first, an apology for the lack of posts recently. i have been concentrating on home furnishings, home decor, and antiquing.
in fact, only yesterday i was rummaging around at a yard sale when i unearthed an absolutely gorgeous brass gilded mahogany end table. the finish was the deepest, most sumptuous oak, and it goes so famously with our teal and chocolate throw pillows that it makes you just want to die. when i saw the table, i actually started trying to slit my wrists with an antique letter opener. this table is that nice. anyway, cath wrestled me to the ground and we ended up getting the table AND the letter opener. life is funny sometimes.
a lot of people have been asking me, "Hey, Dave, what's it like to be engaged?" and I have to say, it's nice. a typical day might begin with your fiancee brewing a pot of organic, shade grown, fair trade coffee (bird friendly, of course). then, probably some antiquing and a cobb salad for lunch. we'll generally hit a couple of home furnishing factory outlets in the afternoon before chopping up some fresh fruits and veggies from the farmer's market for a nice homemade salsa. i remember in my bachelor days, i'd buy salsa at the grocery store. when i think of all the store bought salsa i used to eat, it makes me sick. it really does.
so, as you can probably tell, engaged life agrees with this guy just fine. i would like to thank everyone who took the time to send us a note of congratulations. all the kind words were greatly appreciated. i have printed out all the emails and i am currently in the process of delicately singeing all the edges of the paper to give them a "weathered" look. i am going to display all of these notes in a homemade scrapbook with some pressed flowers on the coffee table. next time you come over, feel free to flip through it. but please, remember to use a coaster.
our new throw pillows, from the "Words to Live By" collection. each pillow is hand-etched by a blind seamstress in Peru with words like "love" or "fidelity." couldn't you just eat them up?