Wednesday, January 22, 2014

He's Back and A New Idea



Look who is back at my house!  Little Sox came back home yesterday because it was discovered that a member of his new family was violently allergic to cats!  I felt really sorry for their young son who had already fallen in love with Sox and cried when he had to give him up, but we assured him that Sox would have a good home again.  Small comfort that, I know.  I have to confess to having teared up a bit myself when we told him goodbye.  As hard as goodbyes are, we're hoping to find another forever home for him because we already have enough kitties. 


~We've had a few sunny days here and there!~

 I can't tell you how many projects are started but not finished in and outside my house.  But, I just happened upon another sort of project that I want to tackle and it will be a bit easier than the others that are on the waiting list.  And this is one I want to start on right now!

We have a flat screen tv downstairs in the family room, actually it is really the man-cave, and in the living room we have an oldie but goodie tv in an oak entertainment center.  I don't watch tv much, but when my son comes home to visit, the men gather around the tv in the living room instead of downstairs if there is a ballgame on or to watch a movie.  Reason?  It is closer to the cook, of course!  My son, who has a huge flat screen tv, hates our little oldie but goodie and loves to remind us that we need a bigger tv upstairs.  I never really thought much about it until I saw a photo of a wall arrangement at bj's and asked myself why didn't I ever think of this?  Sometimes, the simplest solutions seem to escape me.  

In the photo I saw, there is a nice flat screen tv with a table under it and flanked by a bookcase on each side!  Bingo!  I have always wanted and needed more bookcases!  I'd have room for books, photos, and maybe baskets for storage for the DVDs.  To be honest, I'm more excited about the idea of getting bookcases than I am about a new tv!   I might have to move a couple pieces of furniture downstairs, but I could make it work.  Now here comes the hardest part...to sell this plan to BG, who is probably just a wee bit tired of hearing about my ideas.  What do you think?  Should I make cookies first before asking??

Until next time...

31 comments:

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Make cookies AND take him to lunch! Sounds like a perfect solution to the TV situation and YOU get book cases! Are you as cold as we are in your bit of MissouREE. I might and I said MIGHT be getting a teeny bit sick of our MissouREE winter. I think we will head to Florida-dee.. :) Too bad about Sox and his little boy. I know you will find him a good home! Brrrrr Cheryl!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

cookies...reminding them that the sports games would be a lot better viewing, etc. etc. etc. The wiles of us women, y'know, will do the trick every time!!!

Sorry to hear of the boy's allergies...tell them that if they want a cat that the breed, Siamese, are usually good cats 'cause they have no dander and don't shed either. At least that is what I was told. Never had any problems with our son who also was supposedly allergic to cat dander.

eileeninmd said...

I am sure the cookies will help ease the pain of a new project. I like the idea of the bookcases and TV stand. Sorry about Little Sox, I hope he finds a new home. Enjoy your day!

TARYTERRE said...

Cookies, for sure. Then hit him up with the plan. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Nancy Claeys said...

Cookies -- yes! :)

Dianna said...

Aw...so sad about the little fella having to give up Sox.... But I tell ya, that little kitty is so cute, I don't know that I'd look too hard for another home for him! ;)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

did some one say COOKIES?? i need to eat breakfast. off now. i am hungry. what kind of cookies? chocolate chip? sugar? did you say COOKIES??! i guess i am part cookie monster. ha. ha!! ( :

Estelle's said...

He is so precious Cheryl. Maybe that is a sign that this little guy is already home....sigh!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Men rarely need cookies to be enticed to a new TV idea! LOL! But, the bookcases might need a batch. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Sox is so sweet, poor little guy having to give him up.......More book space will be great, love books, Blessings Francine.

bj said...

awww, thanks so much for the shout out.
I know how you love bookshelves so this is a win/win idea for you. Bigger tv AND bookcases....:)
I'm on my first cup of coffee this morning and, OF COURSE, now I want..................COOKIES.

Sandra said...

if he is like my hubby it will take lots of cookies and a lot more than cookies.. i have a 32 flat and at 47 flat and now i want a 60 flat... the good thing is we both love the TV so no cookies needed.sounds like a great idea for the book cases

Vee said...

Yes, and his favorite meal and anything else you feel like tossing in there. Hope that it can be accomplished. It sounds like a plan!

Oh what a sad story about the little guy who fell in love with the kitten who made him ill. Blessed you! Hope that you can find a home for him before he gets any cuter. Does your vet allow you to put up a little poster?

Cheryl said...

Homemade cookies have never hurt a cause, have they? And in my experience, it's usually pretty easy to convince a man that he needs a new TV. Now the bookshelves? Hmmmm...go ahead and bake those cookies!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. most guys would be fine w/ any idea that involves a new flat screen tv. :)

Deanna said...

Definitely a cookie and pie idea. One cannot have enough book shelves! Good luck in getting this one done. Maybe son will help sell it for you and get it done before the Super Bowl!

Sue said...

Always, make the cookies first, works every time! ~smile~ This sounds like a great idea, been trying to come up with an idea to move our flat screen!
Sox is precious, so sorry it didin't work out for him and the little guy, if I lved nearby i would apply to adopt him. ~smile~ And like you there are so many projects we are working on, one of the reasons I haven't been blogging! Thanks for sharing.

Betsy Adams said...

We do watch alot of TV --at nights mostly. Love all of the dramas!!!! Anyhow--we have a bigscreen TV --and the larger size made SO much difference. That new set-up with bookcases sounds great. I say--go for it!!!!

I'll bet you keep Sox... What's one more kitty in your home anyhow??? Right!!!! He's such a cutie. BUT--if you don't, I'm sure you'll find him a good home.. Too bad that the others didn't work out.

Cold here this morning. Was MINUS 2 about 6 a.m. Yipes!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If a bigger TV is the reward for a new idea,he will go for it.Sounds like a great way to incorporate a TV into the decor.

Arkansas Patti said...

Hum, maybe you and Sox were meant to be. Don't fight fate.
I'd definitely go with cookies and a favorite meal also. Just be sure to do it before Super Bowl and maybe use that event to entice.

Debbie said...

hehe, i don't think it will be a hard sell at all ;)

but cookies first can't hurt!!

Jeanne said...

Temp him with the big screen TV. I don't know a guy who could resist.

Love that little kitty man. Too bad his new home didn't work out.

Amy Burzese said...

The flat televisions are so nice. I like the bookcase idea. More places to put stuff!!! :) Aww, poor little guy. It may have worked out better for Sox. You never know.

Judy said...

Lead with the new TV and then the cookies I bet he'll cave ;)

Rose said...

Just do whatever it takes...I think it is an excellent idea!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Maybe you should feed him a few cookies first. :0)

Shug said...

I say GO FOR IT!!! Make the move....change things up a bit...He will love it!!! He just needs to understand it your way, that He is the one that is going to benefit from this change (Wink, Wink)

I'm thinking that you are getting pretty attached to Sox. I say...GO FOR IT...let Sox stay!!! LOL.

hugs girl...
Shug

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

An interesting post. Sorry the young boy had to give up his pet!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Enjoy kitty whiles he with you. :)

I think that sounds like a great idea. Everytime I get a bookcase filled, I try to think where I could put another.

Stay warm today!

Ela said...

Sox is so sweet :)

Terri Buster said...

Ohh, bless his heart- I feel for him. I hope you find another home for the kittie soon. Bake those cookies- you'll have a new tv and shelves soon!