednesday, February 10, 2010

If You Give Your Wife New Furniture...

If you have never read the children's book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie...",
 You might not appreciate this as much.  But after my husband bought new furniture for us, (which was VERY apprectiated I might add), my mind began to wander as I sat on our new couch in our living room...

IF you give your wife new furniture...
She is going to want new curtains to match...
then new carpet,
new tables,
new lamps,
new fireplace screen,
new chairs,
and new paint for the walls.

But if you do all of that,
she will want a new house to go with it!

So, for now..
 because money does NOT grow on trees.
I will be sitting in my white-walled living room with my old tables and lamps enjoying our new couch!

We don't have the chance to buy new things often, and IF we do, they are from thrift stores.  Which is still great!  But for our family of 13, used couches don't last long!  No thrift store for this one! 
Believe me when I say I am no happier than I was before the couch, (okay, maybe a temporary happy), but how less stressful it is to not have to take a deep breath every time I sit down  for fear of wondering if the frame is going to hold! :)

I am so thankful that we have this new addition in our living room, but I am always amazed how the flesh wants more and more!  I have learned to be content for now, and that is VERY good!  I am thankful for what I have and realize I only WANT more, not NEED more!  :)

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Annika said...

beautiful! so happy for you!

Robin said...

How neat!! I love it!

****Josh and Erin Clanton***** said...

How fun! Enjoy those splurges. They don't come around often!


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