Mar 8, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 3/8/2010


WEATHER
Temps are getting warmer, days are getting longer, and the sun shines more. Spring is coming!! It rained most of the day yesterday, and today I woke up to lots of fog. By the end of the day it's supposed to be 48F. Woo Hoo!


SCHOOL
My last week was quite stressful with 3 papers and 2 tests to be completed. If I'm lucky, I'll get A's and at worst B's in both classes. I can breathe a sigh of relief that it's over, and I'll be enjoying the next two weeks of free time before the next semester starts up.


NON-DATING
I have a little "rant". Why is it when you're happily dating, the ex's come out of the woodwork? I mean seriously... two ex BF's and even my exDH has made an appearance, much to my chagrin.

#1 You don't get the benefit of affection when you're not in a relationship!

#2 Just because you're having a text-fest with your buddy about feminine hygiene (of all things), doesn't mean you send hygiene tips to all the women in your contact list, and think you're being funny.

#3 We have no familial ties, so there is no reason you should be fraternizing with my family 9yrs post divorce. (There's a whole other rant in my head about family member participation, but I won't go there)

I'm half-expecting that my 4yr "phone stalker" ex will be contacting me soon seeing as I haven't heard from him in about 4 months. Thank goodness he doesn't know where I live.


SHOPPING
Ever since I moved into the homestead, I've been on the lookout for a china hutch to use as a display cabinet and storage for my many photo albums. I didn't want to spent a lot and a problem I was running into was most hutches have a shelf in the storage area, which meant I couldn't use the area for my photo albums. There was also a size issue -- bigger is not always better, lol! I also wanted something that had a little "character".

While out doing office errands on Friday, I walked by a consignment shop. I glanced in the window and saw this:

It was only $99. Made by Keller Furniture Company, it's solid wood with a medium stain (maple, maybe?). There are a few flaws and the storage doors below need new pulls. I was even able to get it delivered for $15. The delivery guys were soooo careful and considerate about walking through my house with wet shoes. I was impressed.

35 comments:

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Your ex-DH & mine could be brothers. What did I ever see in him??? Yuck! Great buy on the cabinet! And you don't even have to refinish anything, it looks like it found a happy home!

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari I love your hutch. You have found some wonderful things. I am sure you will have all A's and B's for the semester.

Tina

valerie said...

Ah dating...the throwbacks always seem to sense you moving on and becoming happy. Don't even get me started!

Love the new find! It doesn't look like it has *any* flaws other than needing new pulls!

Alberta said...

Hopefully the ex's will melt away with the snow! Aren't you excited about daylight savings just around the corner? I can't wait for the extra light after dinner.

Love the hutch! It's nice to hear that the delivery people respected your purchase and home enough to take such care. Can't wait to hear details on where you place it and how you will fill it!

Jo said...

Beautiful cabinet, well spotted. Yes spring is def in the air here in the UK as well…thank heaven.

Shari said...

congrats on the grades...keep up the great work. The hutch you found is beautiful! What a deal!!!!! And yippee for careful delivery guys!!!!

Kay said...

What a great deal! Love the hutch-reminds me of the dining room set we bought used when we first got married. Looks like it will hold lots!

EvalinaMaria said...

Spring is good, cabinet is good and ex's will wash off with the rain. Good luck on your test, crossing my fingers for straight A.

Desi said...

So how many projects can you cram into this charming new cabinet? What? That's how I buy my furnishings.

Ranae said...

Beautiful good find!
another one for all your stash, you know a girl can never have too much ;)
Good Luck on the dating front.

Mylene said...

The cabinet looks great and hope your test comes out good.
Sorry about the non-dating episode hope this week's better. Take care.

Terri said...

Great find Meari. Glad that the weather is getting better

Debra said...

Your dating again? I must of missed something. Great find, it is a beautiful piece.
About Ex's and family. That is a tough one. Have to say that I myself has remained friends with almost all of my sisters' exs.

Anonymous said...

The hutch is lovely, Meari! I'm sorry that boys are so weird. Feminine hygiene tips? I can't even imagine....

Karin in NV

Anonymous said...

Meari, I soooooooooooo wish I had a nice man for you; my neighbor is nice and available, and handsome too, but it is a long way to go on a date! LOL... Although, Tony does travel a lot for his job. He works at NASA Langley AFB here in Newport News! (just kidding) You are such a nice person and the way these bone heads have been treating you is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVEEEEEEE the china cabinet! You really find some great buys... you go girl!

Hugs,
Sue

Donna said...

Yuck on all the ex's trying to come back into your life. Who needs that? Love the cabinet. Can't wait to see it filled.

Anonymous said...

Hope you get good grades on your exam results. That is a lovely cabinet.

Marl

Patricia Cecilia said...

Good eye--great cabinet! Funky pulls or classic? I actually LIKE looking for hardware like that; it made DH run nearly screaming in the other direction with cries of "Anything but colors or moose!"

Sorry to hear about the exs and hope things are going well with the new man.

silentsgirl said...

I love, love love that new hutch. I'm with you on the dopey exes - I've been there and it's not pretty. I know you're going to have great grades - enjoy your time off!

Lillie said...

What a great find and for that price. I would loved to own a cabinet like that.

All the best in your exams.

Katrien said...

The cabinet is lovely. How great that there are still deliveray man that have respect for people's property!
Enjoy your break from school.

Anonymous said...

That hutch is beautiful, Meari, great find! And you're right about exes. My exDH and I have now been divorced for 28 years and he STILL follows me around like a lovesick puppy dog whenever he sees me. (And since he works in my favorite grocery store, that's about once a month!)

Kim

Julie M said...

Love the hutch Meari!

My daughter says the same thing about dating. When she broke up with her boyfriend and started dating again, all these guys from the past were suddenly contacting her. She didn't like it either.

Shelley said...

Your exes are wierd, obviously why they are exes, lol!

Congrats on finishing your courses. Take a break, stitch your heart out and prepare for the next round. You can do it!!

The cabinet is beautiful. You always find the prettiest treasures when you go out window shopping.

Rachel S said...

Good find on the hutch!

I don't know what the deal is with the exes. I don't want them in my life.

Kathy said...

What a fabulous find on the hutch. pretty piece and the price is great too.

As for the exes. May they all disappear. For good! :)

Nancy M said...

I think the ex's have their own network and find out when you are dating someone and start bugging you again! We've had sun everyday in March and it was actually 57 today! But we are in for rain the rest of the week. At least you don't have to shovel rain!

Carol said...

Wow! What an amazing deal on your new cupboard, Meari--you'll have so much storage space now! You've worked so hard in school this year--hope your break is fun and relaxing with lots of stitching time :)

Vicki in CO said...

Great score on the hutch! You are the bargain shopping queen for sure.

mbroider said...

That is a nice hutch Meari. I see you always get great finds!! The armoire and now the hutch!!

You take care, those guys are insecure eh? Or cant get it that you will be happy....

Anonymous said...

Glad you are having warmer weather -- our snow is almost all melted now. DH is much happier, the golf course is open again, lol. I love the hutch, what a great buy. Enjoy your two weeks between classes.

Coleen

Anonymous said...

Very nice furniture find, Meari! As for ex's, I can only say I'm glad I'm NOT in contact with any of mine! LOL

Betty W.

Rene la Frog said...

What a beautiful find in the hutch. Can't beat the price for a real quality piece.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely cabinet! Luckily maybe my only serious ex- lives in Spain, and doesn't know my address, number, anything - so won't be hearing from him again :)

Carolyn NC said...

I think you could write a book about your ex's...Wow enjoy your two weeks off and relax. LOVE the hutch - great deal!