Thursday, February 05, 2009

Why Didn't You Remind Me?


You all followed me all the way through my big kitchen remodel in Nov/Dec 08 and you let me get all distracted. You let me forget to update you on how it finished up!! Wednesday turned into a difficult day emotionally. I won't go into details, other then to say, things still aren't right with Andrew. On my way home from one of the countless doctors appointments I have been attending, I stopped to pick up the makings for lasagna. My attempt at salvaging the evening. (maybe if I make his favorite meal, we won't have another melt down that night) As I strolled through the store, I passed the flower area. I paused and sigh. Then picked out a lovely punch of tulips for myself.


Later when I was home working on my lasagna and smiling at my flowers, I thought... "hey, I never showed my blog the kitchen". The lighting is horrible in these photos. There isn't much I can do about that. The rom is on the northside of the house will very little natural light. You can see we tiled the backsplash, and made a "display" cabinet for all my lovely Pyrex. I love seeing all those colorfully stacked things lookin' all colorful and lovely in there.


I have my favorite vintage enamel top table sitting on the wall opposite the stove. And above it hangs a mirror that I hope will catch a reflect a little of the light in the other rooms. Oh, I found really cool chairs on the side of the road that are going to look really cool with my table. I just need to find the time to wire wheel the metal and pick out the perfect fabric for the seats. Hmm... I miss free time. Where has it gone this winter? The time where I get to be me... blissfully creating to my heart's content.


I haven't lost hope yet. I know I will find my time again. I know there will be days where there aren't any meltdowns. I know there will be flowers in the garden in the Spring. Doing little things like buying myself some tulips make the days until then a little better.

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Kerry, your kitchen turned out beautifully! As I knew it would! You have had a busy winter season. I say the Tulips are definitely a welcome reminder that spring is coming and that you also do need to take some time to take care of you. Hang in there! :)

crymson said...

flowers really do help with those kinds of days. hopefully today will be better for everyone.

Holly said...

It looks beautiful Kerry! Did you guys do the flooring too? I can't remember.

I'm glad that you were nice to yourself yesterday. I hope today is better, and that you know that things won't always be like this.

Hang in there!

Eileen said...

kerry...your kitchen look fabulous...i love display cabinets and yours looks so cool...your floor is amazing...but...how in the world do you keep it so neat, especially after creating a marvelous meal like lasgna...
hope it helped you and your family relax...
i'm here if you ever need to share...been there, done that...

Kerry said...

Thanks everyone. Today is definitely a better day then yesterday. I have had the whole day to myself! But more about that tomorrow.

Eileen... I have an OCD alterego named 'Carrie" that loved the smell of Pinesol and straight vacuum cleaner lines. LOL... she takes over my brain and does all the cleaning up. I can't help it.