I will get back to regular posting very shortly.
In the meantime, we still don't have a sofa. We have the recliner, and some very uncomfortable dining room chairs. We've been looking at sofas, and I actually like a lot of them. I saw a deep cranberry red sofa that I liked somewhat but I was a little put off by the cost (actually quite inexpensive, but the saleslady said it would wear out in 6-7 years). Also, I am wondering if I will sooner rather than later repent of having a red sofa. On the upside: they can get it in a week. We're also pretty sure that we could get this one in the front door (there are some weird angles to deal with).
We've been also looking at lamps for the bedroom, nightstands that match (haven't found any we like, though), and oh, yes, rugs. I have never had a "bedroom set". I would like to have a "bedroom set", but we'll see.
By the way, the floors ARE pretty. Scout skids a lot on them, and her claws click click click on the floors. She has developed a habit of finding the nearest throw rug, where-ever it has been thrown.
The books are still in boxes. The dishes have not been put back in the corner cabinet yet. But I have made tabouleh, banana chocolate chip muffins, and granola, and I'm thinking about making pesto. I've been reading cookbooks, can you tell? Moosewood, The Art of Simple Food, even the old standbys: Good Housekeeper, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury (the banana chocolate chip muffins came from that one). I have a wedding tomorrow, and then we're getting away briefly.
And my dad went into the hospital yesterday. The occupational therapist who tested him thought he had a good grip. However, he couldn't answer most of the questions she asked.
The big things, health care and racial equity and the state of my (Lutheran) church -- the big things will just have to wait for a couple of days.