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November 12, 2006

Takin' Care of Business

David is out of town again, this time in Florida with his dad, visiting some aunts. With him away, I find myself more motivated to take care of stuff around the house. Yesterday, I finally got up the initiative to replace the ugly lace curtains that have hung on our windows since before the windows were ours. They were already yellowing with age when David moved in six years ago, and we began to talk about replacing them when we bought the house in 2004. We even tried once, and actually bought a set of Roman blinds at IKEA, but they didn't come with the necessary hardware, and they were too white against our white walls. I was tired of white -- I wanted color.

Yesterday I decided that I couldn't bear looking at those yellowy doily drapes one more day, so I went to K-Mart and impulsively bought a set of sheer lavender Martha Stewart curtains. I actually had more of a burgundy color in mind, but they only had two of the burgundy, and I needed at least four. I don't often shop at K-Mart. It isn't evil in the way that Wal-Mart is evil, but it just doesn't have the style of Target. However, I am a closet devotee of Martha Stewart (only since her arrest though, I never liked her before!), and I adore her Everyday products, which are only sold at K-Mart. So the new curtains are up, and the dingy doilies will soon be in the trash. I just hope David loves the change as much as I do!

Posted by eklanche at November 12, 2006 03:44 PM


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