20 December 2006

lampapalooza


I'm in love with a lamp.

I was walking through Hobby Lobby, and it was like in a movie where the skies open up, angelic music plays, and a stream of light filters down through the clouds to the most wonderful lamp I'd ever seen in my life.

And it was 50% off.

And it was the last one.

I walked up and down the aisle trying to decide if I should get the lamp.

Pros to getting the lamp:
-it would be mine.
-it would not be someone else's.
-it was beautiful and adorable at the same time.
-it would be mine.

Cons to procuring the lamp:
-even at 50% off, it was a big chunk of money.
-no place to put the lamp with current "interior design" (ha!) arrangement.


And then, it was all decided for me when a woman walked down the aisle and I practically body-tackled the lamp to make sure she wasn't going for it (she wasn't...but if she'd seen it, she would have). And I knew that I wouldn't be leaving Hobby Lobby without the lamp. And it was a good thing that I did get it when I did because when I was walking to the front of the store to purchase it, I received several compliments on the lamp, but they were more like, "Ooooh, if only I'd seen it first..." compliments.

So it's in my newly formed "reading nook" now. That's right. Bill and I rearranged all the furniture in our house to make a spot for the lamp. It was time for the change anyway. Now we have a proper dining room...and a reading nook. And my lamp.

Seriously, if I weren't already married to Bill, I would call the justice of the peace and marry this lamp.

4 comments:

Jaime said...

you crack me up & i miss you, my dear friend

Emily Moore said...

Karen,
I found you!! I love the lamp...if only I knew where you lived, it might soon be mine...
Emily

Shelli said...

Did it have "FRAH-JEE-LAY" written on the side of the box?

Kat said...

Congratulations, K. I'm so happy for you! All I have are cheap JCPenny closeouts...I'm still trying to decide if they were worth the money. I need a pretty bow on mine...I'm afraid I'm not very crafty! So are you reading in your reading nook? :) Whatcha reading?? huh?