Those of you who are left.
I recently had some major life-changing events, including getting hitched (yay!!) and moving from my lovely, gorgeous, mountainous home state to… well… someplace much flatter. It’s a little bit further from the Walmart than I’m used to. And I haven’t found any local coffee shops yet… but I’ve only lived here for a week, so I’ll give it a little more time. I don’t have a job quite yet, but I do have some folks in the area who’ve said they’d be my friends – Even after they got to know me! Next challenge on my list: DECORATING!
Suffice to say, I’m sitting in my new cozy apartment, with picture frames strewn about me. My Darling Southern Man (the husband) has taken it upon himself to do the measuring, the marking, the nailing and the hanging of the first few frames, letting me be the Visual Director! That means I get to say, “No, a little to the left, wait, no, I don’t like that, move it back, no you went a little too far, okay, right there, now down diagonally just a smidgen, and then left, no your other left…” Ahhh…. now that is power! I used to hate organizing pictures and furniture with my mother. Now I know why she enjoyed it so much — I’m pretty sure it was one of the only times she could get members of our family to actually listen to her and follow her directions, even if it was to move the living room sofa 11.6 inches to the right. I’ll have to ask her about that. But I bet I’m right.
One of the only parts of decorating I’m running into issues with is the matter of the TV/entertainment center. Namely… the wires that seem to have created a tangled web that refuses to be organized.
I thought about buying a potted plant to cover it, but I drew a concept picture of it and it just looked silly. I don’t want to get rid of the wires, since they allow me access to the outside world AKA the Interwebz. And although the most obvious answer to the dilemma is to just find a different shelving unit for the TV and it’s appendages, have you seen how much even Walmart-like stores wants for those suckers?! “We will sell you this plywood frame with no back side to it – because seriously, who’s gonna look at the back side of the television – and we’ll even add some more plywood pieces for doors, and give you some plastic handles so you can open the doors – for only $176.98!” I think I could do almost the same thing with the cardboard boxes I used to move into this place…Say! There’s an idea!
Kidding. Really. I know sarcasm doesn’t always translate well in writing, so I’ll just be plain about it.
So, here’s my question, dear Blogreader: Do you have any ideas for the covering up of the wiry mass that just so happens to be the central focus of my living room? Any input is appreciated. Unless you’re just going to be a jerk about it. There’s really no need for that.