With the Gallery Wall nearing completion, I need a pillow plan. Josh has tried to talk me out of making throw pillows. He insists they will jeopardize our marital happiness. In his mind the scenario plays out like this…
After supper, Josh picks a movie that Brandy will love. It is a comedy, not animated this time, because the last two Brandy-friendly movie successes were animated. Josh is planning to enjoy the movie too, so there is action, loud machines moving at freakish speeds, and things exploding (the more expensive the things… the better.) The handsome misunderstood principle-guided criminal will overcome the morally void sarcastic villain. The comedic relief and impossibility of the excessive violence and anarchy, make the film altogether improbable and funny enough that Brandy will like it too.
As Brandy puts the last of the dinner dishes into the dishwasher, Josh tosses all the throw pillows on the floor. Josh and Brandy curl up under an afghan and watch said movie. They laugh and snuggle, and overall, the film is a success that ends promptly at bed time. Brandy and Josh, tiered from a long day, and anticipating an early morning, get ready for bed… without righting the throw pillows.
In the morning, Brandy scurries through her morning routine… make the bed, empty the dish washer, helping Josh pack for work, making sure Josh didn’t forget anything for work, asking Josh again if he has everything he needs for work. Oh no, where did the time go? Brandy never got to straighten the mess of pillows, and it’s time to leave for the airport. Josh notices, with anxiety, what he perceives, as vexation, on Brandy’s face, as she glances back at the strewn pillows and crumpled afghan, one last time, before heading out the door.
As Brandy kisses Josh goodbye at the airport, the strewn pillows sit heavily in his mind. He does his pre-flight inspection twice, because his unease is distracting. He suspects that Brandy is bitter, as she anticipates picking up the strewn pillows, upon arriving home. Josh is sure there will be repercussions. He just does know when or where they will emerge, but as he begins to imagine them, a coldness forms in his heart. THROW PILLOWS…. NOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Needless to say, I imagine things altogether differently. As with other home decor projects, I suspect I will feel a sense of accomplishment upon their completion, which will make me happy. The throw pillows will add to the overall home-sweet-home vibe and visual harmony that also, makes me happy. Straightening up each day, allows me to step back and appreciate that I am creative, have the time and resources to explore that creativity, and they good sense to keep it tidy, which makes me happy. With all the morning chores complete, and a smile on my face, I think about what special treat I want to make for Josh, so he will be happy too.
When I imparted this few to Josh, he smiled and said, “You’re pretty. …and silly. Girls are silly. Make some pillows.”
The Pillow Plan
Visual balance is important to me. This chart is a perfect guide to throw pillow visual balance tricks.
Next order of business. I want the theme and colors of the throw pillows to be harmonious with the Gallery Wall I spent the last month creating. With these things in mind, I hit pinterest for inspiring d.i.y. ideas.
Can’t wait to get started:)