Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We were at my revered mother-in-law's house for Thanksgiving. It had been a while since I'd been there. I admired one of her rugs and said, "If you ever get tired of this, I'll take it off your hands." She is like me in the sense that her feelings for a household object can turn on a dime. She said, "You can have it, I am trying to get rid of some things, and it is more you than me. I think it is too Native-American for me." It's a kilim from Turkey. But I knew what she meant. She is more the Aubusson type.
So we brought it home and I am loving it in that spot. I like the dark rug in the light-colored sun room, and it helps ground my couch, now in its winter plumage. Do you find that you want to change up your décor from season to season? I like having a bare floor in the summer, but it's a nice change for fall to have something lying there besides the dog.
And somehow in my system of decorating beliefs, the kilim rug and the tartan blankets totally go together.
Here's another pic that shows the rug better.
Speaking of things from far-off places, my parents are returning from Australia tomorrow. They've been gone for a month, down there visiting my sister, who continues to live 8,000 miles away from me in selfish pursuit of her own life. Amy, don't you know I need you to come over here and look at my rug?
I am glad that Mom and Dad will be back on this side of the world. We are used to seeing them every couple of weeks, either here or up in the mountains. I know they are sad to leave the other grandchildren, but I have two here who are very fetching.
The only downside of their return is that we'll have to give them their iPad back. That's what Hank is so engrossed in above. It was nice of them to leave it in our care. iPad, you will be missed. And Dad, I owe you $18.97 for the iTunes purchase of Plants vs. Zombies, Smallworld, and an episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Sorry about that last one but we canceled our cable and I had to find out what the deal was with Phaedra's baby because there was no way that chick didn't know how far along her pregnancy was. Please.
Anyway, rugs, iPads, hurray for generous grandparents!
It is raining here with the raining. It rains therefore I blogs. Please enjoy your day.