13 February 2007

Weekend Runs

Slept in on saturday as usual, woke up at like 11 am. I really had no plans for the weekend save for grocery shopping, a quick trip to Ikea to buy a TV stand I saw online and of course watching the Grammys. I had intially wanted to go see 'Notes on a Scandal' but I think that will have to wait till next weekend or perhaps Wednesday.

Grocery shopping was a breeze, I had taken some time off on Friday to organise my list according to the stores with the best deals for said items (I have learned the art of shopping with coupons and store sales papers). I then headed out to Ikea for the TV stand. Locating it on the display floor was easy enough, I jotted down its details on my shopping list and head off downstirs to pick it up. Apparently its a very popular model, that or the re-stocking people were slacking up. Anyways I had to wait almost an hr and half for them to bring out additional units from the warehouse. As I waited, I sent up a silent prayer for the good sense I had shown earlier by stopping at home and putting my perishables (fish, shrimp, chicken and veggies) in the fridge/freezer. Imagine what condition they would have been in after like 2 hrs in the suprisingly hot sun. Finally I pick up the stand, pay for it and head off to the parking lot. The thing was bigger than I had imagined it would be and just as I got to my car and was wondering how I was going to lift the thing into the car by myself (another quick prayer of thanks that I had bought a cr-v and not a civic as I had initally planned) two very helpful guys appeared and helped load it. I got my building super to help carry it upstairs to my flat. everyone I know has complained at how difficult/exasperating it can be trying to assemble Ikea furniture. In all it took like 15 mins to set the thing up; 5 mins to read the instructions, 5 mins to lay out everything, 5 mins to put it all together. Finally I can stop tripping over all the wires running every which way across the apartment. Sunday was spent cleaning my apartment from top to bottom (all 2 sqft!) oh! I bought a wok on Saturday so I 'seasoned' that. Then I made lunch for the week. I had been craving Shrimp Etouffee and decided to try and make it. Etouffee is a Cajun dish and is basically veggies and shrimp/crawfish in a flour base. It turned out pretty nicely and I was very proud of myself. I was really itching to use my wok but I had promised myself I would take it easy so I spent the rest of the afternoon sleeping. I woke up about 6 pm and watched the pre-Grammys show on E! and then the Grammys proper.

With the TV stand my living room is beginning to take shape, yesterday I found a lovely picture frame in which I put a picture of Princess. I really miss her and Bee. I think I am missing Nija as well. Everywhere I went this weekend I could have sworn everyone was speaking yoruba even the white pple! Does this mean I am going to join a Nija video club and begin to watch home videos? I don't think so! Anyways although I am itching to I will not be buying anymore furniture till it gets a little warmer then I can move out of the living room into the bedroom then each room can serve its original purpose. Target has these distressed square chests which I think will make really nice side tables as well as serve for storage. Maybe I will 'spoil' myself and buy one, maybe.

5 comments:

mochafella said...

Maybe I will 'spoil' myself and buy one, maybe

or maybe two or three. :)

adefunke said...

No space to put more than one although I could stack them in the corner by the heater ...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I was just informed that one can watch Nigerian movies for free, online at www.onlinenigeria.com

I am yet to watch any films there but my friend, who recommended it, has been a member for over a year. So, if you ever feel homesick and have the time, you might want to sign up and watch a few flicks.

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Justme said...

This is totally unrelated to your present post but check out "lost without u" by robin thicke. Its a beautiful song

adefunke said...

@Justme - It is