The All-Star and I decided to use a bit of our wedding dough to purchase some grown-up furniture for our new rented space. We’d been using the same old hand-me-down couches for years and we felt we were ready for a “sofa & loveseat” and some end tables to match. We even splurged on the matching ottoman/coffee table. And we were happier than pigs in poop… Until the furniture arrived that is. We discovered that due to the odd shape of our living room, there was no way that the sofa would fit through the door. GASP! Of course, instead of sending it back and paying the ridiculous restocking fee, we told the delivery men to leave it and began to think of way to mischievously get the sofa in there. I’m not going to get into any of the details but let’s just say the sofa is still not in the living room. There are possible plans with the landlord in the works but I’m not counting chickens. And so the sofa stayed, wrapped in it’s black travel blanket without a hope in the world of getting sat upon anytime soon. That is until yesterday when I decided it was taking up useful space and we should just set it up where it does fit…in the kitchen. WELL, the end result actually looks great. I love having a couch in the kitchen. I can take a comfy seat while I’m waiting for water to boil. I can enjoy my morning coffee and internet surfing facing slight south-east. When we have friends over we can serve some appetizers there. It’s actually a PERFECT spot for sitting. So I’m happy it all worked out. Eventually the sofa may actually make it’s way to the promise land that is the living room. But for now, I’m enjoying the fact that I pushed my original desire aside and made due with what we’ve got.
Life can be that way sometimes (or maybe even a lot of times.) You think you need things to be one way, but the truth is you just want it that way, and the reality is that there can be a whole lot of ways and maybe even better ones than you first expected. It’s a good lesson for me. I have a tendency to get a little cranky
freak out when things aren’t as I want them. Now I’ll remember to look outside the box for alternative solutions. I may find myself even more comfortable than I’d intended to be!