A trip is always followed by the yearly Ikea pilgrimage to find a frame for paintings I bought as my souvenir. This year, I bought a pastel watercolor in Porto from a lone artist along the Douro River. To complement the pastel colors, I got a light grey frame.
Most of my purchases are met with lukewarm shrugs at best…
Me (excitedly): Honey! What do you think?
J: It’s OK.
Me: Well, I like it!
Of course, no Ikea trip would be complete without some ‘browsing’.
After much hemming and hawing, I decided it was time we ditch the colored plastic hangers we’ve had for more than a decade and splurge on some decent looking wooden hangers.
Ikea has the Bumerang 8-pack hangers for $4.99. I thought, what the heck, it’s time to upgrade. So I got 4 packs to replace all our hangers.
Thinking I’d get the generic, noncommittal ‘Huh’ from J, I didn’t event bother advertising the purchase. Imagine my surprise when…
J: That’s actually a good purchase. They look nice.
Me: WHAT did you say?!?!
Apparently, he hated those plastic hangers but just didn’t bother doing anything about them.