The husband and I went carpet shopping last night, and our choices... suck.
It costs about twice as much as we were planning to spend to get nothing like what we wanted. Where are the colors? I wanted a dark midnight blue, or a royal red, or maybe a really rich looking brown. What choices are in town? Beige. Various shades of beige and cream. Who wants to spend that kind of money on BEIGE? We went to four stores, scoured the remnants, looked at everything they had in stock, and it's just... pathetic. There was one remnant that we both loved, a gorgeous, plush, dark blue... that was several feet too short in each direction. We can break the bank and order something that we'll get in 6 weeks, but that is in every way not what I want to do. I was so looking forward to having an attractive floor for once, and now... pfff. Even if we had the money to special order something, it's more than a month off. SO discouraged.
Also, I think I'm getting a cold, my back hurts like CRAZY and I slept like crap.
And last, but not least, I was so disappointed by the carpet shopping that I spent the evening sulking - and didn't do the ONE thing that I needed to get done yesterday, which is update my Amazon listings before my professional account expired... which it did at 4:30 this morning.
So, I'm out another month of fees, which I will cough up in November, when maybe pre-Christmas sales will make it worthwhile, and I will actually have some of the new titles in stock.
On the topic of mixed blessings, I do have some paid work to do today; it's nice to finally have some to do, but I mostly just want to go back to bed today.
Off to do that, and see if accomplishing something makes me feel better.