Make me happy and some other stuff doesn’t thrill my soul but I’m getting used to it.
We switched, some months ago, from the one-cup, k-cup beverage system back to the old Mr. Coffee-type drip beverage system. The upside is the saving of money, and for all the green-eco freaks, no more unrecyclable used k-cups. Also up-side, better tasting coffee. Still – coffee upsets my stomach. I’m drinking a medium roast now and I may switch to a light roast. “So why drink coffee at all?”, you ask. Because I like the taste of coffee.
Therefore, I now only drink coffee in the morning, the rest of the day I drink tea. Now that I no longer use honey (too much sugar, too many calories and honey just isn’t that good for you) my tea of choice has become herbal fruit teas. My stash is running really low but !oh joy! My supermarket just had a sale on Celestial Seasonings teas. A 20-count box at $2 each – that’s 10¢ a bag. Score! I bought six boxes of tea – all different fruit flavors. Now when I make a cup of tea, I pull out my tray of teas – and smile at my lovely collection – the big question being which flavor do I try now. I’m a simple person, simple things make me happy.
Now – what is not thrilling my soul. I decided to re-arrange the ‘living room’ furniture to accommodate my husband’s very shaky left hand. I had to arrange the furniture so I could put a side table on his right side. I put living room in quotes because we don’t actually have one. We do have one very large room that is somewhat L-shaped. We have always had all the furniture flush to the wall which left the center of the room open. I’ve always had furniture arranged this way because I like open space, so I just shove everything against the walls and there you go. (And no I have never ever had a coffee table. Narrow side tables that you don’t stub your toe on or bark your shins on is my preference.)
This is how the ‘living room’ looks now –
All of that stuff used to be in a straight line, flush to the wall, except my husband’s honking big recliner, that used to be between his desks and the sofa, angled into the room. (Opposite the recliner is a short wall which is where the television is. And no, the television can’t be relocated because – it’s a long story, trust me you don’t want to sit through the explanation.)
And while this configuration doesn’t thrill my soul, I’m getting used to it. Would I rather everything be in a nice straight line along the wall, the way it used to be? Yes, I would but – you do what you gotta do.
As for the big empty space on the wall? I’ve got plans for that – should be fun, stayed tuned.