Monday, December 22, 2008

Kitchen Update

Day 5 in the kitchen and we are coming into the home stretch.
Yes, my refrigerators are still blocking the kitchen.

Yes, that is one stove out of place. But about 2/3 of the floor is now retiled. I expect to be able to cook tonight. It needs to be done, because my holiday food shipment comes tomorrow morning, and you know everyone wants their shrimp on Christmas Eve and yet-to-be-determined Christmas dinner. Yes, my house is so muddled up that I don't even know what I'm cooking this week (sigh).

I will give you a picture of the finished kitchen, but I'm afraid you have to be here to fully appreciate the joy of a floor that's not all cracked up. (Someone cut through a support joist, probably 50 years ago, to move a sink, and that's been causing the floor to flex under the tile. Guess what? Tile doesn't like to flex!). This was a lot more work than my son or husband bargained for.

On a much more cheerful note, my friend Paula sent me a Christmas stocking! Just for me! I pulled the cooking magazine out of it - how could I resist? - but I'm going to be a good girl and put this beautiful stocking on top of the mantle (which is marble, so I can't put nails in it), and wait until Christmas to find out what else is in it.
Thank you, Paula, I'm touched by your kindness.

11 comments:

Channon said...

Beautiful stocking. I'm afraid I open my gifts as they arrive, except from blood relatives and friends who tell me in advance to wait!

Paula said...

I hope your daughter made it home safely. Is everybody home now? I'm so impressed with how quickly your kitchen floor is coming together. What great contractors you have! :-)Mmmm ... shrimp sounds good. Glad the package arrived in time for Christmas. Hope there's something in the magazine that appeals to your baking gene! I bet your marble mantle is beautiful!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful stocking!
You must be "very" anxious to get your kitchen back to normal :)

The Blonde Duck said...

What a gorgeous stocking! If I got food shipments, I'd eat everything!

prairierunner said...

I don't envy the mess you're in but I do envy the stocking;)

Pam said...

The stocking is so pretty! Just think how nice it will be to have a crackless floor when it's all finished!

Pam said...

What a beatiful stocking Paula gave you.

I am happy you will be able to cook for Christmas - looking forward to seeing the recipes.

HansThane said...

Wow that's a beautiful stocking. Can't wait for the picture of the finished kitchen!

noble pig said...

I am surprised you don't know what you are making but I would freak right now with my kitchen torn up! Are you hyperventilating yet?

veedogknitter said...

lovely stocking!!!
The floor is going to be beautiful, what sweet guys you have!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I know your floor will be done by the time you need to get your Christmas cooking started. I like your stocking, what a wonderful surprise. Merry Christmas!