Every once in awhile I see something and immediately know in my heart of hearts that I need to be a part of it. Sometimes it’s an invitation that leads to a life-changing adventure, and sometimes it’s a photo or memory that triggers a deep need to visit an old friend, but this morning it was something different entirely. This morning Chip and Jojo let me know via Instagram that Magnolia would be having a warehouse sale tomorrow. I knew immediately this was what tomorrow was made for. Despite the call of the three tiny humans asking for breakfast, the call of Chip and Jojo was much stronger.
Now that the girls are all dropped off at school, all I can think about is, “Who would drive with me to Texas so that I can go get all the goods in that Instagram picture above.” Tee hee, Ha Ha! you say but wait I have just googlemapped that junk and it takes 19 hours and 8 minutes. This is where a large portion of you will go grab some tea and call it a day. Logical people would be deterred by the 19 hour drive, but not me! The only logical thought to me is, “what crazy friend do I need to catch up with because 19 hours would do the trick?”
Get a hold of yourself Christin! At least you could splurge and use it as your one Winter/Spring trip, flying there to grab yourself a trinket and say you had an adventure. But that’s not enough: I want almost everything in the Instagram pic alone. I would need something large to carry all my goods and wares home in! So now I have to google how much it is to rent a truck that I can drive 19 hours with my friend that will for sure become my bestie because that’s a lot of bonding, am I right? Oh, this is coming together quite nicely!
So I love our house and think we will live in it forever barring being called somewhere else entirely. We have gone through phases with our home. Phase one in our first home was the craigslist/hand-me-down/Ikea phase and I really enjoyed this one because you get to put your home together to make it reflect you with things that may not in-and-of-themselves reflect your tastes. Then there was phase two, where Matt hated our (free) couches with a deep dark passion, so we invested in a real adult couch that we bought new, y’all! I really felt like someone was going to call our bluff, busting in the door and yelling, “You are not real adults why do you think you can have a couch and chair of your choosing?!” Then we moved to our current house with more rooms, and we didn’t have furniture for some of them. For years. People would come over and sit on the ground and play in the playroom which consisted of one rug and all the toys. Ahhhh, those were the days.
Now we enter this new stage where we are going to be here forever so I should wait and maybe save up for real curtains in the main room or figure out what my vision is for a room and then try to collect piece-by-piece as time and money allows. But y’all, in my heart of hearts I know that Jojo and I could be besties and for some reason all I want is for she and Chip to come for dinner and tell us what walls to knock down and how to make it open and airy and bright and make it look like the angelic homes they reveal at the end of their show.
For me seeing that pic on Instagram was dangerous because it made it seem like a real possibility. I could grab a few items that truly are “me” and maybe say hey to the folks and share a scone with my soon-to-be new friends Chip and Jojo. Oh no, my google maps just updated and said it is down to 17 hours and 50 minutes! Hey we could be there by 4am and take a power nap in our luxurious rental truck and then Get. It. Done. Dream big. Dreams come true. A dream is a wish your heart makes. Come on people who’s with me!!! Oh snap unprompted Google Maps just said that it sent directions to my phone. I don’t even know how that could happen, but I’m choosing to see it as a sign! Pack your snacks people because I’m about to ROLL OUT (dun dun da da, buh dun dat)