I thought I was over the whole thing. It was something I did as a young woman and I wrongly thought it was no longer a temptation now that I had some years on me. It was all part of my young, sordid past.
What a waste of time, I thought. So many other things I could have been doing. (like focusing on my kids....or my husband, for heaven's sake!)
I hid this from him for too long.
Although I didn't marry a dummy -he's a smart guy. Occasionally he would find evidences in my trunk.
I'd make a terrible criminal.
He did mention it a couple of times and even asked me if I thought the whole thing was really necessary. He thought I had everything I needed at home.
I probably did - but those early years of marriage and child bearing can be a tempestuous time of discontent for some women.
So this time around I didn't even try to hide it. Actually, with the way things are in the world now, it doesn't even seem like something that needs to be clandestine at all.
I'm OK, You're OK, you know?
They say confession is good for the soul, and I guess I'll find out since I'm posting pictures and everything.
Yep, I'm definitely smitten again. And the object of my affections is Will.
Good Will, that is. And before you start to judge me, look at what I've gotten from him in the last two weeks! He speaks my love language - - - - Pillows....Preferably pillows that are under $5, as each of these were!
Take a closer look at the tassels on this beauty! Nester would be so proud of me. (Check out the tassels she sells if you want to see some amazing fringe, plus she has a giveaway and a Super Good decorating post today.)
And who could resist these polka-dots (which are a little too casual for my living room, but the way I move things around they'll be in another place soon anyway.) The green dots match my living room walls. And all for $1.99 :)
Now, I ask you - Why would someone donate this black toile pillow with the Thick Fringe! And the checkered border!
Can you see why I can't resist Good Will when he offers me things like this?! Who needs clean houses? Who needs to read great literature? Who needs Dave Ramsey's stupid budget with no category for Pillows?!
And here is the piece de' resistance - the floral round pillow with the striped piping and border, And rub your hand across those flowers, would you? There's candlewicking on the leaves!
And did I mention? Every pillow but the polka dot one has a zippered cover so I can wash them?! Not that being zipperless would have deterred me from shelling out $3-4 for them, but with 7 sons....Washable is Nice.
Yes Indeedy, I feel better now that I've told you that I'm seeing Mr. GoodWill several times a week right now. And when I can't see him - I still wonder what he might have for me the next time we're together.
And Don't Even Bother to Ask the location where we meet. I'm trying to keep this all to myself!