January 8, 2012

we are on a mission.

the goal:

1) drive to charlotte to arrive at IKEA when it opens [11 am]

2) get futon so that guests can stay at our apartment [needed urgently because my parents are coming in february!]

3) potentially fit said futon [in boxes] into prius. i’m not sure about this one . . .

4) not get too distracted by all of the other random stuff at the scandinavian superstore [this might be even more impossible than #3]

5) lunch with molly, an old friend from medical school!


  • Reply anon March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Good luck with your adventure! I’ve gotten some crazy big things into our prius, especially with the back seat down and without the kids in the car. Take care of yourself; I was just reading about your friday escapades. Sounds like a very, very busy day!

  • Reply Marci March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Good luck! Long way to drive! Our mission today is a new house! It’s about to get complicated and crazy here with not much time until delivery day.

  • Reply molly March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    we can’t wait to see you! and you don’t need any advice on being a mama. you and josh are going to be terrific parents to a very lucky baby. good luck with leaving ikea with only one item! i’ve never managed that feat…

  • Reply Solitary Diner March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Sounds like a very full day. Good luck with the futon. I tried to fit an IKEA futon into a Malibu once, and it didn’t even come close to fitting inside. I drove about 20 minutes with it strapped precariously to the roof, and it was a pretty scary experience. Hopefully the futon you’re buying will be a bit more portable.

  • Reply sarah @ sarah learns March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    good luck with the futon shopping! hope you can squeeze it into the prius. 🙂

  • Reply verbs and vignettes March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    we’re going to ikea today, too! it’s not such a commitment… it’s about 40 minutes away, but it’s in the city, and i’ve only ventured there once! so excited. SO excited.

  • Reply Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    good luck for the Ikea mission!!!!!

  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    We went into Ikea when we were visiting my parents in Orlando and I mentally spent $$$$- especially on sleek kitchen and cute kid bedroom furniture.

  • Reply Jrm March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I think I say this every time you post a belly progression pic –but seriously you look great!

    Good luck at IKEA. I went on Monday and it was madness.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      thank you 🙂 !!! it actually wasn’t so bad – i think getting there when it opened helped!

  • Reply Tina March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Hope today was a mission accomplished. I know not getting distracted by all the neat things at IKEA would be hardest for me. 😉

  • Reply Atilla March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    falling asleep during a movie is not a commentary on the quality of the movie (personal note)

  • Reply shelby March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve done that Ikea pilgrimage twice. It always feels a little ridiculous but is so, SO worth it.

    Hope you got your futon home safe and sound!

  • Reply Lee Becknell March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    How big is the Prius? We’ve fit a lot of Ikea boxes into Jason’s Pontiac Vibe (it looks like a Toyota Matrix) but I’ve never tried in my Civic.

    I really enjoyed Winter’s Bone.

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