ok, so raise your hand if you weren't at IKEA last Saturday
I know for a fact that Alison was there. And so was Mike.
We were there, too. For about the fourth time since a brand new store opened up very close to where we live last October. This time we went back to buy some kitchen lights that weren't in stock last month. Did I mention that our new kitchen is being installed on February 9th? Did I mention how excited I am? Maybe I should also mention that instead of sitting here blogging I really should be in my old kitchen right now cleaning out the cabinets. Don't tell.
Anyway, we went back to get the lights and guess what? They were still out of stock. Hmmmph. This forced us to splurge on two sets of three lights instead of the original one set of five that I had my heart set on, but I think my esthetic sensibilites will get over it. After all, who knows when they'll actually have the other ones in stock and I don't want to end up cooking in the dark.
We swore we were just going to run in and get the lights and be home in time for lunch, but you know how it is. You (or at least we) let your guard down and usually end up with one or two things you don't really need.
Meet our new houseguests. I'm just a sucker for plush, I guess.
mother and child
And in case the monkeys started to feel lonely we had to buy these
I think I feel a puppet show coming on.
But we did not, I repeat did NOT succumb to the cheap hot dogs or those deliciously crispy oatmeal cookies. And that's really an exercise in IKEA self-control.