Sunday, January 27, 2008

Everything but the kitchen sink

I'll admit to having my moments in the past few weeks during which I have questioned the wisdom in removing everything from our kitchen but the kitchen sink.
While pregnant.
And working.
At a new job.
In the middle of the Adirondack winter.
After having gone down to one car.

To what I can tell you is my genuine surprise, I have survived, as has my marriage, though I will cop to more than one instance of complete breakdown and utter b*tchiness. Mmm-hmm, mama got pissed.

The dust, the splinters and my complete inability to keep track of anything from the bananas (back closet) to the coffee filters (in with the lobster pot) really started to get under my skin. Luckily we became the proud owners of a shiny oak floor last week and, well, the feel of the cool, slick planks beneath my feet is not unlike a good backrub - soothing, decadent, and not entirely necessary but richly deserved. This week the sink arrived, umm, when I fell in love with the farm sink look I didn't realize these mothers weigh well over 100 pounds, that said it is divine and I cannot wait to see it on a cabinet.

Speaking of cabinets, we've yet to pull the trigger on ordering which does two things, pushes back our schedule and ups the stakes of marital friction regarding the game of chicken betwixt kitchen and infant. What can I say, we like living on the edge. And, last night, after a day pacing on the oak I received a killer foot and back rub in flannel sheets. Neither of us thought much about the kitchen, in fact, the greater challenge seems to be coming up with a name for the Rockette emulating baby inside my belly.


Until we can show shots of yet-to-be-named-sister-to-Briar-and-Avery, here are pictures of our other baby, the kitchen.









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13 comments:

Ree said...

Oooh, very pretty. I have hardwood in my kitchen and love it.

No farm sink though.....unfortunately.

jen said...

but what a lovely kitchen sink it is...girl, you are entitled to muddle through it however you need to..and i applaud you.

Kelly said...

I applaud your bravery. Our winters are fairly mild, I have no beautiful bun in my oven, and the luxury of two vehicles, and a mere plumbing issue has caused more than a nasty word or two.

The floor is gorgeous!!!

slouching mom said...

shiny oak floors compensate for a LOT...

it's a lovely floor!

Life As I Know It said...

Ooooh, the floor is gorgeous! Hopefully that will be one of our next projects.

BetteJo said...

It's so hard to live while under construction, but add the other stuff and you have to get props for strength!

Colleen said...

What a job!!!
Those floors are gorgeous!!!

flutter said...

Oh I totally covet your floors....

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous floors!

Kristy said...

Ugh. I feel your pain. I always think of you guys when I start to stress out about our kitchen and bathroom renovations in prep to sell the house. Jim and I are a good team but we do yell creative expletives the entire time. I can't imagine doing it all while pregnant not to mention the additional child. The floor looks great!

Amy said...

Beautiful shiny floors! I love farmhouse sinks too, soooo jealous! All of this stress and hardwork will pay off when it's all said and done. Dreams realized... with little ones at your feet as you make wonderful meals in your wonderful kitchen.

Damselfly said...

That floor is beautiful!

Shannon said...

HA! So now as long as I don't ask for a complete kitchen remodel....my husband can't really complain right? Even if I throw 15 smaller, but still constructionesque jobs at him?

Love it!

Shannon