This year, Value Village screamed "MERRY FREAKIN XMAS TO YOU!" in my face... or at least it felt like it. I went there trying to find some old lace to finish wrapping a few presents (like a month before that, Andrew and I agreed that we wouldn't give each other presents, so that we could get our little Jo boy a rather nice guitar ). As I'm walking through the furniture (which is the very first thing I always do, regardless of what I go there for) I see this gorgeous chair, almost hiding behind all the dressers. It was love at first sight. We had a moment. The next second, I found myself sitting on it, trying to get a hold of Andrew. It was impossible. Of course, when you REALLY need to get a hold of someone, you don't have signal, right? Well, I carried the chair to the front, sat on it right next to the cashier and started texting him. There was no way I was gonna leave this cutie behind. A couple of weeks later, here she is [ at home, where she belongs ].