I've vacuumed the room from top to bottom twice, but there is still a layer of dust all over everything. So, now I am taking a short break between washing the walls and ceiling with a slightly damp cloth. It's not a lot of fun, this task, but either I have to do it or I have to pay somebody else to do it. I think I understand now why it costs to much to paint a new room - it's not the actual painting that takes up all your time. It's the prep work.
In other news, I finally picked out my new sofa for this room. I wanted a sectional for lounging, and I think leather is the way to go because of the pets (specifically - the white angora cat). However, I had trouble finding one that wasn't all puffy like its mother had mated with the michelin man. When I did find one I liked, I could only get it in black or special order it. So, the order goes in this week and the new sectional should arrive in March. I hope it's worth the wait.
Finally, Winter got something new himself last week. He's been showing a lot of signs of age lately, particularly in his hips. I don't know that he's in pain all the time, but he's lost the ability to jump very much. This is a cat who loves to go as high as possible. I felt bad for him, particularly since I've introduced a puppy that the cat just wants to stay away from. So, I bought him this little dresser that converts into a mini set of stairs.
It's beside my bed right now. Of course, Winter hates it and won't go anywhere near it. Suddenly, he's making flying leaps onto the bed and sticking his landing every time. I'll give him some time, though. Hopefully the catitude will wear off before long.