batter up

Ry Girl made cookies with me this weekend. She caught on right away.

We also realized Curt’s work Verizon wireless internet broadcasts live TV… as in, the Kansas/UNC game. [We don’t normally get CBS… well, we do, but it’s “the fuzzy channel.”] Woo-stinkin’-Hoo. Curt put the monitor right up on the banister behind my sewing machine and I. Was. Happy. Go Big XII. This discovery has also initiated a little research and yielded the hopeful results of “we can ditch our landline phone and dial-up internet and switch to wireless for a mere +$10 a month.” It’s happening, People. I don’t care if I have to shave my head.

And, TADA!!! The couch… the Old Texas, stamped leather, are you kidding me couch and chair. Don’t you think it looks like a saddle? Who in a million years would have bough this couch except for me? It’s so awesome. Actually, The Boy picked it out, if you can believe it. I couldn’t believe it myself. I kept saying, “Are you serious? You LIKE it? Like, forever like it?” And he kept saying YES, so I said, “Load ‘er up.” There are no back cushions… just 3 sitting cushions. It’s clean and simple and so absolutely unique. happyhappyhappy dance

Our green toile couch with the 5 gazillion cushions will go to live with our favorite nurse, Renae. This summer we plan to finish off half of the basement and move the tv down there. Think fun carpet, comfy pillows, and Band of Brothers marathons. Upstairs will be for chicken and longhorn gazing, knitting, hot chocolate, and idle chatter. I think the leather saddle Old Texas Alamo couch and chair are perfect for that. We also got a rug to go under the couch and chair [read: the tax return cometh], but Abe puked on it last night so I can’t show you that right now. Nothing says “we got a new rug” like dog puke.

And now, to clean. And play with the chickens. And Franklin the Barn Cat… the newest addition to TexasNorth. He was a very friendly lost kitty in Stace’s neighborhood Friday. He was so nice that we just threw him in the back of the car and took him home. Why not, I say. Why. Not.

Ya just never know, People.

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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

9 responses to “batter up

  • CortneyTree

    LOVE the stamped leather, darlin’. LOVE it! If we had a basement, that would be our TV palace too–I like the coziness of a family room removed from the rest of the house. Plus, you don’t feel so pressured to keep it spotless–let’s face it, that’s where all the living and snacking and crumbs and rumpled pillows take place, why disturb that for company 😉 (as I am about to do today for guests this evening)?
    Franklin is a cutie pie, too (maybe so cute he should be THE farm cat, of Old McDonald Embroidery fame, hmmm?). I heart your farm, babe, and your adventuresome spirit. Rylie is a lucky girl to get to grow up this way!

  • sunday

    okay the whole time i read your blog i was sort of saying it in my head with yelling excitment. i can feel it all the way here in NC, it is almost too much. we are not in the tax mans favor apprantly as i am about to send off way too much money for goodness knows what (oh lets not get started). anyway i love the couch. please tell me it smells like a saddle. i used to want saddle perfume b/c i love the way leather smells! LOVE IT! cute cat as far as cats go.

  • thekooiet

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new couch and chair! That’s so cool! I’m totally with Sunday…I love the way leather smells!

    Awww, you new kitty looks so sweet. I can imagine him purring away in that last picture.

    Isn’t this weather beautiful!!! Yeah! It’s finally spring!

  • Miss Laura

    That couch is perfecttttt for you. Good grief. You married a good man.

    Did Rylie find something to eat yesterday?

  • Wende

    Well, I don’t know about the cat. . . but I’d scoop that baby up and take her home with me. 😀

  • the bantam menace

    i love franklin!!!

    and you don’t know it, but i’m downstairs already waiting for that band of brothers marathon to start. (i like to get in line early) just so you know.

  • KatieKate

    *runs downstairs to find Marie hiding behind the baby peeps*

  • the dicocco gang

    fantastic new stuff on etsy girly! And I wish I was there to play with the chicks and ride on your new couch. I saw polkadotted guinnie fowl the other day running down the street near my house.

  • sunday

    so i have a question…….
    if you are going to play for Texas do you really have to have a fiddle in the band?
    just wondering

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