Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...
April 19, 2009
OUR NEW COUCH IS HERE!!! Unfortunately, probably due to a problem with the warehouse it was stored in, it is INFESTED with children. We didn't notice until we'd already signed the thingie saying we'd received it in good condition.
Also, remember how I said it was RED? Not quite so red as we'd thought, is it? I've said before that I am not AT ALL skillzed at visualizing from a swatch of paint or fabric or wallpaper, and this is total proof of it. To me, the swatch looked very bright red, with a variegated color pattern that included some orange and some deep red.
It arrived, and it is WINE-colored. Which on one hand, excellent! Because AFTER we ordered the red couch, WEEKS after we ordered it, we remembered that we have a wine-colored recliner, and it seemed like the red and the wine might be a...poor mix. But in fact they are the same color, really. Both wine. And really, I can't claim I was misled by the swatch: the color name is "Claret." WINE.
But on the other hand, I was looking forward to red with little bits of orange in it. Last night, I kept trying to get Paul to engage in a conversation about whether we'd made the Wrong Fabric Choice---on a non-returnable couch, is what I was trying to discuss. He escaped into sleep.