Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Gamble

"You like THAT," Ryan asked, with his eyebrows raised and finger pointed at my recent purchase.

I nodded.

"Why?" he asked, trying his darndest to understand.

I did an expressive dance to illustrate why and just how much I loved the decorative pillow.

"If you like it THAT much... sigh... then there is no other way. Let's keep it."

I jumped and clapped. I may have sang a special happy song. I mean, I had bought the pillow on a gamble. I saw it and I loved it. It was all I could ever want in a decorative pillow and more.

But I also knew that Ryan and his mismatched chromosomes would never "get it." Maybe he'd even hate it. And perhaps he does hate it. But at least he's being a good sport about it--which is generous considering I put my foot down (with an accompanied vomit sound) on more than a few of his decorating ideas.

And so I give you a glimpse of what is to come of our front room--the decorative pillow being the inspiration:

5 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh. I...LOVE...that pillow. The colors are amazing. I can't wait to see your pillow-inspired living room.

Melanie said...

Mismatched chromosomes . . .your choice of wording explains so much. I'm definitely going to have to use that!

I love the pillow, your room will turn out great.

auntie said...

LOVE THE PILLOW!!

adrienne said...

Since Ryan is so very nearly perfect in so many ways, it really is surprising that he doesn't love the pillow

Jessie said...

Hey will you email me your address? I want to invite you to my shower! jessienielson@gmail.com