However all of the time that I was looking at this:
I wish them well. I truly do, but boy I wouldn't trade places with either of them for all the world. IMO a successful marriage requires a lot of privacy and patience.
That said, I will proceed to breach some marital privacy and exhibit my lack of patience:
The kitchen is pretty much painted but is not yet reassembled. One of the things I want to do is put upholstered cornices over the windows out there. To that end I brought home a selection of fabrics to view "in situ" and to get the hubster's opinion.
Here are the fabric swatches, in no particular order:
(Disclaimer.... all of them really do coordinate well with the new paint color, despite how the colors reproduced in the photo's. Notice that the ginger peach paint looks like 6 different colors in the photos!)
So, I hung the fabric swatches in various places in the kitchen and when dh came home from work I asked him which ones he would choose.
His answer: "The geometric one."
?!*?!?*!!?!?! It was clear from the look on his face that there was a particular one he preferred, but I ask you: Other than the linear stripes, which of these samples is not geometric?
When I pressed him further he said, "Well, I don't want fish eyes all over the kitchen."
Okay, that ruled out one of the geometric patterns that I kind of liked for the variety of potential accessory colors, but thought might be a little "too 2011" for someone who doesn't re-decorate every 2-3 years.
So I pressed a little further: to him the "geometrics" were the plaids. Uhm...well...those are probably the ones that are least likely to be called geometric. They are also the ones that I brought home only because I thought he might like them....but me? Not so much.
So, I think we're going to go with the last fabric. It is, after all...geometric...right?
Did I mention that a sense of humor and compromise are also required in a successful marriage?
Wills and Kate, good luck with all of that!