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Friday, December 04, 2009

Last night for dinner Mr. A and I had the other portion of the ravioli my sister and I made a while back! The ravioli's were just as good as I remembered them! I am asking for the pasta maker mixer attachment for Christmas so I can add homemade ravioli to my list of fresh foods in the freezer that become quick and easy dinners!!

While we were eating dinner, Mr. A leaned back to give Banana a pat on the head, and apparently the armrest of the chair is not a spring chicken anymore, and so Mr. A almost fell out of his chair...ha! Needless to say, I almost lost a ravioli. Ha! It was pretty funny. But it sparked our discussion (did I say "our discussion"? I meant "my monologue"...) about how we need to get a new kitchen table. The one we have was given to me 7.5 years ago from a coworker right after I started my job- her family was getting a new kitchen table and they heard my straight-out-of-college apartment was only furnished with just an old couch and a computer desk from I.kea.... So our current kitchen table and chairs is probably at least 15 years old. And it's kind of retro looking, so lest you think I'm giving a classic, timeless wooden set the boot, don't you worry. Our set has served us well, but it's time to keep our eyes out for something new. (Never mind the hilarious fact that Mr. A just exchanged his broken chair for one of the two that we never use, since it's a 4-chair table, and there's only two of us... Lord help the person who sits in that chair after we forget it's broken! Ha!)

Which is pretty convenient, because a few days ago I received an email from CSN Stores, saying that they want to let me do a giveaway to you girls (guys?)!! I was surprised and honestly a little skeptical, but I asked some not-so-subtle "are you for real?" questions and requested other examples of giveaways, and as sure as I can tell, you readers are in for a treat! Luckily the guy was not offended by my "are you a scammer?" inquiries...

Anyway, back to the kitchen table situation. I found some great casual dining room furniture at one of the online stores (Dining Rooms Direct) that is part of the CSN Store collection of web stores. This is one of my favorites (pic from website):


This is just one example of the wide variety of furnishings you can find in their online stores, so go check it out! (Edited to add: I have in no way, shape, or form convinced Mr. A to buy this table! Just a dream of mine! Haha!)

I've decided I'll be posting about/doing the giveaway this weekend in honor of our IUI! So stay tuned! Here is a hint: those of you who enjoy a glass of wine will definitely want to enter to win! And even if you don't like wine, I'm sure you know someone who does, no?

(PS. As I've had more email conversations with this marketing guy, it cracks me up that he'll be checking my blog, complete with gory IUI updates and dpiui information, to see how the giveaway is going... ha!)

(PPS. That trigger shot just kicks my butt. I am exhausted this morning! Can I please go back to bed???)

8 comments:

callmemama said...

Well that's pretty cool! You think the guy has read your blog at all? I just laughed at loud at the idea of him reading all of the "gory" details :).

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Try and work cervical mucus, sperm, the details of what goes into an unltrasound as much as you can in your update post. Kidding. Good luck.

Emily said...

Like the table. Very classic. I'm sure it will look great!

brigittemarie said...

OO I love the table!! I'll just sit on the couch when I come visit next.... How does the give away work?

Al said...

I'm intrigued by the giveaway! Very cool and I do like wine but I only get to drink it like five days a month :-).

Lol about the kitchen table incident. The new one looks very nice!

Thankful said...

Ooo... sorry to hear that the chair broke, but the new one you picked out is very nice. So excited that tomorrow is the day for you!

Lynn said...

Love the table in the pic! Its beautiful. Maybe (with a little persuasion) you can talk Mr. A into buying it :D Fingers crossed! Looking forward to the giveaway! It should be good.

I'm so excited for your IUI this weekend and I will definitely be haunting your blog for any updates! Good luck!

Katie said...

Love that table! It's beautiful and simple. I hope you get some rest in this weekend. The trigger shot does the same to me.