Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm So Slow

I had lunch with Dentist husband today and I was venting to him, how much time it takes me to accomplish anything. I used as the example our playset purchase. We decided three years ago to purchase a playset. It took me 3 years to find the playset I wanted and no, I haven't ordered it yet because I have to wait for HOA approval. I then used as an example, our kitchen table and chairs. 8 years ago, dentist husband and I saw at the mall, the table and chairs we wanted and it took us 5 years to find the exact company who made them and another year after that to order them.

My husband then pointed out to me that my slowness is not necessarily a bad thing. He said, "You know what you want. It just takes you a long time to find it. You don't settle for just any purchase. You look and look until you find the thing you are looking for--not just something close to what you are looking for."

He is right. So, it is OK that we don't have a TV hutch. It is OK, my kids don't have bedroom furniture. It is OK I haven't figured out how big to make my back porch. Once I find exactly what I want, then I will get it. Until then, I will enjoy what little, perfect to my specifications, things I do have.

The picture is of the above mentioned, kitchen table and chairs. I don't know how to make it turn the correct way.


Lindsey said...

Are those emeco?

It's better to take a long time. Every time I buy something in a hurry, I usually regret it later. My husband gets a little annoyed with me always wanting to return things I buy.

Melinda said...

I like it that you take your time! Research is often very under-rated.

Janice said...

Yes, they are Emeco--Navy Collection