I have NO reason to be unhappy- unhappy to the point of being nonfunctional- yet it seems that I am interminably pushing despair away from my surface. It is exhausting. And I think it's just been a part of who I am for so long that I don't even realize how incessantly I am having to do it. Who would I be if I weren't using all that energy just to stay functional? What if a lifeboat came along?
Who would I be??
Anywho... thank you all. Deeply.
In other news...
We sold our green sofa bed couch on Craigslist and bought a bed to take its place. (Sorry, Darrin! I know you were attached to the green monster.) We are officially adults because our guests no longer have to sleep on a vintage pull-out sofa mattress. Yay us! Now, come stay with us! We'll feed you
I went to Ross to find some bedding and found some really nice sheets, a fabulous modern GRAY bed skirt, and this fantastic down alternative plaid comforter. (Chris told me he desired to have at least ONE room that wasn't covered in floral floraly-ness... that he wanted to keep the office/guest room MODERN and SIMPLE. This is the best I could do. I am drawn to busy patterns like a moth to a bug zapper.) Then a lamp and a picture frame jumped into my cart. It all ended up costing less than $80.
Long live Ross!
In other OTHER news...
My parents are fronting us a little money so that we can have a storm shelter installed in our garage. Recent events demand it for us. In a couple of weeks, a company will come out, cut a square into the cement of our garage floor, dig a big hole in the ground, and drop a steel bunker down into it. Then they will finish it all off with a sliding door that is flush with the ground.
In the past, we've asked all of our neighbors what their tornado plan was. They all kindof shrugged and said, "We don't really know... what's yours?"
For those of you who live in tornado-prone areas (I'm looking at YOU Nashvillians and Oklahomans that I love) these things aren't all that expensive. And you might never ever need them, but also? YOU MIGHT.
You all should look into it.
Some of Chris' family have been in town this week due to tragic circumstances... Chris' aunt's sister passed away here in Oklahoma, and then when Chris' aunt came down to attend the funeral, she passed away as well. She just didn't wake up one morning.
Needless to say, the family is in shock and grappling with two unexpected deaths within the same week. We had some of the family over for dinner last night, and it was such a sweet time. It is so sad that such horrible circumstances brought us all together finally, but I am so glad we got to see them and spend time with them. They are amazing people. We are praying that God would be closer than their very breath during this difficult time...