I got something wonderful today. Something I’ve been wanting and thinking about for over a year. I went to tarjay,
for diapers to get out of the house, and there at the end of an aisle, marked down to $4.98 each!!!!!! were three boxes of you-assemble-it CUBBIES!! My heart started beating really fast as I read over the measurements on the box. 16x16x16. Would that be big enough, I wondered? I opened up an already opened box and slid out one of the pieces and thought hard about the size of our backpacks and decided that YES BY GOD I FINALLY AM GOING TO HAVE CUBBIES AND FOR LESS THAN TWENY BUCKS!
You just don’t know how much I have thought about this. I finally decided that I would go to home despot and get lumber and make them, but as D told me, I knew it would be expensive. Several times, I have fallen asleep at night thinking about cubbies. It was awful. Now the problem is that I bought the only three they had, and didn’t have time to go to the other store for more (oh tomorrow, I will, I will go) and one of the three I bought has no hardware. So I need to exchange one and buy as many more as I can find. That moment, of seeing the cubbies there, in all their perfect cheapness, it was right up there with the other revelation I had this week:
Next spring, if Willow is potty savvy, I can put both the girls in the preschool program that Nate and Sophie did at a local high school child development program. It meets twice a week for about ten weeks, and only costs something like thirty bucks. For three hours each time. Oh wow. If it works out, I can grocery shop, take care of van issues, sew, clean the house, go to costco. And Tarjay, mustn’t ever forget Tarjay!