Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Corduroy Couch

Long, long ago
we purchased a velvet,
striped couch. Our

It was approximately
1980-ish and
we had lived in our

house for a couple
of years. {We bought

a piano first, and it was alone in
our living room for quite some time.}

This couch graced our living
room for many a year.

We also bought two of
these hogs to go with it.

{You know you are jealous.}

One of them still resides
in this house. {Hate to admit it,
but it is true...the rocker is very loved.}

This couch has seen
a lot of things

over the years.
It has lived in
two states, had babies
lurping on it, little kids losing
legos in it, teenagers
losing their keys
in it, and probably

every kind of candy has
found its way between

the cushions.

The corduroy couch {as it has
affectionately been named} has
been in Dixon Suite #5
for quite some time and

has had various and sundry
"owners." The poor
thing has been mended by
hand a time or two, but
recently the thread
decided it was tired of holding
things together, and just gave up.
The poor, threadbare fabric

is not far behind.

Personally, I've been ready for
*quite some time*
to show the corduroy
couch the door,
but when suggested,
a barrage of dissent
echoes throughout the house.

One particular girl
wants her shot at having the
corduroy couch in
her room.

So, this week I dutifully

unzipped the cushion covers, removed
the cushions, and put the sewing machine
through her paces and

the corduroy couch.

You know, it doesn't look so
bad when it is all
cleaned up!
The big question now is....
Why DID I wait so long????????????

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mr. Frog

we have a new
"rubber chicken."
You know, the
one we hide in silly places
to make people
in the family


Well, it isn't really a chicken
any more, you see.
chicken died a smelly
death a few
months ago.}
It is a {rubber} frog.
Um, yes,
a frog.

It has been found in several
places around the
my Christmas stocking,
Mark's suitcase,
Holly's makeup bag,
under pillows,
in shoes, etc.

But today, Holly had
the winning
{so far}
hiding spot for
Mr. Frog. I laughed
seriously sooooo

Who knew opening
the fridge could
be so much

Welcome to the family,
Mr. Frog.
You made my day.