In other news, this weekend we solved the Great Carpet Dilemma. The weekend started out with Zac and me sitting in the Zupa's parking lot, me balling my eyes out. "Our place....(sniffle)...is...just...toohardtoclean!" I cried. "It's big and old and when I clean it doesn't (sniff) look any diffffferent." Zac held my hand. "And the carpppettt is soooo (sniff) groooossss I don'tevenliketowalkonit" I balled. (This first trimester has been hard to clean...I just fall asleep everywhere and then stress out our place is dirty.) So Zac, being the sweetheart he is instead of laughing at my pregnancy-hormone outburst, said, "Let's wait until the spring when the weather is better and you may like our place more (with the snow the location on a hill has been really inconvenient), but if not, then we'll move. And we can get new carpet." To which I said, "Really?" So we went into Zupa's (because it was the only thing that sounded ok to eat) with me all blurry-eyed and ate our mediocre salad and sandwiches and I felt so much better. Just being listened to sometimes makes such a difference!
The next day we went to Shopko, and it was just our luck they had 50% off all rugs, so we walked out of there with 5 rugs (some were GIANT) for $200 (and if you have ever tried to buy a rug bigger than a doormat, you know they're expensive) and Zac didn't complain that we were doing decorating-shopping. We stuffed them in our car, came home, rearranged the living room, and I felt so much better. Zac is my rug-ged knight. (See what I did there?) I cleaned the place (my energy is returning) and felt so much better.
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