I feel like we got a lot accomplished this weekend. It all started on Friday night when Matt discovered that the IKEA near our house finally had a bookcase in stock that we had been coveting. So we made sure to get there right when it opened on Saturday morning. Matt and I hardly ever go to IKEA, but it really is a special place. I couldn’t resist snapping some shots with my iPhone.
I love eating at IKEA. I didn’t know they had breakfast and it looked so good, but we had already eaten. So we shopped and then got lunch.
I also love IKEA for inspiration. I love this room. It had toille wallpaper. I hate wallpaper so I’m thinking of another way to get toille on the walls. I’m thinking Mom and Chad and Andrew can help me figure this out! (Hang fabric on the walls?) I’m crazy.
(Matt made this one)
(I made this one)
We replaced a TV and TV stand that we never used for the nice big bookcase/filing cabinet. It holds so much more and actually clears up a lot of floor space.
When we got home we planted seeds for our garden. Last year we did a pretty good job as first-time gardeners. Hopefully it wasn’t beginners’ luck.
We are trying the old-fashioned soil method and also a tray of special pellets that expand with water. It’s called a hydrofarm and it comes with a vented plastic top. Who knows which will work better.
Today we decided to go to Meeting. Before we got married, we knew that we wanted to look into Quakerism and we were lucky enough, as Pennsylvania residents, to have the choice of a Quaker or “self-uniting” marriage license. As a bit of a stressed-out and anxious person who can never sit still, I never thought I would enjoy going to Meeting, which is an hour of sitting and thinking. Meditation. If you feel so moved, you can stand up and speak what is on your mind. Protocol says that after someone stands up and speaks, you should take a few minutes to reflect before you can stand up and respond with your own thought or observation. I have never said anything in Meeting, but I am usually very moved by what people say.
This is the meeting house we attend:
I snuck a photo of the inside because we got there early. There are rows of benches that all face towards the middle of the room. It’s very basic–no alters or guys dressed up in fancy robes preaching at you.
We are going to try to go to Meeting again on a regular basis and it is our goal to someday be accepted as official Friends. I was excited to see that in their January business meeting, the issue of same gender marriages is being discussed as a possibility. Quakers are also Conscientious Objectors, which makes us very happy.
Matt is now practicing taiko, and I have to make some jewelry.
Is tomorrow really Monday already?