My husbands butt in these jeans…
As mentioned in my previous post, IKEA in Kansas has opened not 5 miles from my office and it is equal parts awesome and bad news bears (because it will take all my money).
Let me mention that I had been to the IKEA in Florida a couple times so I knew what to expect when going into the store for the first time but that didn’t stop it from being magical.
The store opened on September 10th, a Wednesday. I couldn’t contain my excitement so I drove over and around the store on my lunch hour. Realizing that there was going to be no way to get in and out in an hour I just admired from a distance. (I may have issues.) Let me just say that there were cops and security at every intersection, stoplight and possible crossing within a mile radius of this place. They were keeping the traffic flowing by manually changing the stoplights.
I made it to Friday the 12th before I couldn’t wait any longer and I ventured out again over my lunch hour. I parked on the second story of the parking garage and speed walked my way through the throngs of people that didn’t realize I was on a time crunch.
The following are a few of my thoughts while visiting IKEA:
- Don’t these people have jobs? I realize I’m here too but there are literally entire families here. And couples, who look like they’re on dates.
- Why in the world would you bring multiple children to this place? Especially on the week it opened. I realize they have childcare but anyone with half a brain would realize it’s going to be full.
- I want all the things.
- Man, I really feel sorry for the guy that has to use the little hand-clicker (technical name for it obviously) to keep track of the amount of people that come in.
- Some lady just ran away from her table asking me to watch her (probably) 1 year old little girl because her 4 year old-ish wild child boy just ran away.
- I wonder if she’s regretting bringing her kids now.
- What is in this Pepsi? It’s very possibly the best thing I have ever drank.
- I’m pretty sure I have a goofy grin on my face right now.
- I might need a second job to pay for my future Ikea purchases.
- The chicken strips aren’t as good as I thought they would be. Might need to try the meatballs next time.
- I want all the things. No really, I do.
- Get out of my way.
Okay, that about sums up the highlights of my visit. Obviously once wasn’t enough though because I went back this past Friday also. I have yet to buy anything outside of lunch and I’m starting to wonder if this might turn into a weekly thing. We shall see!
Has anyone else visited the new IKEA, in Kansas, yet? What did you buy?
What’s your favorite item(s) to purchase at IKEA?
Technically this photo was taken at the IKEA in Orlando when we were there in August but you get the idea. I like it.
|Mom, you’re photo taking skills need a little fine tuning. Just saying.
We can all pretend that’s more tan than it is shadow.
Well, it’s been quite a week. One I wasn’t expecting at all. For the sake of linking up at Conversion Diary I guess I will give you the 7 Quick Takes version.
1. After months of communicating via our blogs, emails and text messages I finally got to meet a blog friend in real life, on Saturday. Her name’s Kala and she blogs over at My Breezy Room. My mom and I met up with her at First Fridays in the West Bottoms in her adorable furniture booth at Bella Patina. I think we managed to make it through without any awkwardness and I think we both hope to go on another blate (blog date) soon. I realize I’m not giving our first blate the attention it deserves but check out Kala’s blog and she will give you a great rundown of meeting and discovery that neither of us was a serial killer. It’s a good read, I promise!
|Check out her booth at First Fridays! It’s awesome:)|
And on to the more depressing…
2. Monday rolled around and I headed into work feeling well rested because of the time change. I walked in and my boss immediately called me into his office. Obviously that was weird but I just shut the door and sat down. He then proceeded to tell me “where gonna have to let you go, we just don’t have enough work to keep you busy”. At that point I just sat and stared at him with what I’m sure was a look of shock and disbelief. It honestly was one of those out of body experiences where it’s like you’re looking down on what’s happening but the voices are muffled because I have almost know idea of what he said after the first sentence. Something about healthcare and all that jazz but I didn’t really catch it.
Once he finished talking he asked if I had any questions and so I just asked if it was only because they didn’t have enough work that I was being let go and he asked if I would disagree. I guess I was extra surprised because I have been nothing but busy the last month. Our business really picks up before the holidays and I thought we were doing well. I guess I thought wrong.
3. I never thought I would be 27 years old with a college degree and filing for unemployment.
4. The past couple days I’ve spent hours at my computer searching and applying for jobs. Some seem okay and some sound dreadful. At this point, I don’t know that I even want to go back to work in an office environment. I honestly feel pretty lost and not sure which direction to look. Thankfully I have a husband who has been amazingly supportive and encouraging.
5. I guess it’s times like these I’m thankful I have Faith that God has a plan for me even though I have no idea what that plan is. My Grandma (the one that freezes everything) always says if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans. I guess he’s laughing now. Maybe this is his way of telling me that he has plans for me and he will help me when the time comes. For now, I’m waiting, praying and applying.
6. I’ve officially been a desperate housewife all week.
7. If anyone in the NE Kansas area has a job opening that I might qualify for feel free to let me know 🙂 For now, I guess I’m a full-time blogger and housewife.
I’d say I had a semi-average weekend. What else is new?
|Summer on a plate my friend.|
|Garages look so much cleaner when you carry
everything out of them and set it in the driveway.
|Best Friends ForEvah!|
|Good thing the photos blurry so you can’t see how muddy I am.|
|Spoiled puppy with his ice cream.|
|Act like our dog child isn’t pretty.|
I’m FINALLY catching up with my posts relating to last weekend, right in time for another weekend.
|I’ve never seen so many people at a Royals game. Loved it!|
|And this is why America’s kids are fat.
They go to a real life Royals game and prefer to sit in an
air conditioned room playing video games. Ridiculous!
|Me: “Let’s take a picture with the field in the background.”
Seth: “Eh, good enough.”
|Let’s say my inner fat kid came out:)|
|One terrible photo with the Patriot in the background.
Fly high Patriot, fly high.
(If you just want to see the Wedding Photos, scroll to #7)
1. I had a heart attack thirty minutes ago when I went to wash my apple and realized only my wedding band was on my finger. No engagement ring. You know the expensive one with the big diamond?! Never has this happened to me and I freaked. (I have been wearing my rings on my pinky finger for the last week or so, because with the humidity my fingers swell up first thing in the morning and I can’t put my rings on my ring finger.) I now understand the saying of “my knees were weak” because they were. They were shaking and my heart was racing and I was praying that I would find it. I dropped my apple on the counter, looked in my lunch bag that I had just set in the fridge, and then raced back to my desk where my ring was sitting right inside of my work bag where it had fallen off probably 3 minutes before. Thank you Jesus!
|You can see why I was freaking out. Gorgeousness.|
|Precious, I know.|
|This isn’t the first time we have had a note from a neighbor in our mailbox.|
|The most gorgeous flowers ever.|
|LOVE our smiles in this picture.|
|Same church my Grandparents got married in over 60 years ago.|
|The farm my mom grew up on.
All wedding photos taken by Leigh Miller Photography. She is amazing talented and so sweet:)
|this may or may not be hanging in my house now…|
|circa 2006 at the KC Plaza|
|Sorta like this only not red.
|The things I do for this little puppy…|