So this weekend I went shopping with my mom. Because I thought to at least get a new coverlet, also known as a summer blanket. I'd seen some nice looking, suitable ones on clearance at Zeller's. And they were 30% off the last ticketed price. Good enough for me. But alas, the story of my life, they were already snapped up by much wiser shoppers than I who bought them as soon as they laid eyes on them instead of humming and hawwing about them for a week only to find them gone when they went back. Like me. Sigh.
So I had to upgrade. Not in quality necessarily, but definitely in the price. After much deliberation about the color which is a whole other post about my indecisiveness, I found a really nice coverlet that brought out the gold in my shams and bed skirt. On sale. Not as great a deal as the one that slipped through my fingers but good enough. Into the cart it went. But now, I'm standing there staring at the matching sheets, and thinking of the ugly old sheets that need replacing at home. That won't match. So guess what else went in the buggy? Yup. A sheet set. And then another. Well, they were on sale after all, right? Might as well, get them all replaced. Right? Oh boy, this is getting a little pricey.
Back at home, new bedding installed with a flourish, with a satisfied sigh, I'm gazing at the loveliness of the new, fresh look of the bed. And then it hit me. Oh no. Come October when I put the big comforter back on the bed with the ugly old duvet cover, it will no longer match in loveliness but will scream at me with clashing scariness. You know what that means. It's back to the store to get the matching duvet cover that was also on sale. I know. I know. I originally just went to get a summer blanket. But it's on sale. And it matches. And my eyes will thank me. And I'm taking control of the rebellion. Right? Right? My bank account may be whispering that I've just spent most of my holiday spending money but I had to do it! It's the principal of the matter.
And that's when my eyes caught hold of the lovely green towels on sale. But ladies, with all the strength I could muster and with a small whimper, I backed my cart slowly away. And with a last look of longing cast back toward the towels, I skipped with my cart to pay for the duvet cover. Aren't you all proud of my self restraint? I'm nothin' if not a model of spending discipline! :vD
Doesn't the gold just pick up the gold in the shams just right? And it even matches my little pillow someone gave me as a gift! And aren't I trying to hard to justify all this? LOL. That little pillow is pretty special to me. It was given to me by a friend who was also a fellow child care provider and it says: "A Hundred Years from now-It will not matter how much money I made, what kind of car I drove, or the size of the house I lived in, but maybe the world will be a better place because I was important in the life of a child."
*Now if you want to see a really cute bedroom makeover that follows a theme and everything, not just a new blanket thrown on the bed, go see what my friend Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee did with her spare bedroom. She's turning all Martha-y on me being a SAHM this summer. You can read about her other adventures into this realm while you are there. But just make sure you swallow any beverages you may be drinking. Unless of course you need an excuse to have to wash your monitor or keyboards.