My Wednesday Wishes for the week:
1) New living room furniture - Or maybe I should just wish for the ability to make up my mind. You see, I'm cheap. Not so much frugal. Just cheap. Let's make that with a capital C. Cheap. But it's time for new living room furniture as this stuff I'm currently sitting on is about a decade old. I inherited the sofa, loveseat, end tables, coffee table and entertainment center from my aunt and uncle (thanks Aunt Robin and Uncle Norm!) for FREE (told you I was Cheap!). Just the right price. It wasn't the right color when we remodeled so I bought paint and PRESTO! It matches. But it's rickety. When I purchase something, it's going to be with us for a long time so I feel that I need to choose wisely. It's hard for me to decide. We've spent hours looking. I really wanted to get the new furniture before our Game Night on Saturday, but it's just not happening. I do want the set (this includes a new flat screen tv!) by the end of February, please! (We went six months before I could decide on our new dining room table)
2) Right always wins - Good triumphs over evil. Always. I got my first taste of it on Sunday when the Eagles lost. As a humane educator (especially one with a pit bull type dog who works with at risk teen boys), I'm so over Vick. I believe in second chances. His dogs got one. Why not him? I'm fine with him playing but I'm tired of hearing what a great human being he has supposedly become, what a hero he is for going through what he did (you know, prison because he broke the law).
Lucky for Michael Vick, his fans won't do to him what he did to his losing dogs - no electrocuting or hanging or beating him with a shovel or slamming his body into the ground until he takes his last breath. He will be spared their fate. So I should be spared having to hear about him, right? (as a side note - the boys don't believe he is sorry but they aren't Eagles fans looking to justify cheering for a psycho).
Right should always win. That could be one of the reasons that I write. As a child, I couldn't stand that life wasn't fair and that bad people "won" or got away with things. My father told me as a small child, "Life isn't fair. The sooner you realize that, the less suffering you're going to cause yourself." Isn't it stinky when our parents are right? Dad, it turns out, was right about a whole lot of things my brothers and I wish he hadn't been! In my writing, I can make it so that right always wins...in the end (after some very frustrating moments where it looks like evil/bad is going to win the day, of course).
3) Magic Bed - I love my pillowtop Beautyrest (so do the cats!), but I would love it even more if it made itself every morning. It would lower itself so I could comfortably climb in (at the moment, I have to use the end table to get up into it - yes, I still haven't decided on a new bed frame closer to the floor see Wednesday Wish #1), sound like a river running through a campground or the ocean lapping the shore or a gentle rain, smell like the forest (or eucalyptus on nights when I'm stuffy). When I have a backache, it would heat just that portion that needs it. It would be warm on the cold nights and cool on the warm nights. And I would always, always wake feeling perfectly rested even if I only slept four hours (frequently if you have insomnia like mine). Oh Magic Bed...you would go perfect with my Magic Bathroom. It would make my life complete...almost.
What about you - what are your wishes for Wednesday?