Not too long ago, I moved a chair from another part of the house into my sewing room. I had several reasons for doing so, but the main one was to entice our cat Sam to spend more time up there with me. She has some health issues that will most likely shorten her life a lot and I'd like her close while she's still with us. I've already shared pictures in previous posts that show what a hit it is for all of the pets, but Sam definitely spends the most time in it. She naps there while I'm sewing and occasionally wakes for some attention.
Although the chair is fine in there for now, I really wanted something better suited to the space and honestly a bit softer. To that end, I went furniture shopping! I invited my husband to go with me, but he declined for a couple of reasons. First, since the piece was going in my sewing room, he felt the decision should be mine and second (and probably most important) he had no desire to go furniture shopping. I warned him that if I was having trouble making a decision, I might text him some pictures and ask for his opinion.
I went to Lazboy Furniture Galleries and found several contenders. After much deliberation, I was able to narrow it down to 2 choices. The following is the text conversation between my husband and I.
Me: Which do you like better? Ignore the fabric. This one fully reclines.
Me: This one doesn't recline.
Him: Wow they're both colorful. Up to you.
Him: But the first one is less hideous.
Me: I would pick different fabric.
Him: Oh I missed that.
Me: So which do you like?
Him: Let me look again.
Him: Number one looks more comfortable.
Him: Sorry number 2 looks more comfortable.
Him: But number one looks like it fits the room better.
So how helpful would you find that conversation in making a decision? I finally picked one and didn't even bother to ask his opinion on fabric selection. It's supposed to take 8-10 weeks to get here, but I'm hoping it comes a little sooner. Hopefully it meets with this one's approval...
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Psalm 46:1-2 (NLT)