The other day I rolled up the boring beige carpet I'd had for the past four or so years. I gave it a good vacuuming, a good beating...and a good washing with soap and water...and then I gave it to Goodwill.
I'd intended to put it back, all clean and fresh, but before it could even dry, my fickle heart saw something else.
I'd seen some cowhides on sale locally, and finally decided to break down and buy one. I'd even solicited my uncle to see if he could send me one of the hides of his own cows, but that proved to be foolishly complicated.
If only he raised zebras!
Anyway...I'd missed out on buying one (for cheap!) when I was last in Houston, and regretted it ever after. So I wasn't going to let it slip away this time. I managed to get 10 percent off too.
It's kind of like having a pet.
I call her Daisy.