A comfy reading chair has been on my wish list for some time. I have looked at many in stores and online, unable to find exactly what I wanted for well over a year.
There was one in an antique store, too big to fit in the Nerd Mobile. Then there was a wingback chair I tried on for size at IKEA in Centennial, Colorado. That one was SO comfy, in my budget and in stock at their location near Cincinnati but I wasn’t sure it would fit in the car either. Their shipping fees were cost prohibitive.
Most stores around here cater to the recliner crowd and that’s not what I wanted so I turned my eye to the endless parade of comfy chairs available online.
I had studied reviews, prices and chair designs so much that my social media feed advertising consisted almost exclusively of chair ads. Plus, deciphering online reviews is a true art. Spoiler alert – they’re next to useless.
Long story short. I was starting to feel like the loss of my sanity was on the horizon.
Ironic, isn’t it? The thing that I was obsessing over was the thing I needed to help me relax.
That’s why it came as a surprise that I made a quick Christmas Day decision to use a monetary gift from my parents to order a chair right then and there.
I spent the next several days obsessing over whether or not I would like the thing, tracking its progress from a warehouse in Georgia to Ohio where Fed Ex seemed to play some weird game of hot potato, passing it back and forth between the same two facilities here.
By the time the Fed Ex guy deposited it on my porch Monday I was certain that it would either be damaged or that I would hate the darn thing.
But all’s well that ends well. It’s pristine, pretty and comfortable.
There are few purchases these days that I believe will truly enhance my life. This is one of them as the vegan leather is soft as silk, providing a comfy spot to sit and read or watch tv. It’s also pretty and makes me smile.
As much time as I spend at home these days, that alone makes this chair worth its weight in gold.
While we are on the subject of deliveries, I just want to note what a tough job our delivery people have these days. They’re not just carrying letters and small parcels anymore. These folks are lugging around furniture and a mountain of packages from across the globe. I’m grateful to them all for keeping our stuff moving.