And then there was today.
The plan was to check out Trader Joe's and maybe pick up a few groceries... we did that but came home with a new couch and chair as well. Let me defend this seemingly-impulsive-large-purchase by sharing a few facts about our current set:
- It is 10 years old.
- It has survived a cat and dog, our bouncing boys, and several years of daycare.
- There is a large, stuffing-exposed tear on the arm of my favorite chair.
- There are "stains" on two cushions from Lorenzo's tooth-pulling spree.
- When we have company, we have to strategically adjust pillows and cushions to hide the various discolorations and tears.
Just as we were being sucked into the shopping vortex, we ran into some old neighborhood friends. Thankfully, I had my camera in tow! The kids were so shy but I was able to convince them to stand next to each other for a blog-worthy shot.
As for Trader Joe's... it was fabulous!! The prices were very low and there was an enormous selection of organic and specialty food items. The store itself isn't very large but I could have spent hours there. I will be going back!