It's Friday, and it's painting day in the kitchen. Yay! Today we can finish the sanding, tear down the plastic sheeting, and put some paint on the walls. Hurrah! I've been busy looking over design ideas, thinking about tiles, planning layouts, it's all in my head at this point, but I keep standing in the kitchen, thinking, looking, imagining.
Table? No Table? Island? No island? Island with small sink? Pantry? No pantry? Baking counter? Trash in a free-standing can or in cabinet? Go for what I really want? Or stick to a tight budget? Mixer on the counter or in a cabinet? Easy access, or less cleaning?
The biggest difficulty is that I've already had my dream kitchen, it's in a house in Maryland. I worked so hard to get that room just how we wanted it, and it was perfect. And I'm stuck, this time, because I can't rebuild that kitchen here, it won't fit, and anything else feels like a compromise.
But it's time to make dinner - lasagne tonight, we have a combination microwave/convection oven that is serving us well right now. And since the oven will be hot, maybe some brownies or a fruit cake? Hmmm, these chilly fall days make me hungry for comforting goodies!
Also, note to self, exclamation points look just like the letter 'l' in this font, which is annoying - must change font!