I need to preface this whole thing by saying I am not ungrateful. I’m grateful for my home and I’m grateful for my wonderful husband who works hard and is content to have me stay at home. Our home is pretty and comfortable, and I enjoy the challenge of making it that way on a budget. Because being a one income family means, that while we lack for nothing, we have to watch our pennies.
All that said, every once in a while I get in a little funk, and I start “wanting”. I want an IKEA Ektorp sectional, because the one I got for a good deal on craigslist 18 months ago is not holding up well. Let’s just say chenille and pets do not mix.
I want a finished basement, because while our house is a decent size, it’s not huge, and we could use more living space.
I want a deck, because we have a walkout basement and a very sloped backyard and right now no convenient way to get out there, so we never use it.
I want Emeco navy chairs for my dining table because I think they’re cool. I’d even be happy with knock-offs.
Heck, if a McDonald’s in the middle of Podunk, Illinois can have (genuine!) navy chairs, why can’t I? Saw these while we were on vacation and had to take a photo no matter what they thought of me.
I want hardwood floors instead of a houseful of builder-grade carpet and vinyl that aren’t aging well….and they’re only 2 years old!
I want satin nickel hardware on all the doors, rather than the metallic yellow that passes for brass.
As a matter of fact, since we’re talking about doors, I finally got a house with white six-panel doors instead of flat hollow-core, and now the thing is two-panel doors. And I want ’em too!
Sigh. The thing is, folks, “I want” can go on forever and never be satisfied. So I try not to go down that road. Sure, I see things I like. Sometimes I try to copy them, sometimes I might have to save up, and sometimes I just have to be content that it will never be mine.
Just for fun, and not to promote discontent, is there anything that you particularly want?