Hi Everyone! I thought I’d show you what we’ve been up to! Kitchen Makeover is getting there and Jack the cat has been a huge help, doing what he does best, making us laugh! Because this is definitely a time for humor! Musica?
He is really the only good decoration in my kitchen, and a true partner! Joe is now using my nails for paint brush displays.
It’s all coming along, the floor turned out beautiful; we’ve been washing walls; I cleaned the stove; Joe’s already painted the ceiling, and we finally settled on a wall color. It’s going to be Benjamin Moore, Woodlawn Blue (the top one on the strip above).
I know the one on the left looks prettiest, but it’s actually going to be the one on the right! The one on the left is Summer Shower (Benj. Moore), the original color of the kitchen, but we decided it’s just a bit too “baby” blue . . . we want to tone it down a bit . . . this is our chance, and we’re going to take it! I think we’re going to love it!
And of course, Jack agrees.
There is a bare bulb hanging up there; he’s got his eye on it; he’s thinking, hmmm, could I swing on that?
But really, no, not now, I’m a cat, and I need a nap right this minute.
This is the most comfortable top of a ladder I ever had.
I’m dreaming of flying!
Wait a minute, what’s THAT?
FLY!!! Gotta have it, gotta have it, gotta have it, go— ta — GOT it. Yum.
You need help up there?
‘Cause I can come up if you need me!
I know my stuff. I had a birthday, I turned one!
OMG, DO I SEE GLOVES?
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, I LOVE these gloves. lovelovelove, bitebitebite, love love love . . . I want them forever.
Don’t look at me, it was YOUR idea to get him.
And this is the general condition of the dining room; every surface is covered, wall-to-wall, with kitchen things. Early every morning I fill the dishwasher with a load of dishes and bowls. Slowly but surely, everything is getting cleaned. When the shelves are done being painted I can put it all back! It’s going to be gorgeous!
Because this is the real me . . . and that is what I wish I was doing . . .
It feels like I haven’t been able to really cook anything forever!
And all my old cookbooks are dislocated, homeless, with no place to BE.
I’ve been chopping veggies and making some delicious cold salads, Broccoli salad and Coleslaw, to keep us healthy during this period of discombooberation (pizza to-go); but what I really want to do is bake a pan of corn bread and make some apple crisp! Here’s my corn bread recipe, from this month’s calendar page . . . until I get my kitchen back, I thought maybe I can live vicariously through YOU! XOXO