It's amazing how quickly "new" becomes "normal". I knew there was something I'd missed from my birthday list but couldn't for the life of me think what it was. Then this morning as I was sweeping the living area it hit me - a jute rug! I only bought the rug last week (at a bargain price) after being on the lookout for one for months. After only seven days I'm already taking it for granted, even though it does look lovely and my feet are far warmer.
If I can forget about something I'd wanted for ages even when it's staring me in the face it makes me appreciate how easy it is to make an impulse purchase then let it hide in a cupboard unused.