The Life & Times of Mommiehood

Here I am finding my way through uncharted waters.

retail therapy

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The past few weeks have not been the greatest for me, for a few reasons. This weekend Stephan had a few wonderful meltdown moments that were challenging and so unlike him that we are a little concerned about what’s going on with him. For about a week or so we’ve been looking at TVs and debating whether or not we should spend the money on a new TV when our current TV, while a few years old, is really a very good TV.

Thursday was rough at work, dealing with some students with some tough issues coupled with my own stress. I was so over everything. I’d gotten in two nice walks taking a few students to the Federal Reserve and didn’t need to head to the gym … so I went to Sofa Mart. We got our last couch there and I just thought I’d pop in and see what they had. Figured at least I couldn’t walk out with anything since it’s not like I had hundreds of dollars in my wallet. So I’d get some retail therapy at no apparent cost.


I wandered through the whole store, well, the half with non-leather furniture, and sat in several couches. Found one that I really liked and texted Andy. He was going to check out a couch/loveseat combo on sale at JCP on his way home Friday that while cheap, might have been just that, cheap. Our current couch, also purchased at Sofa Mart (only about 9 years ago) has been great, we loved that it was long and deep and had a high back. So I wanted similar features in a new couch. I’ve also been coveting a chaise lounge, though not sure one would really fit in our space. The “jigsaw” getup was a perfect mix of everything I wanted!

Andy was not super impressed with the couch/loveseat at JCP, and we weren’t sure fitting that much furniture in our living room was a good idea anyway. We went to check out the couch at Sofa Mart Friday and he liked it too. As we were still debating the TV thing and couldn’t do both, we decided to wait on the couch and check out TVs. After looking at TVs we decided that a couch was the better use of funds. Maybe come Christmas or next year’s Super Bowl/March Madness, we’ll be able to get something for a good deal. We went back to Sofa Mart Saturday morning and bought the couch. They are quick with delivery and got it here this afternoon.

comfy new couch

I love, love, LOVE it and a friend with a truck is going to help us get the old couch to Goodwill so we’ll get a little tax credit on that next year. Can’t wait to put Stephan to bed and snuggle up with Andy to watch a movie … or the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Chuck we have on the DVR.

stephan mommie new couch

Another picture of Stephan and I … he was a little excited about the new couch, and didn’t want to sit still for a picture.

And one more from the store. They had these cute little toddler chairs … not worth the $130 but cute all the same.

kiddie chair


Author: AngieK

My husband Andrew and I have been married for fourteen years and love living in Colorado! Eight years ago I became a mommie to an awesome little boy and four years ago to my precious little girl. The past few years have been a whirlwind.

One thought on “retail therapy

  1. Glad you got a new couch, at a good deal too. I am beginning to get into the chocolate brown color, so it looks like a good purchase!

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