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Friday 5: Texture (and a remembrance of my red sofa)

January 28, 2022

Friends, the time has finally come for us to let go of the red sofa that was a fixture of my very first single-lady apartment. (that blog post is pure gold, by the way) Purchased in 2006, the red sofa has been the source of snuggles for 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 people. It’s been in 2 apartments and a house. In an effort to keep the sofa forever, I restuffed the pillows and refreshed the batting in the seat cushions. I’ve steam cleaned it. We bought legs to replace the ones that had puppy teeth marks. When it started to sag, we bought some plastic inserts to keep the seat cushions parallel to the floor. But some of the fabric is rubbing away and the springs are coming up through the frame.

Tonight, my beloved red sofa will be hauled to the curb (a few days early for trash day, sorry neighbors!) and tomorrow a navy sofa will arrive to replace it.

I cry over everything, but this morning I cried over my red sofa. I’ll never forget it.

a saggy red sofa, much used and much loved
It is so worn out.

(receives phone call)

Um, so because of the snowstorm, the new sofa will be arriving on Sunday so I have one more night with my beloved red sofa. Carry on.


Today’s Friday 5 theme is Texture. Let’s goooo!

  1. What are the best and worst crunchy foods?
    Best: Doritos, popcorn
    Worst: Celery, pork rinds
  2. What are the best and worst chewy foods?
    Best: Homemade bread
    Worst: Mary Jane candy. They just taste .. brown.
  3. What are the best and worst oozy foods?
    Best: The inside of a molten lava cake
    Worst: Raspberry jelly/jam/sauce.
  4. What are the best and worst crumbly foods?
    Best: Brownies, homemade biscuits
    Worst: Fig Newton
  5. What are the best and worst mushy foods?
    Best: Mashed potatoes
    Worst: Sauerkraut.

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  • Cindy D January 29, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds like the red sofa had a grand life. Especially with the non-human snuggles, though in saying so I may be admitting some bias. I am currently living sans sofa. I was sure I would get one but it’s been a few months and nobody is coming over and the dogs have the bed. 🙂

    • Kimberly February 1, 2022 at 8:17 am

      It really did. Blue sofa is wonderful though. There is something to be said for support as one … matures. 🙂