Shark!

Stuffed Shark

So my husband came over today. I had originally planned on visiting him for the week-end, but then I’d have to go home to the care facility by ParaTransit taxi again. You get only 700 km at a reduced rate each year and the one-way drive from my husband to here is 72 km. This means that I can’t go each week for the rest of the year. So my husband proposed to come over for a visit.

We went to IKEA in the nearby city of Zwolle. I was looking for an office chair to use in my corner of our house. The way IKEA is constructed, you need to walk past a lot of other stuff before you can get to the desks and office chairs. This meant we could also check out the lounge chairs. I took my lounge chair (well it was originally my husband’s family’s but I used to sit in it all the time) to the care facility with me and would like a lounge chair at my husband’s house too. We couldn’t buy one right away, but we did see some good, some bad and some really rubbish ones.

At one point, we came across the soft toy aisle. My husband showed me a giant stuffed elephant and then an equally large stuffed shark. The littles were totally in awe! He asked us whether we wanted to buy the shark and we shouted “Yes!”. So we now have a stuffed shark. We took most of our stuffies to the care facility with us, so we’re very happy to have a soft toy at home with our husband too. We joked that of course we have our husband, but well, that’s different.

We also got some nice candy. Some of us were upset because we couldn’t have Swedish meatballs. Not that our husband said so – he didn’t explicitly say they were on offer, but he knew we knew about them -, but we had already had pancakes for lunch and figured it wasn’t healthy to have two meals. Everyone was content again when we got the candy.

We also ate out at a nice Indian restaurant. The food was delicious!

7 thoughts on “Shark!

  1. Wow.

    glad the littles loved the shark and were keen on it.

    I am very fond of Groots [from Guardians of the Galaxy] as plant pots and also dolls in blue dresses who sit on high shelves and teddy bears which are companions to each other.

    Argh! So that means 10 journeys every which way [770 ./. 72]- or you’d have to break it up to go to other closer places.

    “We also got some nice candy. Some of us were upset because we couldn’t have Swedish meatballs. Not that our husband said so – he didn’t explicitly say they were on offer, but he knew we knew about them -, but we had already had pancakes for lunch and figured it wasn’t healthy to have two meals. Everyone was content again when we got the candy.”

    That WAS nice.

    Yours truly has a vanilla slice sitting in a container.

    Last meal was silverbeet and egg and potato fritter.

    Why did you think the chairs were good; bad; rubbish?

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I judged the chairs mostly by how comfortable the seating was. The really rubbish one was more like a folding chair you use when going camping or something but then slightly reclined.

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      1. Thank you, Astrid, for replying.

        These folding chairs can be awkward, even when used for their intended camping purpose. If you [I] have to move around and it ends up reclining …

        Picked up a recliner from an elderly neighbour/deceased estate. It is pool table green or a few shades lighter than that.

        Has lots of tactile properties also.

        Good to know your chair criteria/judgement.

        Seating is so very very important!

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