during this past week of incredibly lazy days, my mind has been wandering over a variety of subjects, one of them being a new kitchen.
in keeping with that positive thinking approach, I have firmly planted the postitive thought seed in my mind about a new kitchen....so I KNOW it's just a matter of time, and incredible coaxing to get my husband to come around to my way of thinking....
this is a man mind you, who thinks that our kitchen has already been updated....we have that almond cabinet with the oak edge look, the one that was popular in the 80's....and yes, that is when it was updated, and according to him, that's enough, because the house was built in the 60's, so it's an improvement.
wish me luck, I have an uphill battle.
i will be pasting pictures, and leaving subtle/and not so subtle hints all over the place.
I want the Varde kitchen from Ikea.....it's modern, and fresh, and light wood. this house is a very boring 60's tri-level, so there isn't an ounce of cottage charm here, so modern and fresh will be the way to go.
in my husband's former life he was a custom cabinet maker, so this should be a fairly simple thing right? :)
I'm also hoping that a new kitchen will inspire me to want to cook, and prepare amazing culinary delights for my people....instead of opening a bag of frozen food, and pouring it into a pan.
I always think of john Cusack in that movie "say Anything" where he say's
quote: "i don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career, I don't want to sell anything bought or processed,or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed,or repair anything sold, bought or processed,you know, as a career, i don't want to do that"
because for now, my life is mostly all about processed.
throw in a few vegetables and fruit....and there you have it.
my children will probably have chest hair by age 10.
maybe the kitchen could transform all of that......am I dreaming?
maybe, but you never know!
I don't know what it is about this past week of overwhelming fatigue, but I have been doing crazy things like documenting my boxes of tissue for you to see, because yes, i am that person who takes an extraordinary amount of time to color coordinate her boxes of kleenex to match her various rooms, and the fact that I have gone to great lenghths to share these photos with you shows you just how nuts I am.
could this post be more boring? I think not.
I also spent yesterday, the ENTIRE DAY at the shop on the computer, following up on emails and just surfing the net. zoning out and absorbing
all of the amazing crafts, and writing skills out there waiting for this fatigue to pass, it will, just give me a week, and i will be back to painting and sanding.
at the end of the day I decided I should actually get up and price some things that came in.......they are SO cute.
little petite soap dishes handmade in various colors, perfectly sized for guest soaps, and wonderful little coffee mugs, and adorable milk jugs.
I made the mistake of ordering the wrong size coffee mugs, but they are still cute, but slightly smaller.
I crawled home after a quiet day at the store and hung out with my little family, we watched a movie....School of Rock with Jack Black
it was cute, and hilarious, that guy cracks me up in a crude way.
what amazed me was that all of the kids in the movie were actual musicians!
very impressive. my son is now nagging me for guitar lessons.
it's amazing that in an instant your children grow up, just watching my kids on the couch together last night I can see how much they have changed, and in such a short time.
my little daughter is on the tail end of toddler-hood and moving on to almost kindergartner.....I notice it mostly in her hands, the pudgy little hands with dots for knuckles, slowly thinning out, and becoming more defined....along with her face.
and my son who's now consumed with music, fashion, his hair, and friends...gone are the days when he would play for hours with legos, and other building toys, replaced by skateboards, rollerblades and itunes.
today I'll spend the rest of the day, continuing to be lazy with my family and trying to pay attention to just them, because in an instant, they're grown.....
hope you all have a wonderfully lazy....or productive Sunday however you decide to do it!