Jack woke up at 2:30. That was not the problem.
After that, my mind was up and active, and all of a sudden, I remembered that my neighbor (3 houses down on the other side of the street) put out an adorable, vintage, white/rusty iron rocking chair. When I first saw it, I thought, "That’s cute." and went about my way.
But all of a sudden, at 2:30 in the morning, I HAD to have that chair. In my mind, I debated on whether I would repaint it a shiny new white, or leave the rusty-vintage look because it adds character. And then I thought about this outdoor chair cushion from Marshall’s that I’d been eyeing forever, but I’ve never had anywhere to put it.
I wanted that chair. I needed that rusty, old chair. I asked Jim if he would get it (since he was up ready to leave for work) and he said he would when he got home. But by then, I just knew someone else would take my treasure (probably the trash man!). I knew I could not sleep until I had it!
So, what’s a pregnant lady to do at 3 in the morning on a cold winter’s night when she cannot rest until she gets what she wants?
Well, I put on my ballet-flat slippers, my jacket, and walked 3 houses down on the other side of the street to get MY chair! I lugged it back, and felt an immediate relief that I could get some sleep for the night! Jim’s shock-and-awe look was followed by “What are you doing?!” as I politely asked him to move my new treasure into the garage on his way out. :)
Now, I can’t wait for Spring: when I can sit on the back deck in my vintage-rusty rocking chair. I’ll even throw in a glass of lemonade (which I’ve been drinking by the gallon lately!) to rest on my white Antique Mall side table from my mom! Perfect!
Note: I was going to take a picture of my new rocker, but neither 3 nor 6 AM seemed appropriate photo shoot times. I’ll post one ASAP!
PS: I wonder if I’ll still love my chair as much in the light of the day!?! Was it worth it?